Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Big Year By Mark Obmascik

August 1, 2013

7:00 PM

The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession
is the true story of one of the wackiest competitions around.  Every year hundreds of obsessed bird watchers participate in a contest known as the North American Big Year in which each birder spends 365 days racing around the continental U.S. and Canada compiling lists of birds, all for the glory of being recognized as the Big Year birding champion of North America. In this entertaining book, Obmascik, a journalist with the Denver Post, tells the stories of the three top contenders in 1998: a wisecracking industrial roofing contractor from New Jersey who aims to break his previous record and win for a second time; a suave corporate chief executive from Colorado; and a 225-pound nuclear power plant software engineer from Maryland. The 2011 film adaptation stars Jack Black, Owen Wilson and John Cleese.

The discussion group centers around books that were made into movies. 
Adult patrons are invited to read the book, listen to the book or
 watch the movie and join us for a lively discussion on the 
First Thursday of every month
 Come to the library and enjoy refreshments and
a chance to meet with fellow book lovers.
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