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Alesia Continues 'Gatsby' Push

Councilwoman urges TOBAY to keep reading through August.

TOBAY Councilwoman Rebecca Alesia is reminding residents that their due date for the very first "One Town, One Book" assignment is Aug. 22, when a special finale event will be held at the nearby Hicksville Community Center.

The very first town-wide book club has generated great interest at TOBAY libraries, reported Alesia, and have renewed interest in the classic film adaptation of the book starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow.

"We chose 'The Great Gasby' as our inaugural book for a few key reasons, including its widespread accessibility at local libraries, its local appeal, and the many interesting parallels between the book's setting of 1920s New York and today," said Alesia.

A discussion and lecture will be held Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Hicksville Community Center, followed by the finale event at the same location Aug. 22 at 7 p.m.

Mark Your Calendars:

TOBAY Planning and Advisory Board Meeting
When: Thurs., 7 p.m.
Where: Board Hearing Room, Town Hall East 

Concerts this week in TOBAY:

Stefanie Nelkens July 16, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Gatsby is a great selection for summer reading and I'm looking forward to the TOBAY events.  If you can forget your negative high school memories of forced reading and leave the 50 Shades-dominated bestseller list for a few days, you will definitely enjoy this step back in time visiting with the "Lost Generation."  Watch the movie with Robert Redford and, if you still want more nostalgia, continue your literary journey back to NYC's past with "The Rules of Civility" by Amor Towles or "Time and Again" by Jack Finney. You will look at NYC landmarks like the 59th Street Bridge, Plaza Hotel and Central Park with new enthusiasm! 

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