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Shawnee Public Library will be closed Tuesday, April 25th through Thursday, April 27th, for maintenance work. We plan to resume normal hours of operation on Friday, April 28th.

Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea is the first of six Earthsea Cycle titles.

The novel shares the story of Ged, the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, who was known as "Sparrowhawk" as a reckless youth. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world.

This is the exciting tale of his journey to manhood as he masters the words of power, tames a dragon, and restores balance to the world.

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Look for more information about the 2015 Big Read events and programs coming to your hometown library.