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NEA Big Read

NEA Big Read logoMontgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) has received a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read grant in partnership with the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County (FOLMC), Montgomery Community Media, and the Gaithersburg Book Festival. The Big Read goal is to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and spread the transformative power of literature into lives.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. The NEA presents NEA Big Read in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Montgomery County's events will focus on The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu. This book tells the story of the immigrant experience in Montgomery County and the Washington metropolitcan area. Check out the book from MCPL or purchase a copy at a FOLMC bookstore. More information about the NEA Big Read, The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears .

Events

Big Read community events will be held from April to June 2018. Check back on this page to find event dates and times as they are added.

Partners

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Gaithersburg Book Festival logo

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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