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Good books broaden our horizons and inspire new conversations, no matter where we are! Join the Florida Museum of Natural History and Alachua County Library District as we kickoff the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, a series of events building community while lifting the voices of women in science.
This FREE virtual event takes attendees behind-the-scenes and into the labs of Florida Museum scientists! Learn about their experiences as local women in STEM, see cool objects and hear encouraging words of wisdom for future researchers.
NEA Big Read Books:
Autobiography of a geobiologist celebrating the lifelong curiosity, humility and passion that drives every scientist. Target ages: Teen & Adult.
Novel celebrating the lives of three girls in three different time periods who grew up to become scientists. Target ages: Grades 5 & up.
A richly-illustrated picture biography of scientist Eugenie Clark’s groundbreaking shark research. Target ages: Grades K-3.
This series will also discuss three additional books and all four will be available for FREE! There are a limited number of copies so be sure to sign up soon. Each family will be able to select one of the four books for FREE and choose a time and place for pickup. Sign up below!
FREE Book Reservation: Monday, Aug. 31 – Friday, Sept. 11
Book Pickup: Monday, Sept. 14 – Friday, Sept. 19
Book Pickup Locations:
- Florida Museum of Natural History – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Alachua County Library District Headquarters Library – 1 to 5 p.m.
- Alachua County Library District Alachua Library – 1 to 5 p.m.
- Alachua County Library District Millhopper Library – 1 to 5 p.m.
- Alachua County Library District Tower Road Library – 1 to 5 p.m.
Registration is now closed.
NEA Big Read Series:
Sept. 14 to 19– Book Pickup
Sept. 19– NEA Big Read Kickoff: Lab Blitz
Sept. 24– Fieldwork Fails
Oct. 13– Book Meetup: Lab Girl
Nov. 17– Book Meetup: Lab Girl
Dec. 5– Book Meetup: Swimming with Sharks
Jan. 12, 2021– Book Meetup: Lab Girl
Jan. 30, 2021– Book Meetup: Evelyn the Adventurous Entomologist
Feb. 13, 2021– Girls Do Science
March 27, 2021– Book Meetup: Finding Wonders
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
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Gainesville, FL 32611 Get Driving Directions
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