Thurs. Nov. 9, 2006

Staff Development workshops for faculty of public and private schools on Afghan geography, history and culture.

Friday, January 12, 2007--noon

Press conference in the Atheneum’s Great Hall

Monday, January 15, 2007

Posters go up

Books are distributed (with an information sheet) to schools and organizations.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Public distribution of books begins

Mid-January and February 2007

Distribution of free books throughout the community and a Kickoff program

Saturday, February 10, 2007—3 p.m.

Kickoff Program: Professor David Edwards (Anthropology, Williams College,

Williamstown, MA) on Afghan history and politics; Afghan desserts, Coffin


February 2007

Programs which feature selected readings from the books by community members young and old accompanied by visual images of Afghanistan, dates, times, and venues TBA

Book Discussion Groups meeting throughout the island in homes and at work places

Books read and discussed in the schools

Friday, March 23, 2007—2:30 p.m.

After-school Bill’s Kite Making Workshop with Archie Stewart for children

(group size limited/by advance registration; location: TBA)

Friday, March 23, 2007—7 p.m.

 Readers’ Panel in the Atheneum’s Great Hall; Afghan desserts

Family night scheduled..

Saturday, March 24, 2007—9:30 a.m.

Family Kite Making Workshop with Archie Stewart (children must be accompanied by an adult) (group size limited/by advance registration; location:


Saturday, March 24, 2007—1:30 p.m. (tentative)

Afghan films shown at the Starlight Theatre

Saturday, March 24, 2007—7:00 p.m. (tentative)

 Afghan films shown in the Atheneum’s Great Hall; Afghan desserts

Sunday, March 25, 2007--tentative

Elizabeth Parker (Christie’s) lecture on Afghan rugs (Location: Gosnell Hall,


Monday, March 26, 2007

Middle School Program, Deborah Ellis , author of The Breadwinner , presentation and discussion

Tuesday, March 27, 2007--tentative

Dr. Andrea Rugh , Adjunct Scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington

D.C. speaking on Afghan Women (Location: TBD)

Wednesday, March 28, 2007--tentative

Afghan Music Presentation

Friday, March 30, 2007--tentative

American Place Theater performance of The Kite Runner (a one act, one person presentation) o Middle/High School students: 1:15 pm (NHS auditorium) o Community: 7 pm (NHS auditorium) followed by a “ Taste of

Afghanistan” by NHS Culinary students and faculty