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The 2015 Big Read

book jacket for A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin

A Wizard of Earthsea
by Ursula Le Guin

The 2015 Big Read Title

Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea is the first of six Earthsea Cycle titles.

The novel shares the story of Ged, the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, who was known as "Sparrowhawk" as a reckless youth. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the exciting tale of his journey to manhood as he masters the words of power, tames a dragon, and restores balance to the world.

Look for more information about the 2015 Big Read events and programs coming to your hometown library.

 

The "True" True Grit Documentary

The Pioneer Library System and The University of Oklahoma teamed up to produce an informative documentary about The West featured in Charles Portis' "True Grit."

 

 

This Year's Big Read

"People do not give credence that a fourteen-year-old girl could leave home and go off in the wintertime to avenge her father's blood but it did not seem so strange then, although I will say it did not happen every day."

Join us in reading the 2014 Big Read pick, True Grit by Charles Portis. Take an adventure with 14 year old Mattie Ross and one-eyed Rooster Cogburn, the meanest U.S. Marshal, as they travel through 19th century Indian Territory (including modern day Oklahoma) to track down Tom Chaney and avenge her father's death.

The True Grit Big Read will have a different structure and feel than the seven previous Big Reads. This one will be longer lived, slower paced, and less controlled.  Some of the traditional elements, like the bombastic kick-off and the frenetic onslaught of programs, will be gone. Other elements, like the movie nights and the book discussions, will remain.

Read more: This Year's Big Read

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