NEA Big Read Alachua County

Handwritten title "NEA Big Read Alachua County" beside the logos for the National Endowment for the Arts, Florida Museum and Alachua County Library District.


The Alachua County Library District and Florida Museum present the National Endowment of the Arts Big Read: a series of free events building community and uplifting the views of women in science. This dynamic community reading program explores the memoir Lab Girl by award-winning scientist Hope Jahren and other titles. 

Join book discussions, keynote speakers, storytelling events, and more all relating to women in STEM. 

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Keynote speaker Emily Graslie

Friday, Feb. 19
7-8:30 p.m.
All Ages

Keynote speaker Robin Wall Kimmerer

Thursday, March 18
7-8:30 p.m.
All Ages


First 100 Alachua County residents to register will receive a free copy of one of Kimmerer's books.

Book Meetup Finding Wonders

Saturday, March 27
10-11 a.m.
Kids, grades 5 and up