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2012-13 Programming & Events -

Grapes of Wrath School Book Discussion – Maryvale H.S.

Date:  January 2013

Location: 3415 N. 59th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85033

Book Discussion: yes
A total of 9 Junior classes are reading the book “Out of the Dust” to prepare them to read “The Grapes of Wrath.” Students will celebrate this unit with a trip to the West Valley Arts Council Art Exhibition, Out of the Dust with and a visit from Steinbeck scholar Matt Langione.


Grapes of Wrath Book Discussion – Larson Memorial Public Library

Dates: Thu, Jan 3, 2013 9:30am – 11:30am

Location: 1595 Johnson Dr., Lakeside, AZ 85929Book Discussion: yes
Celebrating The Big Read, the Larson Memorial Public Library will be   discussing John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel “The Grapes of   Wrath”. Newcomers welcome. Monthly meeting of our book club The Larson   Bookies will include a presentation from 10:00-11:00 a.m. by Marshall Shore   “A Historical Trip Down Route 66″

Out of the Dust – Art Exhibit

Dates: Fri, Jan 4, 2013 – Fri, Feb 4, 2013 9:00am – 4:30pm

Location: 13243 N. Founders Park Blvd., Surprise, AZ 85379
The public is invited to attend this free art exhibit dedicated to the Big Read literary classic, “The Grapes of Wrath”. This exhibit will feature artists work that tie into “The Grapes of Wrath,” capturing the Great Depression and Dust Bowl between 1930-40. Free and open to the public. Gallery hours: M-Th: 9:00-4:00 Fri: 9:30-11:30 am


Out of the Dust – Art Exhibit Opening Reception

Date:  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location: 13243 N. Founders Park Blvd., Surprise, AZ 85379
The public is invited to attend the art show opening and reception for the month long art exhibit dedicated to the Big Read literary classic, “The Grapes of Wrath”. This exhibit will feature artists work that tie into “The Grapes of Wrath,” capturing the Great Depression and Dust Bowl between 1930-40. Free and open to the public


Big Read Kick-Off: Burnett Family Bluegrass Concert

Date:  Sun, Jan 6, 2013 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Location: 15210 W. Sweetwater Ave., Surprise, AZ 85379

Book Discussion: no
Bluegrass concert, kicking off the months Big Read celebration. Open to the public. Admission $5 Student | $10 Adult.   From the mountains of Northern Arizona, where the southwestern wind was born, comes the sound of Burnett Family Bluegrass, a national award winning, all-family bluegrass band. This is family music at its best with hard driving instrumentals and fine-tuned harmonies. The intricate breaks show a deep understanding about intimate musical detail that skyrocket them from good to outstanding in the field of Bluegrass.


Marshall Shore – A Historical Trip Down Route 66 – State Library, Archives & Public Records

Date:  Mon, Jan 7, 2013 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Location: State Library, Archives & Public Records 1101 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Arizona’s Mother Road: Iconic   Route 66 John Steinbeck called Route 66 the “mother road” and that   name endures today. Arizona has the longest stretch of, still in use, road of   route 66. This iconic route is a time line dotted with towns rich with   history and tradition. Come learn about Arizona’s Route 66 and discuss how   its important role it plays in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.
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Big Read Kick Off Event – Superior Public Library

Date:  Mon, Jan 7, 2013 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Location: 99 Kellner Ave., Superior, AZ 85173

Book Discussion: yes
Celebrating The Big Read, join us to discuss John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel “The Grapes of Wrath”. We will hold a kick-off event on January 7th at 6 pm by handing out free books to participants at this time. Light refreshments will be provided by our Friends of the Library.


Burnett Family Bluegrass School Concert

Date:  Tue, Jan 8, 2013 9:30am – 10:30am

Location: Dysart Performing Arts Center 15802 N. Parkview Place, Surprise, AZ 85374

The Burnett Family Bluegrass group visits the Dysart Unified District   Performing Arts Center to bring the sound inspired by the great depression to   the Junior students who will be reading The Grapes of Wrath. From the   mountains of Northern Arizona, where the southwestern wind was born, comes   the sound of Burnett Family Bluegrass, a national award winning, all-family bluegrass   band. This is family music at its best with hard driving instrumentals and   fine-tuned harmonies. The intricate breaks show a deep understanding about   intimate musical detail that skyrocket them from good to outstanding in the   field of Bluegrass.

Burnett Family Bluegrass Community Concert

Date: Tue, Jan 8, 2013 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Location: Southeast Regional Library 775 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85234

Public: yes

Celebrating The Big Read, Arizona Reads, “The Grapes of Wrath”, the community is invited to come and hear the sound of Bluegrass music, inspired by the great depression. From the mountains of Northern Arizona, where the southwestern wind was born, comes the sound of Burnett Family Bluegrass, a national award winning, all-family bluegrass band. This is family music at its best with hard driving instrumentals and fine-tuned harmonies. The intricate breaks show a deep understanding about intimate musical detail that skyrocket them from good to outstanding in the field of Bluegrass. 


Book Discussion with Cathy Della Penta

Date: Wed, Jan 9, 2013 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: Total Wine – 250 N. Litchfield Rd. Ste. 185, Classroom, Goodyear, AZ 85395

Book Discussion: yes
Join us for a book discussion with Cathy Della Penta. A 1 1/2- 2 hour book   discussion by an expert on “The Grapes of Wrath” and John Steinbeck.

Book Discussion with Cathy Della Penta

Date:  Wed, Jan 14, 2013 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: Glendale Main 5959 W. Brown St., Glendale, AZ 85302

Book Discussion: yes
Join us for a book discussion with Cathy Della Penta. A 1 1/2- 2 hour book   discussion by an expert on The Grapes of Wrath and John Steinbeck.

Film Discussion with Jeannie Berg

Date:  Wed, Jan 9, 2013 3:00pm – 5:30pm

Location: Hamilton Branch Library 3700 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ 85248

Glendale Community College Film Scholar, Jeannie Berg, discusses the impact of the Great Depression on movies as well as view clips from The Grapes of Wrath and view a film based on the Great Depression.


Marshall Shore – A Historical Trip Down Route 66 – Safford City Library

Date:  Wed, Jan 9, 2013 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Location: Safford City Library 808 S. 7th Ave., Safford, AZ 85546

 Arizona’s Mother Road: Iconic Route 66 John Steinbeck called Route 66 the   “mother road” and that name endures today. Arizona has the longest   stretch of, still in use, road of route 66. This iconic route is a time line   dotted with towns rich with history and tradition. Come learn about Arizona’s   Route 66 and discuss how its important role it plays in John Steinbeck’s The   Grapes of Wrath.

Marshall Shore – A Historical Trip Down Route 66 – Clifton Public Library

Date:  Thu, Jan 10, 2013 10:00am – 11:00am

Location:  Clifton Library 22 Blue Jay Drive,  Duncan, AZ 85534

Arizona’s Mother Road: Iconic Route 66 John Steinbeck called Route 66 the   “mother road” and that name endures today. Arizona has the longest   stretch of, still in use, road of route 66. This iconic route is a time line   dotted with towns rich with history and tradition. Come learn about Arizona’s   Route 66 and discuss how its important role it plays in John Steinbeck’s The   Grapes of Wrath.

Arizona Curriculum Theater Presents a Grapes of Wrath Dramatic Reading – Bisbee | Copper Queen

Date: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Location: Copper Queen Library 6 Main St., Bisbee, AZ 85603
The 45 minute ACT presentation will combine a dramatic reading of Chapter One of the Grapes of Wrath with digital images from the dust bowl, and another dramatic reading of Chapter Twenty-Five with images from period California agriculture including photos of migrant workers from some of the California worker camps.


Arizona Curriculum Theater Presents a Grapes of Wrath Dramatic Reading – Oro Valley

Date:  Fri, Jan 11, 2013 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: Oro Valley 1305 W. Naranja Dr., Oro Valley, AZ 85737

The 45 minute ACT presentation   will combine a dramatic reading of Chapter One of the Grapes of Wrath with   digital images from the dust bowl, and another dramatic reading of Chapter   Twenty-Five with images from period California agriculture including photos   of migrant workers from some of the California worker camps.

Arizona Curriculum Theater Presents a Grapes of Wrath Dramatic Reading – Florence

Date:  Fri, Jan 11, 2013 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Location: 1000 S. Willow St., Florence, AZ 85132

The 45 minute ACT presentation   will combine a dramatic reading of Chapter One of the Grapes of Wrath with   digital images from the dust bowl, and another dramatic reading of Chapter   Twenty-Five with images from period California agriculture including photos of   migrant workers from some of the California worker camps.

Film Discussion with Jeannie Berg

Date:  Sat, Jan 12, 2013 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Location: Glendale Main 5959 W. Brown St., Glendale, AZ 85302

Glendale Community College Film   Scholar, Jeannie Berg, discusses the impact of the Great Depression on movies   as well as view clips from The Grapes of Wrath and view a film based on the   Great Depression.

Arizona Curriculum Theater Presents a Grapes of Wrath Dramatic Reading – Mesa Red Mountain Library

Date:  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: Red Mountain Library 635 N. Power Rd., Mesa, AZ 85205

The 45 minute ACT presentation   will combine a dramatic reading of Chapter One of the Grapes of Wrath with   digital images from the dust bowl, and another dramatic reading of Chapter   Twenty-Five with images from period California agriculture including photos   of migrant workers from some of the California worker camps.

Arizona Curriculum Theater Presents a Grapes of Wrath Dramatic Reading – Queen Creek

Date:  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Location: Queen Creek 21802 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek, AZ 85142

The 45 minute ACT presentation will combine a dramatic reading of Chapter One of the Grapes of Wrath with digital images from the dust bowl, and another dramatic reading of Chapter Twenty-Five with images from period California agriculture including photos of migrant workers from some of the California worker camps.


Grapes of Wrath Book Discussion – Litchfield Park Library

Date:  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Location: 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

Celebrating The Big Read, the   Litchfield Park Library will be hosting a Teen Book discussion on John   Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel “The Grapes of Wrath”.   Newcomers welcome.

Grapes of Wrath Book Discussion – Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at ASU

Date:  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 10:00am – 12:00pm

Location: 4701 W. Thunderbird Rd., Glendale, AZ 85306

Adults ages 50+ will be reading   John Steinbeck’s literary classic, “The Grapes of Wrath.” The class   is open to the public. Participants must register between January 7-15 by   calling 623.543.6440. Students are asked to read the book prior to attending   our instructor-facilitated workshop; the group will then explore the novel.

Grapes of Wrath Book Discussion – Buckeye Public Library

Date:  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Location: 310 N. 6th St., Buckeye, AZ 85326

Celebrating The Big Read, the   Buckeye Public Library will be discussing John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize   winning novel “The Grapes of Wrath”. Newcomers welcome.

Lecture – Steinbeck Scholar Matt Langione

Date:  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Location: Wickenburg Library 164 E. Apache St., Wickenburg, AZ 85390

Steinbeck Scholar Matt Langione   offers a presentation on the cultural history of The Grapes of Wrath with a special emphasis on mass entertainment (movies, radio, Life-magazine, etc.)   He will follow-up with an interpretation of the novel that situates it in that cultural history.

Grapes of Wrath Book Discussion – Snowflake – Taylor Public Library

Date:  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 4:00pm – 5:00pm – Date Change

Location: 418 S. 4th W., Snowflake, AZ 85937

Book Discussion: yes
Celebrating The Big Read, the Buckeye Public Library will be discussing John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel “The Grapes of Wrath”. Newcomers welcome.


Film Discussion with Jeannie Berg

Date:  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Location: 3500 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282

Glendale Community College Film Scholar, Jeannie Berg, discusses the impact of the Great Depression on movies as well as view clips from The Grapes of Wrath and view a film based on the Great Depression.


Student Lecture – Steinbeck Scholar Matt Langione

Date:  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 8:30am – 9:30am

Location: Maryvale H.S. – 3415 N. 59th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85033

Steinbeck Scholar Matt Langione   offers a presentation on the cultural history of The Grapes of Wrath with a   special emphasis on mass entertainment (movies, radio, Life-magazine, etc.)   He will follow-up with an interpretation of the novel that situates it in   that cultural history.

Student Lecture – Steinbeck Scholar Matt Langione

Date:  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 9:30am – 11:00am

Location: Maryvale H.S. – 3415 N. 59th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85033

Steinbeck Scholar Matt Langione   offers a presentation on the cultural history of The Grapes of Wrath with a   special emphasis on mass entertainment (movies, radio, Life-magazine, etc.)   He will follow-up with an interpretation of the novel that situates it in   that cultural history.

Photography and Poetry lecture on “Steinbeck the Man & Steinbeck the Author”

Date:  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: West Valley Arts Council Gallery in Marley Park – 13243 N. Founders Park Blvd. Surprise, 85379

West Valley Arts Council arts member and artist, Dee Callahan,  presents a photo and poetry lecture on John Steinbeck.  Go in-depth with Dee as she shares excerpts from her interviews with Nick Taylor, the Director of the Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State University, and Peter Van Coutren, Steinbeck Archivist.  Learn about one of America’s most prolific writers.

Date:  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Location: 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Book Discussion: yes
This year’s Big Read selected title is “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to revitalize the role of literary reading in American popular culture. Discussion questions and meeting dates are available in our Reading Club booklet on the tables near the Customer Service Desk.


Movie & Popcorn – Snowflake – Taylor Public Library

Date:  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 3:00pm – 4:00pm  Date Change

Location: 418 S. 4th W., Snowflake, AZ 85937

Book Discussion: yes
Movie & Popcorn – Come for a viewing of “The Grapes of Wrath”   starring Henry Fonda. Popcorn will be provided.

Lecture – Steinbeck Scholar Matt Langione – Sun City Branch

Date:  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Location: Sun City Branch – 16828 N. 99th Ave., Sun City, AZ 85351

Steinbeck Scholar Matt Langione   offers a presentation on the cultural history of The Grapes of Wrath with a   special emphasis on mass entertainment (movies, radio, Life-magazine, etc.)   He will follow-up with an interpretation of the novel that situates it in   that cultural history.

Book Discussion with Cathy Della Penta – Chandler Sunset Library

Date:  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Location: 4930 W. Ray Rd., Chandler, AZ 85226

Book Discussion: yes
Join us for a book discussion with Cathy Della Penta. A 1 1/2- 2 hour book   discussion by an expert on The Grapes of Wrath and John Steinbeck.

Lecture – Steinbeck Scholar Matt Langione

Date:  Wed, Jan 18, 2013 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Location: the WHAM Art Community Center – 16560 N. Dysart Rd.  Surprise, AZ  85378

Steinbeck Scholar Matt Langione  offers a presentation on the cultural history of The Grapes of Wrath with a special emphasis on mass entertainment (movies, radio, Life-magazine, etc.)   He will follow-up with an interpretation of the novel that situates it in that cultural history.

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Car Show, Interviews, Crafts, Music, Discussions & More! – Queen Creek Branch Library

Date:  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:00am – 4:00pm

Location: 21802 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Book Discussion: yes
Join us for this exploration of life and literature in celebration of John   Steinbeck’s classic title “The Grapes of Wrath”. Explore the life,   music, and stories that populated the Depression and Dust Bowl. Learn how   people survived, see interviews and original footage, listen to live as well   as recorded performances, and enjoy music, crafts, and a period car show.

Grapes of Wrath Book Discussion

Date:  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 11:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Peoria Library 8463 W. Monroe St., Peoria, AZ 85345

Book Discussion: Yes
Join us to discuss John Steinbeck’s literary classic, The Grapes of Wrath.   Discuss the triumphs and tragedies of the Joad family’s journey along route   66 in search of the American Dream after succumbing the wrath of the Great Depression   and Dust Bowl! Draw comparisons to today’s recent historical events.

Arizona Curriculum Theater Presents a Grapes of Wrath Dramatic Reading at Peoria Library

Date:  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Location: Peoria Public Library 8463 W. Monroe St., Peoria, AZ 85345

The 45 minute ACT presentation   will combine a dramatic reading of Chapter One of the Grapes of Wrath with   digital images from the dust bowl, and another dramatic reading of Chapter   Twenty-Five with images from period California agriculture including photos   of migrant workers from some of the California worker camps.

Book Discussion with Cathy Della Penta – White Tanks Library

Date:  Tue, Jan 22, 2013 10:30am – 12:00pm

Location: White Tanks Library 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd., Waddell, AZ 85395

Book Discussion: yes
Join us for a book discussion with Cathy Della Penta. A 1 1/2- 2 hour book discussion by an expert on The Grapes of Wrath and John Steinbeck.


Grapes of Wrath Book Discussion – Southeast Regional Library

Date:  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: 775 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85234

Book Discussion: yes
Celebrating The Big Read, the Southeast Regional Library will be discussing John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel “The Grapes of Wrath”. Newcomers welcome.

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Grapes of Wrath Book Discussion – Marley Park Book Club

Dates: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: Heritage Club at Marley Park – 15210 Sweetwater Surprise, AZ  85379

Book Discussion: yes
Celebrating The Big Read, the Larson Memorial Public Library will be   discussing John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel “The Grapes of   Wrath”. Newcomers welcome. Monthly meeting of our book club The Larson   Bookies will include a presentation from 10:00-11:00 a.m. by Marshall Shore   “A Historical Trip Down Route 66″


Lecture with Greta Manville

Date:  Thu, Jan 24, 2013 10:00am – 11:00am

Location: Pebble Creek 3003 N. 164th Ave., Goodyear, AZ 85395
Outgoing Steinbeck Bibliographer from the Center for Steinbeck Studies in California, Greta Manville, will talk about John Steinbeck and his classic piece of literature, “The Grapes of Wrath.” Drawing from thousands of annotations, readings sand critical essays, Mrs. Manville will give us a better glimpse into the mind of Steinbeck.


Marshall Shore – A Historical Trip Down Route 66 – Winslow

Date:  Thu, Jan 24, 2013 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Location: Hubbell Building 523 W. 2nd St., Winslow, AZ 86047

Arizona’s Mother Road: Iconic   Route 66 John Steinbeck called Route 66 the “mother road” and that   name endures today. Arizona has the longest stretch of, still in use, road of   route 66. This iconic route is a time line dotted with towns rich with   history and tradition. Come learn about Arizona’s Route 66 and discuss how   its important role it plays in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.

Grapes of Wrath Lecture with Susan Shillinglaw – White Tanks Library

Date:  Thur, January 24, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Estrella Starpointe Residents Club  –  17665 Elliot Road Goodyear, AZ  85338

Join us as Steinbeck Scholar Suasn Shillinglaw, who has presented on the author for the past 25 years, speaks on the background writing of “The Grapes of Wrath” and the music of the time period that influenced the literature.  She will present several photos through an engaging PowerPoint and discussion.


Marshall Shore – A Historical Trip Down Route 66 – Kingman

Date:  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 9:00am – 10:00am

Location: Kingman – Neal Campus – Mohave Community College, 1971 Jargerson Ave.,  Kingman, AZ 86409

Arizona’s Mother Road: Iconic Route 66 John Steinbeck called Route 66 the “mother road” and that name endures today. Arizona has the longest stretch of, still in use, road of route 66. This iconic route is a time line dotted with towns rich with history and tradition. Come learn about Arizona’s Route 66 and discuss how its important role it plays in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.


Marshall Shore – A Historical Trip Down Route 66 – Bullhead City

Date:  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Location: Hargrove Library – Mohave Community College Bullhead City Campus, 3400 Highway 95, Bullhead City, AZ 85442

Arizona’s Mother Road: Iconic   Route 66 John Steinbeck called Route 66 the “mother road” and that   name endures today. Arizona has the longest stretch of, still in use, road of   route 66. This iconic route is a time line dotted with towns rich with   history and tradition. Come learn about Arizona’s Route 66 and discuss how   its important role it plays in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.

Marshall Shore – A Historical Trip Down Route 66 – Lake Havasu City

Date:  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Location: 1977 E. Jargerson Ave., Lake Havasu, AZ 86403 

Arizona’s Mother Road: Iconic   Route 66 John Steinbeck called Route 66 the “mother road” and that   name endures today. Arizona has the longest stretch of, still in use, road of   route 66. This iconic route is a time line dotted with towns rich with   history and tradition. Come learn about Arizona’s Route 66 and discuss how   its important role it plays in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.

Grapes of Wrath Book Discussion – ASP Phoenix West Library

Date:  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Location: 3402 W. Cocopah St., , Phoenix, AZ 85304

Public: no
Book Discussion: yes
Celebrating The Big Read, the Southeast Regional Library will be discussing John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel “The Grapes of Wrath”.


Grapes of Wrath Lecture with Susan Shillinglaw – White Tanks Library

Date:  Sat. January 26, 10:30am – 11:30am

Location: 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd., Waddell, AZ 85355

Book Discussion: yes

Join us as Steinbeck Scholar Suasn Shillinglaw, who has presented on the author for the past 25 years, speaks on the background writing of “The Grapes of Wrath” and the music of the time period that influenced the literature.  She will present several photos through an engaging PowerPoint and discussion.


2nd Annual Writers Conference

Date:  Sat, Jan 26, 2013 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Location: 15210 W. Sweetwater Ave., Surprise, AZ 85379

The public is invited to attend the 2nd Annual Authors conference featuring 4 published authors. They will learn about the publishing process as well as tips and tricks to writing.  Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served as part of the day’s events where participants will have an opportunity to have books signed and to talk with the authors.

Cost: $20 or 2 for $30

Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served following the conference where participants will have an opportunity to have books signed and to talk with the authors.


Grapes of Wrath Book Discussion – Goodyear Branch

Date:  Mon, Jan 28, 2013 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Location: Goodyear City Hall 190 N. Litchfield Rd. Room 117, Goodyear, AZ 85338

Book Discussion: yes
Celebrating The Big Read, the Goodyear Library will be discussing John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel “The Grapes of Wrath”. Newcomers welcome.


Arizona Curriculum Theater Presents a Grapes of Wrath Dramatic Reading – Wickenburg

Date:  Tue, Jan 29, 2013 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Location: Wickenburg Library 154 E. Apache St., Wickenburg, AZ 85390

The 45 minute ACT presentation   will combine a dramatic reading of Chapter One of the Grapes of Wrath with   digital images from the dust bowl, and another dramatic reading of Chapter   Twenty-Five with images from period California agriculture including photos   of migrant workers from some of the California worker camps.

Grapes of Wrath Book Discussion – Desert Foothills

Date:  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:00am – 12:00pm

Location: 38443 N. Schoolhouse Rd., Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Book Discussion: yes
John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath” is not merely a great American novel. it is also a significant event in our national history. Capturing the plight of millions of Americans whose lives had been crushed by the Dust Bowl & the Great Depression, Steinbeck awakened the nation’s comprehension & compassion. Join us for a special book discussion. Refreshments will be served. A limited number of books are available on a first-come, first served basis at the front desk, when you stop by to register for the book discussion. To register call 480-488-2286.


Arizona Curriculum Theater Presents a Grapes of Wrath Dramatic Reading – Parker

Date:  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Location: 1001 Navajo Ave., Parker, AZ 85344
The 45 minute ACT presentation will combine a dramatic reading of Chapter One of the Grapes of Wrath with digital images from the dust bowl, and another dramatic reading of Chapter Twenty-Five with images from period California agriculture including photos of migrant workers from some of the California worker camps.


Burnett Family Bluegrass Community Concert

Date: Thur, Jan 31, 2013 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Location: Pebble Creek Retirement Community – Tuscany Renaissance Theatre

Public: yes

Celebrating The Big Read, Arizona Reads, “The Grapes of Wrath”, the community is invited to come and hear the sound of Bluegrass music, inspired by the great depression. From the mountains of Northern Arizona, where the southwestern wind was born, comes the sound of Burnett Family Bluegrass, a national award winning, all-family bluegrass band. This is family music at its best with hard driving instrumentals and fine-tuned harmonies. The intricate breaks show a deep understanding about intimate musical detail that skyrocket them from good to outstanding in the field of Bluegrass.


Grapes of Wrath – Parent / Staff Book Discussion

Date:  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Location: 4309 E. Belleview St., Phoenix, AZ 85008
Book Discussion: yes
The staff and parents of Balsz Elementary will be encouraged to read “The Grapes of Wrath”. They will discuss the book at the next Family Night.


Book Discussion with Cathy Della Penta

Date:  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Location: North Valley Regional 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy, Anthem, AZ 85086

Book Discussion: yes
Join us for a book discussion with Cathy Della Penta. A 1 1/2- 2 hour book   discussion by an expert on The Grapes of Wrath and John Steinbeck.

Grapes of Wrath Book Discussion – North Valley Regional Library

Date:  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Location: 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy, Anthem, AZ 85086

Book Discussion: yes
Celebrating The Big Read, the North Valley Regional Library will be   discussing John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel “The Grapes of   Wrath”. Newcomers welcome.

Grapes of Wrath Book Discussion – Thompson Ranch Elementary School

Date:  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Location: 11800 W. Thompson Ranch Rd., El Mirage, AZ 85335

Book Discussion: yes
6th grade students will be reading the books during the spring semester.


Arizona Curriculum Theater Presents a Grapes of Wrath Dramatic Reading – Scottsdale @ Civic Center

Date:  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Location: 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

The 45 minute ACT presentation   will combine a dramatic reading of Chapter One of the Grapes of Wrath with   digital images from the dust bowl, and another dramatic reading of Chapter   Twenty-Five with images from period California agriculture including photos   of migrant workers from some of the California worker camps.

Arizona Curriculum Theater Presents a Grapes of Wrath Dramatic Reading at Glendale Community College

Date:  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Location: Glendale Community College 6000 W. Olive Ave., Glendale, AZ 85302

The 45 minute ACT presentation   will combine a dramatic reading of Chapter One of the Grapes of Wrath with   digital images from the dust bowl, and another dramatic reading of Chapter   Twenty-Five with images from period California agriculture including photos   of migrant workers from some of the California worker camps.

Marshall Shore – A Historical Trip Down Route 66 – Desert Foothills Library

Date:  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Location: Desert Foothills – 38443 N. Schoolhouse Rd. , Cave Creek, AZ 85327

Arizona’s Mother Road: Iconic   Route 66 John Steinbeck called Route 66 the “mother road” and that   name endures today. Arizona has the longest stretch of, still in use, road of   route 66. This iconic route is a time line dotted with towns rich with   history and tradition. Come learn about Arizona’s Route 66 and discuss how   its important role it plays in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.

Grapes of Wrath Book Discussion – Safford City – Graham County Library

Date:  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: Safford City Library 808 S. 7th Ave., Safford, AZ 85546

Book Discussion: yes
Celebrating The Big Read, the Southeast Regional Library will be reading and discussing John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel “The Grapes of Wrath”. Newcomers welcome.


Grapes of Wrath Book Discussion – Scottsdale Public Library (Appaloosa Branch)

Date:  Wed, Mar 20, 2013 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Location: 7377 E. Silverstone Dr. , Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Book Discussion: yes
In partnership with the West Valley Arts Council, the Scottsdale Public   Library will be discussing John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel   “The Grapes of Wrath”. Please join us for a lively discussion at   1:00 PM on March 20th at Appaloosa library. Newcomers welcome.

Grapes of Wrath School Book Discussion – Ironwood H.S.

Date:  Mon, Apr 15, 2013 9:00am – 11:00am

Location: 6051 W. Sweetwater Ave., Glendale, AZ 85304

Book Discussion: yes
9th -12th grade students will be reading “The Grapes of Wrath” during April.

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