OCEANSIDE–The Oceanside Public Library is proud to host two special programs: a musical performance and movie screening, on April 24 as part of The Big Read in Oceanside. These programs are inspired by the 2010 Big Read book selection, The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The Big Read is a national program designed to restore reading to the center of American culture.
The first program is a live performance by the School of Rock, featuring music of the Woodstock/Vietnam War era at 2 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms. The talented musicians in this group range in age from 7 to 17, and will be performing music from artists like Jimi Hendrix, Santana, and Credence Clearwater Revival.
The second program features a screening of the movie Between the Lines at 7:30 p.m. at the Sunshine Brooks Theatre in Oceanside. Narrated by acclaimed writer and director John Milius (Apocalypse Now), this movie offers unique insight into the dramatic effect that the Vietnam War and draft had on two young American surfers. Surfboards used in the movie are currently on loan from the California Surf Museum and are displayed in the Civic Center Library. Both programs are free and open to the public.
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.
For a complete listing of Big Read events in Oceanside and for more information, visit www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org, call the Library at (760) 435-5600, or stop by any Oceanside Public Library location.