Special Events

A Bridge to Peruvian Culture

A Bridge to Peruvian Culture

Lecturer: Jorge Solorzano

5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

at Linscheid Library Atrium

The final event of this year's Big Read in southern Oklahoma will focus on understanding Peruvian culture and how it ties in to Thornton Wilder's "The Bridge of San Luis Rey." As the three-consecutive day marathon of activities concludes this year's Big Read program, come enjoy the final lege of the eventful journey through "The Bridge of San Luis Rey."

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 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 individual or you can just build for the fun of it.

 

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