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Tolkien Reading Day 2008

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  • Anthony and Jessica
    March 30th 2008 The Northeast Tolkien Society s local Tolkien Reading Day Event Valley Cottage Library 2pm-4pm 110 Route 303 Valley Cottage, NY 10989
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 22, 2008
      March 30th 2008 The Northeast Tolkien Society's local Tolkien Reading
      Day Event
      Valley Cottage Library
      110 Route 303 Valley Cottage, NY 10989

      All and sundry are invited to participate by reading and discussing
      their favorite Tolkien passages or papers with other admirers of his
      works. Sponsored by the North East Tolkien Society for the purpose of
      honoring, celebrating and learning about the works of JRR Tolkien and
      the Inklings.

      Just North of Exit 12 off the NYS Thruway, north on Rt. 303. The
      library is on the right about a mile or so from the Thruway. 5 Minutes
      from the Tappan Zee Bridge


      The bus (Bus route 9, 9A, 9W -- Red and Tan line from GWB terminal or
      Port Auth Bus Terminal) stop is the one labelled Valley Cottage, the
      corner of 303 and Lake Rd.

      All local NYC Members not driving are invited to join Anthony and
      Jessica at the Ralph Kramden Statue in front of the Port Authority Bus
      Terminal no later than 1030am to journey to the event via the above
      Bus Service

      RSVP(requested) herenistarion@...

      International Tolkien Reading Day is 25th March 2008, the Northeast
      Tolkien Society will be hosting its own Tolkien Reading Day event,
      30th March 2008. This is due to personal schedule conflicts with the
      society organizers.

      Tolkien Reading Day encourages the use of Tolkien's works in education
      and library reading groups, in 2008 this is just after Easter so the
      emphasis is on reading for pleasure with family or friends.

      J.R.R. Tolkien's books appeal to all ages and readers worldwide find
      pleasure, entertainment and deep significance in his work.

      Tolkien Reading Day is a chance for grownups and children to read
      together and share their thoughts about stories by Tolkien that they
      have read and to maybe discover new ones.

      Ideas for exploring Tolkien's books together are available online and
      in hard copy

      For children and adults reading together is fun, and stimulates good
      conversation, vocabulary development, an interest in history and for
      some an interest in linguistics. 25th March has significance to
      Tolkien's readers, as it is the day of the Downfall of Sauron at the
      conclusion of the 'War of the Ring' in "The Lord of the Rings."
      There's more to Tolkien than "The Lord of the Rings" though. Families
      and reading groups can enjoy the story of the lost dog "Roverandom"
      and his adventures on the moon or the mock-medieval rebellion of
      "Farmer Giles of Ham" complete with giants and dragons.
      Tolkien Society Education Pages

      Members of the public (or libraries and schools wishing to hold an
      event near to rather than on the 25th) can contact the Society for
      free posters and help with publicising their event.
      Requests for posters or queries regarding this Press Release should be
      addressed to:
      Ian Collier, Publicity Officer, 22 Oaklands Road, Wolverhampton, WV3
      0DS UK
      e-mail publicity AT tolkiensociety DOT org
      Launched in 2003 the reading day event has sparked interest in reading
      and reading groups across several nations and ages from Primary
      schoolchildren to University students and library users of all ages.
      Hence the circulation of this release to the webmedia, media,
      educational press and county library services.
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