Nevada City, Calif. March 2, 2020 – Nevada County Community Library will launch its NEA Big Read program in celebration of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel with a Panel Discussion on Tuesday, March 3rd from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.. The NEA Big Read in Nevada County is presented in partnership with Nevada County Superintendent of Schools, Nevada County Arts Council, and Friends of the Nevada County Libraries, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The kick-off event will feature a conversation with local experts, including local author Leslie Rivers, Nevada County Arts Council Executive Director Eliza Tudor, Nevada County Public Health Officer Ken Cutler, Nevada County Search and Rescue representative Scott Beesley, and a representative from the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services.

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.

Nevada County is one of 78 communities nationwide participating in the NEA Big Read from September 2019-June 2020. From March 3rd to the end of April, our community will celebrate Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel with a full calendar of events including Shakespeare at the Library on March 5th, Graphic Novel Day on March 21st, and a visit from the author herself on April 17th.

For more information on this event, please call (530) 265-7050. You also can view a full calendar of events for the NEA Big Read in Nevada County at

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