Special Events

A Bridge to the Early Disaster Epic

A Bridge to the Early Disaster Epic

3:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

at Linscheid Library Atrium

What is it that draws audiences to disaster epics? What drew readers to "The Bridge of San Luis Rey?" Can these literary pieces be compared to our fascination with non-stop news coverage and modern disasters? Come learn more about what factos draws audiences to disasters like the one in "The Bridge of San Luis Rey."

A Bridge to the Pulitzer Prize

A Bridge to the Pulitzer Prize

3:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

at Linscheid Library Atrium

What does it take to win a Pulitzer Prize? What does it take to win the Pulitzer Prize in two differene genres? Thornton Wilder's broad knowledge, writing acumen and understanding enabled himto pull it off. Come learn about Thornton Wilder and his works.

Bridge Stress Test

Bridge Stress Test

9:30 a.m.-Noon

at Ada Public Library

For those wanting to see how their bridges hold up to the stress tests, this is your chance to see their strength. The bridge of San Luis Rey collapsed. How will your bridge do?

 

Bridge Building

Bridge Building

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

at the Ada Public Library

Take part in a bridge building contest that will also be taken to surrounding public schools. Participants will receive craft (popsicle) sticks and glue to construct bridges in an effort to involve people of all ages in the community as part of Big Read events. You can enter your bridge into the competition as a group or individuals or you can just build a bridge for the fun of it.

Bridge Building with Ice Cream Sticks

Bridge Building

3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

at Ada Public Library

Take part in a bridge building contest that wil also be taken to surrounding public schools. Participants will receive craft (posickle) sticks and glue to construct bridges in an effort to involve people of all ages in the community as part of 'Big Read' events. You can enter your bridge into the competition as a group or individual or you can just build for the fun of it.

 

Aging Bridges

Aging Bridges

6 p.m. at Ada Public Library

Come listen to an employee from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation relate the bridge failure in "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" with the aging bridges across the nation today and what is being done to remedy the problem.

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