Howard County Reads
is sponsored by:
220 N Union St
Kokomo, IN 46901
Contact: Trisha Shively
Greentown Public Library
421 S Harrison St
Greentown, IN 46936
Contact: Margi Bontrager
howard county reads 2013 events
All That Jazz FUNdraiser
Friday, Oct. 11 7:00 to 9:00 (Door will open at 7:00)
Join us at the Elite Banquet & Conference Center, 2820 S. Lafountain St., for a fun-filled evening as WE listen to jazz music by The Monty Sanders Jazz Quintet, and enjoy New Orleans-style cuisine. Great for a girls’ night out, date night, or group get-together! It’ll be a night to remember, so pick up a keepsake during our silent auction. Tickets are $15 per person, and will be available at any KHCPL location beginning September 1. For more information, call 453.4150 or 457.3242.
Big Easy Cafe
Sunday, October 27 2:00 pm Greentown Public Library
Chickory coffee, Café au lait and good food are signature elements of the New Orleans culture. Join Howard County Reads at its own version of the New Orleans coffee house at its Big Easy Café at the Greentown Public Library. Registration is required. Call 628.3534 for information and to reserve your place.
“Decisions, they shape our destiny.”
That’s a line from the Howard County Reads 2013 book Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys. There’s one decision you won’t regret, joining us for a book discussion at one of the following locations and times.
Friday, Oct. 25 * 6:30 p.m. * Pepperwhistle Bakery & Café, 106 N. Main St.
You’re invited for a “Dinner with the Colonel” and to enjoy a New Orleans-inspired meal prepared by Chef Michael as we discuss Out of the Easy. Cost of the dinner will be $10.00.To reserve your seat at the table, call the library at 457.3242 by Oct. 18.
Thursday, Oct. 29 6:30 p.m.
Experience the flavor of New Orleans in a very oo-la-la way; purchase freshly made sweet or savory crepes at Crave Crepes at 107 N. Meridian St. in Greentown. Seating is limited, so call to reserve your place at 628.3534.
Win a $500 Scholarship!
In the Howard County Reads 2013 book Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys, Josie Moraine dreams of attending an elite college. She wants more from life than the French Quarter of New Orleans in the 1950s has to offer. Supporting the idea of continuing higher education, Howard County Reads is pleased to offer the Out of the Easy college scholarship essay contest for a chance to win $500 toward the college of your choice!
To enter, submit your three-page essay that answers the following question:
Out of the Easy references the following quote from Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield. How does this quote relate to the journey of the characters in Out of the Easy and to your personal journey as you prepare for college?
“Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my on life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.” – Charles Dickens
Please visit the Scholarship Essay Contest page for complete scholarship rules, how entries are judged, how to submit entries, and more information.
Contestants must be residents of Howard County and current junior or seniors in high school, a college student, or planning to enroll in an accredited college during the next 12 months. Entries must be received no later than Oct. 18.
Author Visit - Ruta Sepetys
Thursday, Nov. 7 * 7:00 p.m. at IU Kokomo Kresge Auditorium
Out of the Easy author Ruta Sepetys will talk about her novel and answer your questions. She will sign books after the event. Bring yours with you or pick up one at the Author Event. Tickets are free, but you must have one to attend. Pick up your tickets beginning Sept. 1 at any KHCPL location, the Greentown Public Library, or the IU Kokomo Library. For more information, call 457.3242.