This fall, the Burlington County Library System is a proud to host the NEA Big Read – a special, seven-week series of performances, book discussions, film screenings, and more, celebrating Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon.

 

 

A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, the NEA Big Read is designed to help broaden our understanding of the world, our communities and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. BCLS is one of only 77 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive a grant to host this full calendar of events.

Upcoming Events

Big Reads Make-n-Take Bordentown Mon, Oct. 3 (All day)
Skulls and Bones Detective Pemberton Tue, Oct. 4 (6:30pm)
Big Reads Preschool Story Time Bordentown Wed, Oct. 5 (10:30am)
Film Noir Screenings - Double Indemnity Auditorium, County Library Thu, Oct. 6 (6:30pm)
Kids Investigation Auditorium, County Library Fri, Oct. 7 (6:30pm)
Murder on the Boardwalk: A Teen Murder Mystery Maple Shade Fri, Oct. 7 (7:00pm)
Film Noir Screenings - The Big Sleep Pemberton Tue, Oct. 11 (6:30pm)
Ellis Parker: Burlington County's First Detective Auditorium, County Library Tue, Oct. 11 (7:00pm)
The Maltese Falcon Book Discussion Riverton Wed, Oct. 12 (7:00pm)
Skulls and Bones Detective County Library Thu, Oct. 13 (6:00pm)
Film Noir Screenings - The Maltese Falcon Auditorium, County Library Thu, Oct. 13 (6:30pm)
Whodunit Storytime County Library Fri, Oct. 14 (10:30am)
The Maltese Falcon Book Discussion at Hob Tavern Bordentown Fri, Oct. 14 (6:00pm)
Escape the Room Pemberton Fri, Oct. 14 (6:00pm)
The Maltese Falcon Book Discussion Maple Shade Fri, Oct. 14 (7:00pm)
The Maltese Falcon Book Discussion Pinelands Sat, Oct. 15 (1:00pm)
Film Noir Screenings - Touch of Evil Bordentown Mon, Oct. 17 (2:00pm)
Whodunit Make-n-Take County Library Mon, Oct. 17 (4:00pm)
Pemberton Readers - The Maltese Falcon Pemberton Tue, Oct. 18 (2:00pm)
Pursuing the Falcon: Dashiell Hammett and Sam Spade Auditorium, County Library Tue, Oct. 18 (7:00pm)
Film Noir Screenings - In a Lonely Place Evesham Wed, Oct. 19 (2:00pm)
Ellis Parker: Burlington County's First Detective Bordentown Wed, Oct. 19 (7:00pm)
The Maltese Falcon Book Discussion County Library Thu, Oct. 20 (6:30pm)
Beginning with Birding Basics Riverton Thu, Oct. 20 (7:00pm)
From Pulps to Pop Culture: The Literature & Legacy of Dashiell Hammett Auditorium, County Library Sat, Oct. 22 (11:00am)
Why Read The Maltese Falcon? Auditorium, County Library Sat, Oct. 22 (2:00pm)
Colorful Conversations: Classic Movie Posters Cinnaminson Mon, Oct. 24 (2:00pm)
Pursuing the Falcon: Dashiell Hammett and Sam Spade Cinnaminson Tue, Oct. 25 (7:00pm)
Film Noir Crafternoon Evesham Wed, Oct. 26 (2:00pm)
Bookbuzzers Chew and Chat Club: Book Discussion of The Maltese Falcon Maple Shade Wed, Oct. 26 (2:00pm)
Skull and Bones Detective Pinelands Wed, Oct. 26 (4:00pm)
Adult Coloring: Classic Movie Posters Bordentown Thu, Oct. 27 (2:00pm)
Beginning with Birding Basics County Library Thu, Oct. 27 (7:00pm)
Film Noir Screenings - Sunset Boulevard Maple Shade Fri, Oct. 28 (6:30pm)
Film Noir Screenings - The Maltese Falcon Cinnaminson Sat, Oct. 29 (10:30am)
The Maltese Falcon Book Discussion Evesham Mon, Oct. 31 (2:00pm)
The Open Book Club Cinnaminson Mon, Oct. 31 (2:00pm)
Detective Make-n-Take County Library Wed, Nov. 2 (2:00pm)
Film Noir Charm Braclet Craft Night Pemberton Wed, Nov. 2 (6:00pm)
Film Noir Screenings - Out of the Past Auditorium, County Library Thu, Nov. 3 (6:30pm)
Create a Charm Braclelet County Library Sat, Nov. 5 (1:00pm)
Afternoon of Mystery Scavenger Hunt County Library Mon, Nov. 7 (4:00pm)
The Maltese Falcon Radio Show - LIVE Auditorium, County Library Sat, Nov. 12 (3:00pm)
The Maltese Falcon Radio Show - LIVE Auditorium, County Library Sat, Nov. 12 (7:00pm)
The Maltese Falcon Radio Show - LIVE Auditorium, County Library Sun, Nov. 13 (2:00pm)