‘The Big Read’ to feature Jack London at the library
During the months of February and March, El Dorado County libraries will feature “The Call of the Wild” by Jack London, while the South Lake Tahoe Branch Library will be host a series of free programs to celebrate this tale of adventure. Free copies of the book are available at the library while supplies last. Visit the library and fill out a pledge to obtain a copy.
The books are featured as part of “The Big Read,” a program designed to restore reading to the center of American culture, giving communities the opportunity to come together to read, discuss and celebrate world literature.
Events at the South Lake Tahoe Branch Library include:
• The United States Wolf Rescue, 2 p.m. Saturday: The United States Wolf Refuge has been rescuing wolves and wolf dogs since 1984. They will be appear with Temerity and Kasa, two of their rescued dogs. Free.
• “Never Cry Wolf” screening, 6 p.m. Feb. 16: The movie features a young, inexperienced biologist, deposited alone onto a frozen Arctic wasteland where he struggles to endure the forces of nature as he documents the mysterious habits of the wolves he has been sent to study. Rated PG. Free.
• Jack London’s Life portrayed by Michael Oakes, 2 p.m. Feb. 20: In this dynamic portrayal, actor/scholar Michael Oakes tells the story of Jack London’s life. Free.
• “Call of the Wild” book discussion, 2 p.m. Feb. 27: The Friends of the Library will be leading a discussion of Jack London’s classic book, “Call of the Wild.” Free,
• On the Trail of the Iditarod, 2 p.m. March 6: Meet former Iditarod competitor Jeanne Ashcraft and hear the account of her race against the elements to finish Alaska’s grueling sled dog challenge. Free.
For information on these programs and the Big Read, call the library at (530)573-3185 or visit http://www.eldoradocountybigread.org.
Sponsored by The Big Read, the El Dorado Arts Council and Friends of the Library. The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.
The library is at 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd., South Lake Tahoe. Library hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The library is closed Sundays.
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