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NEA Big Read 2021: NEA Big Read 2021

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


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. Orange County Library System is one of 84 not-for-profit organizations to receive a grant to host an NEA Big Read project between September 2020-September 2021. Showcasing a diverse range of contemporary titles that reflect many different voices and perspectives, the NEA Big Read aims to inspire conversation and discovery. This year, the Orange County Library System, in partnership with Valencia College, celebrates Lab Girl by author Hope Jahren. 

Visit the Lab Girl tab to learn more about the book, the Calendar tab to see programming events, and the Request a Book tab to have a copy of Lab Girl mailed to you free!

Upcoming Events

Friday, April 16 @ 7pm-8pm

Click here for Zoom link

Saturday, April 17 @ 12pm

In partnership with the Miami Book Fair

Click this link to pre-register