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Memoirs OutLOUD – Creative Writing Workshop: 1st & 3d Saturdays


Pencil tip on notepadMemoirs OutLOUD – A Creative Writing Workshop: St George Library Center, 5 Central Ave, SINY 10301.  On the 1st & 3d Saturday of the month. Next workshop at St George Library:  Saturday, Oct 1st at 10am.  (“In front of the huge fireplace” and/or “Decisions, decisions”).

Thanks for arriving promptly as a courtesy to your fellow writers.  Staten Island OutLOUD welcomes Islanders to this stimulating writing studio, open to all adults.   If you are an experienced writer, or if you’re just beginning to explore your writing potential, this workshop offers a welcoming & nurturing environment.

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Big Read & Little Readers: Paws & Read OutLOUD for Kidz @Richmondtown Library!

Thursday, Sept 29, 2016, 4pm.  Richmondtown Library, 200 Clarke Ave, SINY 10306

Staten Island OutLOUD hosts its special program for very young readers, Paws & Read OutLOUD for Kidz. Children ages 5-10 can practice their skills & have fun reading aloud to a gentle, licensed therapy dog. Their younger siblings can just sit back & enjoy being read to.
For the special Big Read for Little Readers OutLOUD event, we’ll focus on age-appropriate adaptations of “The Maltese Falcon”, including “The Malted Falcon”, stories about falcons, and other fun surprises.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or by an adult caregiver.

Plenty of free parking in the library’s parking lot and on surrounding streets.

Kids Pet Sweetie Pie 2

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Film Screening: “The Maltese Falcon” – St George

Sat, Oct 1, 2016, at 1pm.  St George Library Center, 5 Central Ave (@Hyatt St), SINY 10301

The beloved film adaptation of Dashiell Hammett’s novel, this version of The Maltese Falcon features Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, and Sidney Greenstreet, among a distinguished cast.  Free & open to the public.  Plenty of parking on the surrounding streets.  The St George Library Center is just a half block from the ferry terminal, and close to all Staten Island public transportation.

Movie Poster-Maltese Falcon

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“The Maltese Falcon” In Dongan Hills

Monday, Oct 3, 2016 at 5pm.  Dongan Hills Library, 1617 Richmond Road (near Old Town Rd), SINY 10304

The awesome librarians at the Dongan Hills Library invite Staten Island OutLOUD & friends & neighbors to share your ideas about Dashiell Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon” and hear about the interesting takes on this classic novel that other people may have.  Come join us, and let your voice be heard!  Free & fun.  Book giveaway while supplies last.

Maltese Falcon-yellow book cover

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Noir In the Afternoon – CPG Gallery

Sunday, Oct 9, 2pm.  Creative Photographers Gallery, 814 Richmond Terrace @Tyson St (red door on Tysen), SINY 10301

Staten Island OutLOUD kicks off our NEA/Big Read event with fedoras and drinks, a reading & conversation on Dashiell Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon”, and a book giveaway. Led by Island artist/photographer Gail Middleton.

What’s your favorite quote from Hammett’s classic noir novel?  Bring your fedora and a ‘wise guy’ attitude.

Wear your best “tough guy” or “mysterious broad” attire, and let your voice be heard!

“You always have a very smooth explanation ready.”  “What do you want me to do, learn to stutter?”

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The Big Read for LIttle Readers: Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library

Thursday, Oct 13, 2016 at 4pm.  Todt Hill – Westerleigh Library, 2550 Victory Blvd, SINY 10314

Staten Island OutLOUD & our friends at the Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library host a special program for young readers.  We’ll focus on age-appropriate adaptations of “The Maltese Falcon”, including “The Malted Falcon” and books about falcons, and other surprises.

Free, fun & family-friendly. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Free parking in the library’s adjacent lot.  Accessible via public transportaton.

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Family-Friendly Mystery Film Screening – West Brighton Library

Saturday, Oct 15, 2016, 2pm.  West Brighton Library, 976 Castleton Ave, SINY 10310

Staten Island OutLOUD’s Big Read series continues with a short family-friendly reading from “The Maltese Falcon” & book discussion, followed by a screening of a family-friendly mystery/ romance, “Tuck Everlasting”.

Free. Book giveaway, while supplies last.

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Free Film Screening: “The Maltese Falcon” – Huguenot Library

Saturday, Oct 22, 2016, 12pm.  At the Huguenot Library, 830 Huguenot Ave, SINY 10312

The firendly librarians at the Huguenot Library invite Staten Island OutLOUD & friends & neighbors to a free screening of the classic film version of Dashiell Hammett’s classic “The Maltese Falcon”.  Book giveaway while supplies last.

Movie Poster-Maltese Falcon

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Women Who Write Mysteries – Alice Austen House Museum

Sunday, Oct 23, 3pm.  At the Alice Austen House Museum, 2 Hylan Blvd (2 blocks off Bay St), SINY 10305

Details TBA

Austen House and stone wall

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Big Read & Little Readers: Paws & Read OutLOUD for Kidz @Stapleton

Thursday, Oct 27, 4pm.  Stapleton Library, 132 Canal St, SINY 10304

Staten Island OutLOUD hosts its special program for very young readers, Paws & Read OutLOUD for Kidz. Children ages 5-10 can practice their skills & have fun reading aloud to a gentle, licensed therapy dog. Their younger siblings can just sit back & enjoy being read to.
For the special Big Read for Little Readers OutLOUD event, we’ll focus on age-appropriate adaptations of “The Maltese Falcon”, including “The Malted Falcon”, stories about falcons, and other fun surprises.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or by an adult caregiver.

Plenty of parking on surrounding streets.  Close to buses & SIR train.

Kids Pet Sweetie Pie 2

 

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Sam Spade’s Waterfront Speakeasy

Friday, Oct 28, 8pm.  SI MakerSpace, 450 Front St, Unit B, SINY 10304

RSVP essential – Limited space! RSVP by Wed, Oct 26 to sioutloud@yahoo.com

Staten Island OutLOUD teams up with SI MakerSpace and dancer Lys Obsidian, to present an evening’s entertainment: Sam Spade’s Speakeasy. A waterfront destination like some of Sam Spade’s favorite haunts. If you look carefully, you may spot La Paloma harbored nearby! Featuring special guest artist Lys Obsidian and friends, plus readings from “The Maltese Falcon” & conversation, music and more.
SI MakerSpace is at the corner of Thompson St & Front St – One block from Bay St & Thompson St. Free parking in the adjacent lot & surrounding streets.Maltese Falcon-yellow book cover

La Paloma

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Tibetan Falcons and Sky Burial – Tibetan Museum

Saturday, Nov 5, 2pm at the Tibetan Museum, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island NY 10306

As Staten Island OutLOUD celebrates Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon for The Big Read, we’ll take a cultural detour to explore on of Staten Island’s treasures, the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art.  And there we’ll find some intriguing & unexpected tie-ins to some themes and imagery in The Maltese Falcon.

We’ll examine how Tibetan art and art objects incorporate bird images (plenty of cranes, maybe a falcon or two), and the Himalayan custom of sky burial (plenty of vulture, and maybe a few falcons, as they eat carrion).  We’ll also hear from Meg Ventrudo, the museum’s Director, about a notorious  Asian art heist – Shades of The Maltese Falcon?

This event is free and open to the public.   Side door to Shrine Room

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Women and Crime – Historic Richmond Town Courtroom

Sunday, Nov 6, 2pm at Historic Richmond Town’s Courthouse, 441 Clarke Ave, SINY 10306

Staten Island OutLOUD & the Staten Island Women’s Bar Association join forces to present “Women and the Criminal Justice System,” a community dialogue on the reasons why most women are in prison and the challenges they face.

Guest speakers: Hon. Michael McMahon, Richmond County District Attorney; Hon. Wanda DeOliveiria, Chief of the Special Victims Bureau of the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office; Mario Galluci, Esq., noted defense attorney; and others TBA.

If the case against Brigid O’Shaughnessy were brought to trial now, how would it be prosecuted? How would she be defended? Does the system treat female defendants differently from male defendants? If so, what are those differences? How are formerly incarcerated women reintegrated into society upon release?

Other issues that we’ll explore include: a layperson’s overview of criminal work; how defense attorneys work with the police & DA; how defense attorneys work with private investigators. We’ll also examine a frequent layperson’s question: “How can a defense attorney represent a ‘bad guy'”? More details TBA

Rtown Courthouse

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“Falcon” – Inspired by “The Maltese Falcon” – Little Victory Theatre

Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 8pm; Saturday Nov 12, 2016 at 8pm, and Sunday Nov 13 at 2pm.   Little Victory Theatre, 4089 Victory Blvd, SINY 10314.

Staten Island OutLOUD is proud to collaborate with our talented friends Gary Moore, and the Little Victory Theatre to host a spoken word performance inspired by Dashiell Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon”.  After each performance, please linger for conversation with our cast & other audience members on “The Maltese Falcon”, mystery, and the one that got away.

Directed by Ritty Mahoney.  Conceived by Gary Moore. Musical guests & cast TBA. Free.

RSVP ESSENTIAL, DUE TO LIMITED SPACE. TO RSVP, CALL THE THEATRE: 718-524-8467

Three performances: Friday Nov 11 at 8pm, Saturday Nov 12 at 8pm, and Sunday Nov 13 at 2pm. Plenty of free parking on surrounding streets. Accesssible via public transportation.

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Day Readers @South Beach Library: “The Maltese Falcon”

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016 at 11am.  Sough Beach Library, 21-15 Robin Lane, SINY 10305

This event is the first of two book discussions on “The Maltese Falcon”, hosted on Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016, at the South Beach Library!

The Day Readers will meet at 11am, and the Night Readers will meet at 6pm. Please join the delightful South Beach librarians and Staten Island OutLOUD – at either the morning or the evening session – or both! Share your thoughts on Dashiell Hammett’s novel. Book giveaway, while supplies last. The South Beach Library is just off Capodanno Road, and is accessible via public transportation. Free parking on the surrounding streets.

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Night Readers @South Beach Library: “The Maltese Falcon”

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016 at 6pm.  Sough Beach Library, 21-15 Robin Lane, SINY 10305

This event is the second of two book discussions on “The Maltese Falcon”, hosted on Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016, at the South Beach Library!

The South Beach Library Night Readers will meet at 6pm (the Day Readers will meet at 11am that morning). Please join the delightful South Beach librarians and Staten Island OutLOUD – at either the morning or the evening session – or both! Share your thoughts on Dashiell Hammett’s novel. Book giveaway, while supplies last.

The South Beach Library is just off Capodanno Road, and is accessible via public transportation. Free parking on the surrounding streets.

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“The Maltese Falcon” & Forest Walk (maybe we’ll spot a falcon!) – Blue Heron Nature Center

Sunday, Nov 20 at 2pm.  Blue Heron Nature Center, 222 Poillon Ave, SINY 10312.

Join Staten Island OutLOUD for an afternoon at Blue Heron, exploring Dashiell Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon”. Free. Weather permitting, we’ll also enjoy a short nature stroll around this beautiful park, and we may spot a falcon or two! Plenty of free parking. Accessible via public transportation.

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The Maltese Falcon flies into New Dorp Library!

Friday, Nov 18, 2016 at 2:30pm.  New Dorp Branch Library, 309 New Dorp Lane, SINY 10306

Join popular librarian Emily Lacey and Staten Island OutLOUD for a conversation on Dashiell Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon”.  Free copies for book discussion participants (while supplies last).  The New Dorp Library is a vibrant community hub, conveniently located mid-Island and close to public transportation.  Free & fun.  You should come!

New Dorp NYPL photo

 

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Local Mystery Writer Rich Ryan – ETG Book Cafe

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 7:30pm.  Every Thing Goes Book Cafe, 208 Bay St, SINY 10301

Staten Island writer Richard Ryan’s new book (and his first novel), “The Vatican Cameos: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure” is set for release in November 2016. The noted mystery writer Lee Child (author of the Jack Reacher series) said that The Vatican Cameos is, “an extravagantly imagined and beautifully written Holmes story”. Here’s a chance to meet a local author, explore his new novel and hear his ideas on the art and craft of the mystery writer.

This event continues our series on The Maltese Falcon for The Big Read/NEA.

Vatican-Cameos-book cover

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“The Maltese Falcon” – for adult readers @Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library

Tuesday, Dec 6 at 2:30pm.  Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library, 2550 Victory Blvd, SINY 10314

Join the popular library staff at the Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library & Staten Island OutLOUD for a conversation on Dashiell Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon”. Free. Plenty of free parking in the library’s adjacent lot. Accessible via public transportation.

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