The Big Read Blog (Archive)

Edgar Allan Poe

September 22 , 2009 Oak Park, Illinois Thanks to library staffers Jeanne Friedell, Irene Balks, and Debby Preiser, the raven has landed at the Oak Park Public Library to celebrate its Big Read of Edgar Allan Poe's poems and stories. Scroll down to watch the raven (designed by Jeanne) take flight---...
August 25 , 2009 Washington, DC Color lithograph by U.S. Lithograph Co. c. 1908, Library of Congress archives Between this September and next June, 24 different communities across the country will be celebrating the fiction and poetry of Edgar Allan Poe. Poe's fans have included Elizabeth Barrett...
July 14, 2009 Washington, DC William Michael Harnett, American, 1848-1892, "Mortality and Immortality" (1876). Oil on canvas. Roland P. Murdock Collection. No man is an island, and neither is any Big Read. As any Big Reader will tell you, each project is all about partnership. Today I?m...

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