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Big Read Kicks off at Oak Grove Public Library PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
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Gregg Burst, dressed as a wizard, and Stacy Burst perform a science demonstration at The Big Read community kickoff Oct. 13 at Oak Grove Public Library. The Big Read is part of a national initiative by the National Endowment for the Arts to encourage literacy among younger generations, and is sponsored locally by The University of Southern Mississippi. (Southern  Miss University Communications photo by Tearanny Street)

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