shawl.jpgThe Big Read is set to launch on Sunday, October 20.  The Library District has made available over 50 copies of this year’s selection, The Shawl, by Cynthia Ozick.  The Big Read planning team, consisting of over 30 libraries, colleges, schools, and community organizations has developed an outstanding array of programs designed to inspire thought and reflection on the book and the events leading to it and after it.  The “it” is the Holocaust and the impact of survival on those who did survive.

Please join us as we honor those who found survival during and after the tragic events of the concentration camps of Nazi Germany.