Library schedules Big Read events

| 30 Sep 2011 | 08:31

    Greenwood Lake — As part of Orange County’s Big Read, featuring the works of Edgar Allen Poe, the Greenwood Lake Public Library will host the following events: Dark Art-A Student Art Exhibition - through Oct. 31. Students exhibit artwork inspired by the works of Edgar Allen Poe displayed at the Works of Art Gallery at the library. Exhibit: The Comical Side of Edgar Allen Poe - through Oct. 31. Poe to Pictures - Saturday, Oct. 16, at 1 p.m., for grades 7-12. Teens and tweens are invited to form teams with 4-5 friends to record video interpretations with a Flip Cam of Poe’s poetry. Participants will compete for movie theatre passes. All videos will be viewed at this program followed by a pizza party. The Big Bleed for The Big Read: Give a Pint for Poe blood drive - Friday, Oct. 8, from 3-7 p.m. The library hosts Community Blood Services blood mobile, which will donate one children’s book to the library for every donor who donates blood. Donors should bring an I.D. with signature, weigh over 110 pounds., and be in general good health. Minimum age is 16 years old. Donors over the age of 75 must bring a doctor’s note indicating that they are in good health and are able to donate blood. Movie Night: An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe - Tuesday, Oct. 12, from 7-9 p.m. Two films will be shown, “Biography: The Mystery of Edgar Allen Poe” by the Bio Channel and “An Evening of Edgar Allen Poe” narrated by Vincent Price. Movie fare will be served. Adult program. The “Gold Bug of Farrow Point” Book Discussion - Thursday, Oct. 14, at 6:30 p.m., for Grades 3-6. Children will read this book by Author Jack Pyle, which is loosely based on Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Gold Bug,” which he wrote in the mid-1840s and which inspired a nation to use codes and ciphers. Book now available for check-out at the front desk at the library. Secret Codes and Ciphers - Saturday, Oct. 16, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., for grades 3-6 presented by Mad-Science of the Mid-Hudson. After reading “The Gold Bug at Farrow Point,” children can learn how to create their own secret codes. In-person registration required. Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe Book Discussion - Sunday, Oct. 17, from 12-2 p.m. Educator Wendy Dembeck will lead this discussion of three of Poe’s short stories, “Cask of Amontillado,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and “The Purloined Letter.” Dembeck will bring copies of Poe’s poems, with the possibility of arranging a non-rehearsed readers’ theatre-type reading of “The Raven.” Books now available for check-out at the front desk. Adult program. In-person registration required. Close Encounters with Birds of Prey - Thursday, Oct. 21, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Join Bill Streeter, zoologist at the Delaware Valley Raptor Center, as he presents this program using live raptors. Family program. Registration is required for all programs either in person or by telephone at 477-8377, ext. 10, except where in-person registration is noted. Seating is limited; early registration highly suggested. For information on all programs and events, as well as The Big Read in Orange County, visit the Orange Reads’ Web site at