The Oceanside Public Library is proud to host the fifth Big Read program in Oceanside! An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. From March 17-April 14, 2018, in addition to book discussions throughout the City, the Library will host an exciting array of special programs inspired by the novel Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.
Station Eleven is an audacious, darkly glittering story set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse. A fictional swine flu epidemic, known as the “Georgia Flu,” has devastated the world, killing most of the population. The spellbinding story follows the Travelling Symphony, a nomadic group of actors and musicians, roaming the scattered outposts of civilization, risking everything for art and humanity.
The accompanying program for children, called The Little Read, will feature story times and programs developed around the books Blackout by John Rocco, for children ages 0-10, and City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau, for children ages 8-13.
For more information on the Big Read in Oceanside or other Library programs, please visit the Library’s website at www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org or call 760-435-5600.
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The Big Read in Oceanside is funded through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, with contributions from the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library and the Oceanside Public Library Foundation, and with generous support from many community partners. All programs are free and open to the public.
( News Release )