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Nevada County reads ‘Station Eleven’

Submitted by Cindy Pawlowski

The Nevada County Community Library is pleased to announce “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel as the Nevada County Reads and Writes National Endowment (NEA) for the Arts Big Read selection for 2020.

Station Eleven describes a world of hope, of people coping with loss, and the power of art and relationships to fulfill us and sustain us. Copies of the book are available now at all Nevada County Community Libraries and through the Library’s digital resources, in both audio and eBook formats.

The kick-off program will be a panel discussion at 4 p.m. on March 2 at the Nevada Theatre in downtown Nevada City. The event will feature a panel of local experts on the arts and health and will discuss the topic “Survival is Insufficient.” This will be followed by an open discussion with the community. From March through April, the library will present a full calendar of events including Songs of Community with InConcert Sierra, a film series at the Madelyn Helling Library, Wilderness Survival Skills Workshops and a visit from the author Emily St. John Mandel.

The NEA Big Read is celebrated through Nevada County Reads and Writes and is presented in partnership with the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools, Friends of the Nevada County Libraries, and InConcert Sierra with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Nevada County Community Library is one of 78 communities nationwide participating in the NEA Big Read from September of 2019 through June of 2020. An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read is designed to broaden an understanding of the world, communities, and one’s self through “the joy of sharing a good book.”

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