Over the past month, connecting with Scout Finch and Boo Radley has been much easier than peering into tree trunks. As part of a National Endowment for the Arts' nationwide Big Read program, Boise libraries have gone nuts hosting To Kill a Mockingbird-themed events. We're talking everything from a delta blues night at Jo's Sunshine Lounge to "Sew Like Boo Radley" workshops to a way-out-in-left-field lecture on "Nostalgia and Social Change: Food in Contemporary America." (To Kill a Mockingbird apparently has more than 50 references to food. Go figure.)
For their Big Read blowout finale on Saturday, March 13, the Boise Public Library has invited actors from Stage Coach Theatre to put on a live performance of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1960 novel. The performance, directed by Kim Sherman-Labrum, begins at 10 a.m. at the Boise Public Library Hayes Auditorium and continues afterward with a tour of the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, presented by the Idaho Human Rights Education Center.
Saturday, March 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., FREE, Boise Public Library Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-384-4076, boisepubliclibrary.org.