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Discussion Groups for New Rochelle Big Read

Groups will discuss the anthology 'Sun, Stone and Shadows: 20 Great Mexican Short Stories.'

Talk amongst yourselves.

The book is available; people are reading. Next, they can gather in groups to discuss what they've read.

The New Rochelle Public Library's Big Read selection—Sun, Stone and Shadows: 20 Great Mexican Short Stories—will be the subject of four book discussion groups through the month of October.

Copies of the book can be checked out for free at the library's registration desk, or it can be purchased for $5. The book is available in Spanish or English.

The book discussions are as follows:

  • Temple Israel, 1000 Pinebrook Blvd., Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Amiel Wohl will lead the discussion. Refreshments will be served. Call 914-632-8254 to reserve a space. 
  • Romita Auditorium, Iona College, 715 North Ave., Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. This drop-in discussion will be lead by J. Manuel Gomez, PhD., assistant professor of Spanish, Foreign Language Department.
  • Sisterhood of Beth El Synagogue Center, 1324 North Ave., Tuesday, October 23 at 7 p.m. The event will include a performance by the Big Read Readers Theater Troupe, a historical perspective and refreshments.
  • Sound Shore Medical Center, 23 Washington Ave., Thursday, October 25 at 7 p.m. Held in the Fesjian Pavilion (opposite St. Gabriel's Church), this discussion will be bilingual (English/Spanish). Free parking is available in the medical center's Physician's Lot, and refreshments will be served. 

The library received a grant of $15,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts to host a Big Read project in the city. It was one of 78 nonprofit organizations chosen to receive the grant in 2012-13.

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Mike Queener September 21, 2012 at 03:57 AM
There are many new grants for arts and culture posted on Grantwatch.com http://www.grantwatch.com/ Nonprofits may be interested in applying for this grant: Grants for Visual and Performing Arts that Change the Lives of Children in NY, NJ, & Connecticut Deadline: 11/02/2012 Restricted grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded in the New York Tri-State area to grassroots non-profit organizations for programs that transform the lives of children in underserved communities. LINK: http://www.grantwatch.com/grant/130163/grants+for+visual+and+performing+arts+that+change+++the+lives+of+children+in+ny++nj++and+connecticut.html Best of Luck in finding grants, Mike Queener

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