NEA BIG READ

Thornton Wilder's American Classic for the 2020 NEA Big Read

Anaheim Public Library is celebrating the 5th annual NEA Big Read with the American classic Our Town by Thornton Wilder.

The NEA Big Read is an event sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts and is intended to “broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book."

Donald Margulies in the forward to Our Town, "Indeed the play's success across cultural borders around the world attests to it being something much greater than an American play: it is a play that captures the universal experience of being alive."

The opening reception will be on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Central Library. During the month-long celebration of the book, there will be a performance by a local theater group, genealogical presentations, guest speakers and so much more!

Check back in early 2020 for more program details. 


National Endowment for the Arts

 
Altrusa International of Anaheim      Anaheim Public Library Foundation 

Friends      Focal      Kiwanis of Greater Anaheim

The NEA Big Read program is generously sponsored by Altrusa International of Anaheim, the Anaheim Public Library Foundation, the Friends of the Anaheim Public Library, the Friends of the Canyon Hills Public Library, and Kiwanis Club of Greater Anaheim. 

 The Anaheim Public Library is one of 79 nonprofit organizations to receive the NEA Big Read grant. An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read aims to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities,
and ourselves through the joy of reading one book.