Beginning Tuesday, September 3, pick up a free paperback copy of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel at any Scenic Regional Library branch and the Washington Public Library (while supplies last).
E-book and e-audiobook copies of the novel are available through Cloud Library and Overdrive.
The 2014 novel takes place in the Great Lakes region after a flu pandemic has devastated the world, killing most of the population. It won the Arthur C. Clarke Award, given for the best science fiction novel, in 2015.
NEA Big Read Programming Brochure
Between September 24 and November 5, Scenic Regional Library and its partners will be offering 77 free adult and family programs based on the themes of Station Eleven. The NEA Big Read Programming Brochure contains all the programs, along with dates, times, locations, and other details. A copy can be picked up at any Scenic Regional Library branch and the Washington Public Library.
Click here for the programming brochure (PDF).
Participate in the NEA Big Read Art Contest
Sponsored by the Scenic Regional Library Foundation
Age categories: ages 13-17 and 18 and older
Prizes: Best of Show (2 prizes), $100 gift card; Awards of Excellence (6 prizes), $50 gift card
Submission deadline: Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 5:00 PM
Award reception: Wednesday, October 30, from 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Visit www.scenicregional.org/art for more information and an application.
NEA Big Read Discussion Groups and Resources
Join a book discussion to chat about the book’s themes and ideas with others in your community.
Wednesday, September 25 @ New Haven, 5:00 PM
Thursday, September 26 @ St. Clair, 2:00 PM
Tuesday, October 8 @ Pacific, 6:00 PM
Thursday, October 10 @ Sullivan, 6:00 PM
Monday, October 14 @ Washington Public Library, 10:00 AM
Monday, October 14 @ East Central College library, 12:30 PM
Monday, October 14 @ Wright City, 6:00 PM
Tuesday, October 15 @ East Central College library, 12:30 PM
Tuesday, October 15 @ Owensville, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, October 16 @ East Central College library, 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 16 @ Washington Public Library, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, October 16 @ Hermann, 4:30 PM
Thursday, October 17 @ East Central College library, 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 16 @ Union, 6:00 PM
Wednesday, October 16 @ Washington Public Library, 6:00 PM
Wednesday, October 23 @ Warrenton, 2 PM
Visit www.scenicregional.org/discuss for a variety of Station Eleven reader resources, including:
• book discussion questions
• character and setting guides
• food/recipes tie-ins
• author information
• Station Eleven book reviews
Scenic Regional Library Awarded an NEA Big Read Grant
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with Arts Midwest.
The objective of the NEA Big Read is to get as many people as possible in a community to read and discuss the same book.
Our partners for the NEA Big Read are:
• Washington Public Library
• East Central College
• East Central Area Literacy Council
• Scenic Regional Library Foundation
The library and its partners have selected Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel for this year’s NEA Big Read.
For more information about the NEA Big Read click here.