The Big Read Is Coming!

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

The Big Read Is Coming!

"A Lesson Before Dying"

ThA Lesson Before Dyinge Big Read is coming! This year's title is A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines. Events will be going on throughout the District between April 17 and May 15, 2010. The Washington Highlands Library will host two book discussions, on April 21 and May 3, and we will be screening the movie starring Don Cheadle on May 13. Copies of the book are now available for checkout, but book discussion participants will receive a free copy of the book to keep (and share).

The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, and its purpose is to increase literacy by getting people to read and discuss a single book throughout their communities. Other events will be happening at libraries throughout the District. You can find out more by visiting the library's Big Read page.