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April 1, 2015 – April 24, 2015

Guess the Grits

Guess how many ounces of grits are in the container and win a prize. Prize will be awarded on Saturday, April 25.

Start: April 1, 2015
End: April 24, 2015
Venue: Highland Hills Branch Library
Phone: 214-670-0987
Address:
6200 Bonnie View Road, Dallas, TX, 75241, United States
Cost: Free

April 1, 2015 – April 30, 2015

True Grit Scavenger Hunt

Complete the hunt anytime during April and get a small prize.

Start: April 1, 2015
End: April 30, 2015
Venue: Highland Hills Branch Library
Phone: 214-670-0987
Address:
6200 Bonnie View Road, Dallas, TX, 75241, United States
Cost: Free

April 1, 2015 – April 30, 2015

Big D Reads Big Book Check-Out

Check out 10 books during Big D Reads and get a prize.

Start: April 1, 2015
End: April 30, 2015
Venue: Dallas West Branch Library
Address:
2332 Singleton Blvd., Dallas, TX, 75212, United States
Cost: Free

April 1, 2015 – April 30, 2015

Grit Display

Check out highlights from the book True Grit, and get some great grits recipes.

Start: April 1, 2015
End: April 30, 2015
Venue: Highland Hills Branch Library
Address:
6200 Bonnie View Road, Dallas, TX, 75241, United States
Cost: Free

EY Presents: Paint the Town Well-Read

We’ll kick off a month of citywide reading with a little help from our friends downtown. We’re going to Paint the Town Well-Read and spread the message that Dallas is reading together by having the downtown buildings go red. Snap a picture of the skyline, post it with #gotgrit, and the person with the best photo will get a prize.

Date: April 1, 2015
Venue: Downtown
Address:
Dallas, TX, United States
Cost: Free

April 1, 2015 – April 30, 2015

True Grit Display

Check out artifacts of the Western life and movie trivia as part of Big D Reads.

Start: April 1, 2015
End: April 30, 2015
Venue: Grauwyler Park Branch Library
Phone: 214-671-1447
Address:
2146 Gilford St., Dallas, TX, 75235, United States
Cost: Free

April 1, 2015 – April 30, 2015

True Grit Display

Check out a display of themes and highlights from the book and movie versions of True Grit.

Start: April 1, 2015
End: April 30, 2015
Venue: North Oak Cliff Branch Library
Phone: 214-670-7555
Address:
302 W. Tenth St., , Dallas, TX, 75208, United States
Cost: Free

Big D Reads True Grit Craft-time

Make Western-themed crafts to tie-in to True Grit.

Start: April 1, 2015 4:00 pm
End: April 1, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: North Oak Cliff Branch Library
Phone: 214-670-0987
Address:
302 W. Tenth St.,, Dallas, TX, 75208, United States
Cost: Free

Grit-ical Mass

A social bike swarm supporting the kickoff of Big D Reads. With MoneyGram’s support, several buildings in downtown Dallas will put on a light show to encourage Dallas to read Clinton Portis’ novel True Grit together. The Grit-ical Mass ride will stop at five locations to capture unique images of the skyline and participating buildings.

Ride Details: The ride will depart in front of Dallas City Hall at 7 pm to arrive at our first location during the start of dusk. This is a family-friendly ride that will cover about 10 miles of on-street bike riding through cycling friendly infrastructure at a casual pace. We want a safe and friendly ride—helmets, lights, and GRIT required. Join us for a fun spin around the city supporting a month of citywide reading with some help from our downtown friends and D Academy as they Paint the Town Well-Read.

*We envision the ride reaching the final destination (Klyde Warren Park) around 8:30pm*

Vantage Points and Stopping Locations:

1.      Santa Fe Trestle Trail Bridge
2.      Trinity Skyline Trail
3.      Trinity River overlook
4.      Continental Ave. Pedestrian bridge
5.      Klyde Warren park

Don’t forget to grab a photo of the skyline, post it on social media #gotgrit, and win a prize!

Ride Route: https://connect.garmin.com/course/9115110

Start: April 1, 2015 7:00 pm
End: April 1, 2015 8:30 pm
Venue: Dallas City Hall
Address:
1500 Marilla St., Dallas, TX, United States
Cost: Free

April 2, 2015

Storytime and Crafts With a Western Theme

Join us as we discuss True Grits with storytime and crafts.

Start: April 2, 2015 11:00 am
End: April 2, 2015 12:00 pm
Venue: Highland Hills Branch Library
Phone: 214-670-0987
Address:
6200 Bonnie View Road, Dallas, TX, 75241, United States
Cost: Free