The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest that offers grants to support innovative literacy and community programs.
The NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. GCLS has chosen "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald as our NEA Big Read title.
GCLS Branch libraries will host book discussions, author talks, theatrical events and music programs throughout the month of April 2017. We will also schedule children's programs that relate to "The Great Gatsby."
All NEA Big Read programs are free and open to the public. We welcome all readers to join us as we celebrate "The Great Gatsby!"
Saturday, March 25th at 10:00 am - Join GCLS branch libraries to celebrate the 3rd annual NJ Makers Day. We will have maker projects for all ages to enjoy, tours of our makerspaces, and demonstrations of the newest technologies.
Come out and MAKE something!
Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00 pm - Meet internationally acclaimed glass artist, Paul Stankard, and listen to him discuss his latest book, "Studio Craft as a Career: A Guide to Achieving Excellence in Art-Making."
The presentation and discussion will help to direct creative minds into a career in the arts. Paul Stankard will provide a practical, personal guide outlining self-directed learning and will hold a Q&A session after the presentation of his book.