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Big Read Reception @ Central Library

Join the Milwaukee Public Library for a celebration of the 2008 Big Read program featuring Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. The reception will be held on Saturday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m. in Central Library's Centennial Hall.

The reception will feature music from the Banjo Barons Ragtime Band Trio, as well as original poetry from the poetry contest. Come view entries from the photography contest based on the Get Caught Reading theme, and sample entries from the tea cake contest. The celebration is also an opportunity to network with our grant partners and share ideas for the next NEA Big Read grant application.

We hope to see you there!

A Visit With Lucy Anne Hurston


As part of the Big Read celebration, Milwaukee Public Library presents "A Visit With Lucy Anne Hurston" on Tuesday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. in Central Library's Centennial Hall. Lucy Anne Hurston, the niece of Zora Neale Hurston, will be discussing and signing her book, Speak, So You Can Speak Again , a biography of Zora.

Be sure to check out more Big Read events throughout the area!

The Big Read Kickoff @ Central Library


Join the Milwaukee Public Library in celebrating the kickoff of The Big Read on Thursday, January 31 at 10:00 a.m. in the Central Library's rotunda.

An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Big Read celebrates reading as an important part of American culture. As part of this program, Milwaukee will be joining communities around the U.S. in promoting the joy of books. Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God has been selected as Milwaukee's community-wide novel.

MPL will work with community partners to sponsor events throughout the area, including a visit by the late author’s niece Lucy Hurston, book discussions, film screenings, library and museum exhibits, dance, and other theatrical performances. For a list of library and community events, check out MPL's Website.



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