This year, Missoula will be one of 268 cities participating in the National Endowment for the Arts "Big Read". Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon was selected for Missoula's "Big Read" and there will be related discussion groups, lectures, workshops, and film screenings taking place throughout the city from October 5th, 2010 through November 13th, 2010.
Free books will be distributed at all of the Mansfield Library Big Read events starting on October 1st. You can also find free books at the following locations: Missoula Public Library and its branches, Fact & Fiction, YMCA, Zootown Brew, as well as the Missoula Art Museum.
This guide will help you to discover more resources at the Mansfield Library related to "A Big Read for Missoula", Film Noir, The Maltese Falcon, and Dashiell Hammett.
Big Read events at the Mansfield Library:
Film Noir Workshop: UM Professor Phil Fandozzi evaluates and discusses the film of The Maltese Falcon
October 21st from 7-9 pm
Mansfield Library Buckhous Room (Level 2)
Book Discussion of The Maltese Falcon: facilitated by Cara Cadena
October 27th from 7-8 pm
Mansfield Library Learning Commons (Level 3)
Below are links to events taking place around Missoula.