© 2019 CNY Reads

Programs for the CNY Reads 2020 Season

featuring There There by Tommy Orange

Dec. 4, 2019 (Wednesday)      6:00 - 7:30 P.M.

    West Genesee Adult Education 

    West Genesee Senior High School

      Book Discussion: All are welcome to attend a free book discussion

       of There There by Tommy Orange. Call 315-457-2279 to pre-register .

Dec. 5, 2019 (Thursday)      5:30 - 7:00 P.M.

     Manlius Library

        Book Discussion: All are welcome to attend and participate in a free book

        discussion of There There by Tommy Orange.

Jan. 6, 2020 (Thursday)      6:30 - 8:00 P.M.

     Onondaga Free Library

        Book Discussion: All are welcome to attend and participate in a free book

        discussion of There There by Tommy Orange.

Jan. 8, 2020 (Wednesday)      3:00 - 4:30 P.M.

     NOPL Brewerton Branch

        Book Discussion: All are welcome to attend and participate in a free book

        discussion of There There by Tommy Orange.

Jan. 9, 2020 (Thursday)      6:00 - 7:00 P.M.

     Petit Branch Library

        Book Discussion: All are welcome to attend and participate in a free book

        discussion of There There by Tommy Orange.

Jan. 11, 2020 (Saturday)     3:00 - 4:00 P.M.

      2020 SEASON KICK-OFF EVENT at the DeWitt Barnes and Noble

        Speaker TBA. Refreshments and Door Prizes.

Jan. 14, 2020 (Tuesday)      6:30 - 8:00 P.M.

     Baldwinsville Public Library

        Book Discussion: All are welcome to attend and participate in a free book

        discussion of There There by Tommy Orange.

Jan. 16, 2020 (Thursday)      6:30 - 8:00 P.M.

     Skaneateles Library

        Book Discussion: All are welcome to attend and participate in a free book

        discussion of There There by Tommy Orange.

Jan. 23, 2020 (Thursday)     11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

     Liverpool Public Library

        Book Discussion: All are welcome to attend and participate in a free book

        discussion of There There by Tommy Orange.

Jan. 23, 2020 (Thursday)     6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

     Liverpool Public Library

        Speaker and Film: The library will show the film Urban Rez, a PBS

        documentary that explores the controversial legacy and modern-day

        repercussions of the Urban Relocation Program (1952-1973), the greatest

        voluntary upheaval of Native Americans during the 20th century.

 

        Following the film, Associate Professor Scott Manning Stevens, Director

        of the Syracuse University Native American and Indigenous Studies

        Program, will discuss shifts in Federal Indian policy and the social

        construction of American Indian identity. The presentation will include

        a look at identity struggles and identity politics in relation to blood and

        descent, community, and land and sovereignty.

Feb. 24, 2020 (Monday)     1:00 - 2:30 P.M.

     Upstate Oasis

        Book Discussion: All are welcome to attend and participate in a free book

        discussion of There There by Tommy Orange. Call 315-464-6555 to pre-

        register .

March 2, 2020 (Monday)     2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.

     Maxwell Memorial Library (Camillus)

        Book Discussion: All are welcome to attend and participate in a free book

        discussion of There There by Tommy Orange.

March 4, 2020 (Wednesday)     2:30 - 5:00 P.M.

     Upstate Oasis

        Film: A free showing of Smoke Signals, based on the short story "This 
        is What it Means to Say, Phoenix, Arizona"
by Sherman Alexie. The story

        occurs in Alexie's collection of short stories entitled The Lone Ranger and

        Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. The award-winning film focuses on the

        relationship between two Native American young men on a road trip to

        pick up the ashes of one's father. Discussion will follow.

        Call 315-464-6555 to pre-register .

March 12, 2020 (Thursday)     1:30 - 3:00 P.M.

     Upstate Oasis

        Presentation: Composer Laurence Tallman takes us on a musical journey

        across Canada and the U.S. through the songs, dances, and storytelling

        of Native Americans. The audience will be encouraged (but not required)

        to participate. Mr. Tallman, an avid composer, has written over 200 works

        for various ensembles and performers at all levels. In 2009, he received

        the Rochester Phillharmonic Orchestra Award for Outstanding Music

        Educator in the area of Classroom Music. He teaches vocal and classroom

        music grades 7-12 at Byron-Bergen Central Schools in Rochester.

March 25, 2020 (Wednesday)      6:30 - 8:00 P.M.

     Marcellus Free Library

        Book Discussion: All are welcome to attend and participate in a free book

        discussion of There There by Tommy Orange.

March 26, 2020 (Thursday)      1:00 - 2:00 P.M.

     Upstate Oasis

        Presentation: Former historic site manager Jon Anderson will present the

        details of the interface between the Native people and the Europeans who

        established Ste. Marie at Onondaga Lake and the differences between the

        two cultures.