The Big Read - Event Schedule

Big Read Kick Off
location: Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way East
Saturday, April 13
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Receive a free copy of To Kill a Mockingbird, view special displays relating to Harper Lee and her book. Also view the opening of the new exhibition, "Labor & New Deal Art," in the Main Gallery. Receive information from Stark Parks, the Massillon Public Library, and many more. Free and fun for all ages.

 

Dialogue on Race in Stark County
location: Walsh University, Birk Center, 2020 East Maple Street North Canton, Ohio 44720
Monday, April 15
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Join Coming Together Stark County for a dialogue on race in Stark County, to parallel themes discussed in To Kill a Mockingbird. This panel will feature longtime Canton residents sharing memories and discussing topics, including segregation, that affected their lives. This panel will be moderated by Walsh University History Professor Will Cooley.

 

Keynote Lecture & Film Screening
location: Lions Lincoln Theater, 156 Lincoln Way East
Thursday, April 18
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Join us at the Lion's Lincoln Theater for a keynote lecture on To Kill a Mockingbird by Joe Crespino, a scholar from Emory University and an expert in Southern literature and culture. Enjoy an in-depth discussion of the book, and a free screening of the film, with a Q&A to follow. Free for all ages.

 

Twelve Angry Men performed by Stark County attorneys & judges
location: Firehouse Theater, 450 E. Market, Alliance, OH 44601
Friday, April 19 – 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 20 – 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 2013 – 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 27 – 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 28 – 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

"Twelve Angry Men" Adapted by Sherman Sergel

It looks like an open-and-shut case – the trial of a 19-year-old man accused of the fatal stabbing of his father. One juror, however, begins to open the others' eyes to the facts, and the trial becomes personal. A special presentation of the classic courtroom drama. The cast in this show will be comprised of Stark County attorneys and judges. Who better to fill these roles?

For reservations call the Carnation City Players at the Firehouse Theater directly at: 330-821-8712 Comedies and Dramas: $10 for adults, $8 for students Friday and Saturday performances start at 8pm. Sunday matinees begin at 2:30pm. The auditorium opens one half hour before curtain time. Tickets may be picked up the day of the evening performances any time after 6:30pm or after 1:30 pm the day of Sunday matinees. We encourage those with reservations to pick up tickets at these times to avoid congestion at the box office. Groups wishing to reserve a block of tickets may contact the box office to request information regarding group reservation policies and discounts. NOTE: If you cannot keep a reservation, PLEASE CALL TO CANCEL OR CHANGE THE NUMBER OF SEATS so that another patron may be given the seat. Thank you!

 

Stark Parks History Hike: Lock 4
location: 6600 Block of Erie Ave. NW , Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Saturday, April 20
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Join Stark Parks for a hike of historic Lock 4, relating to the historic era of the 1930s and the WPA, the time period in which To Kill a Mockingbird is set.

 

Poetry Read-In
location: Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way East
Tuesday, April 23
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Winners of the library's annual poetry contest will be given the opportunity to read their poems and will be awarded their prizes. This year the contest entrants had the option of exploring issues and themes found in To Kill a Mockingbird

 

Brown Bag Lecture: White Trash, the Genteel Classes, and "To Kill a Mockingbird"
location: Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way East
Tuesday, April 23
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Join speaker Will Cooley of Walsh University, and his in-depth discussion of the book, and the social order portrayed in To Kill a Mockingbird. Enjoy a free cookie and free cup of coffee, bring your lunch or buy one from the Museum's cafe.

 

One Act Plays
location: Massillon Washington High School, 1 Paul Brown Dr. SE
Wednesday, April 24
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Join the Frets and Struts drama club for a night of original One Act Plays celebrating the writing style and themes in To Kill a Mockingbird. Free and open to all ages.

 

Brunch & Book Talk
location: Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way East
Friday, April 26
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Join a librarian for a To Kill a Mockingbird book discussion and continental breakfast.

 

"Hey Boo" Documentary Screening & Book Discussion
location: Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way East
Wednesday, May 1
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
"Hey Boo" tells the untold story of how the great American novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, came to be. For teachers, students or fans of the classic, “Hey, Boo” enhances the experience of reading the book. The showing of this 82-minute documentary film is free and open to the public. Free popcorn will be served.

 

Family Program: Meet The Sneetches
location: Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way East
Saturday, May 4
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
K-6th graders will have the chance to explore the theme of prejudice found in To Kill a Mockingbird in an age-appropriate, interactive way during this program. The Sneetches and Other Stories, by Dr. Seuss, tells the story of how the Star-Belly Sneetches discriminate against the Plain-Belly Sneetches, leaving them out of Sneetch ball games and weenie roasts, until Sylvester McMonkey McBean arrives in town and bilks the town out of all its money by putting on and/or removing stars from the Sneetches until they can no longer tell who’s who. Registration is required for this free program and begins Monday, April 22nd. For more information, contact the library’s Children's Department at 330.832.5037.

 

Stark Parks History Hike: Molly Stark
location: 7900 Columbus Road, Lousiville, OH 44641
Tuesday, May 14
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Join Stark Parks for a hike of historic Molly Stark, relating to the historic era of the 1930s and the WPA, the time period in which To Kill a Mockingbird is set.

 

Book Discussion & Gallery Talk
location: Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way East
Friday, May 24
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Special gallery talk on exhibits relating to To Kill a Mockingbird and a discussion on the book.

 

Brown Bag Lecture: Going to Work: Federal Projects and the Great Depression
location: Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way East
Tuesday, May 28
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Join a speaker Todd Clark of Stark Parks as he discusses WPA projects that would have taken place in Stark county, providing more historical context for the time frame of To Kill a Mockingbird. Enjoy a free cookie and free cup of coffee, bring your lunch or buy one from the Museum's cafe.