The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. The Big Read supports organizations across the country in developing community-wide reading programs which encourage reading and participation by diverse audiences.
The Fulton Country/Atlanta community will be reading A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines. Five book copies are held by Ocee Branch and other formats are available in the AFPL system. Gaines is also the author of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.
The Alpharetta Branch AFPL will host a screening of the film adaptation Thursday February 7 at 4:00 p.m. Enjoy the film with refreshments and good company. Teens and adults. For information call 770.740.2425