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NEA Big Read at Valencia College: Calendar of Virtual Events

A guide to events for the NEA Big Read program at Valencia College and Orange County Library System


Featured Event:

Book Discussions

Thursday, September 10; 10:00am - 11:00am

Thursday, September 10; 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Friday, September 11; 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Click each date above for session Zoom links


Description: Join Valencia Librarians for a discussion

of Kelly Link's Pretty Monsters and get a free copy of

the book! Prior reading is not required.


NEA Big Read events will take place online from Monday, August 24 - Thursday, September 10, 2020.

Valencia College events are open to students, staff, and faculty at all campuses, as well as the public. Orange County Library System events are also open to the public, including those outside Orange County. You will have to register online through the OCLS web site for those events. Click any event listed below for more information. 

Note: Events for September 8th and 9th have been rescheduled to September 10th and 11th in solidarity with the Scholar Strike. Faculty and Staff across the country are stopping regular activities to highlight the importance and urgency of addressing racial inequity and systemic racism. 


Event Files

Read Pretty Monsters


What is NEA Big Read?

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

For more information on Big Read, visit the NEA web site at

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