‘Maltese Falcon,’ ‘Beautiful North’ events

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Pomona has a ton of events planned for its Big Read community reading program centered on Dashiell Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon.” Find the calendar of events here.

To single out four of the best: the Oct. 8 kickoff with Hammett’s granddaughter and several mystery writers; the Oct. 22 chance to have your police-style mug shot taken in a fedora or feathered hat; the Oct. 29 appearance by Denise Hamilton, Patt Morrison, Hector Tobar and Gary Phillips; and the Nov. 13 screening of “The Maltese Falcon” at the Fox.

But there’s plenty more, including book discussions, crafts events for kids (make your own falcon!), an appearance by the Police Department’s bloodhound, a classic noir film series and other chances to see the movie.

Meanwhile, Claremont has events surrounding its own reading program, based around “Into the Beautiful North” by Luis Alberto Urrea. You can find a list of those events here.

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