Join us all April long for the Big Read Hudson Valley: Spanning the Hudson River with Words, a dynamic, community-wide reading program offering reading groups, performances, workshops, and events in Red Hook, Rhinebeck, and Kingston.
This year’s reads are
You can pick up free copies of The House on Mango Street and The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears at the circulation desk.
We’ve got programs for all ages! Click on the event title to learn more.
Because this year’s books explore themes of immigration, many of our programs are also in conjunction with the Kingston Immigrant Oral History Project, a collaboration between the Kingston Library and the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History. Learn about the project and how to share your own immigration story here.
|Women’s Issues in The House on Mango Street||Adults & Teens||Thursday, March 24 • 6:30pm|
|An Evening with Sandra Cisneros||Adults, Teens, Community||Wednesday, April, 6 • 7:30pm|
|The House on Mango Street Comes to Your Street!||All Ages||Saturday, April 9 • 2pm|
|Writing Workshop||Adults & Teens||Thursday, April 14 • 6:30pm|
|Kingston Library Book Club||Adults||Friday, April 15 • 1pm|
|Immigrant Narratives: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears||Adults||Thursday, April 21 • 6:30pm|
|Dreamers Puppet Show||Children||Saturday, April 23 • 10am|
|Interpreting the Immigrant Experience||Adults & Community||Tuesday, April 26 • 6:30pm|
|DIY Piñata||Teens||Friday, April 29 • 3:30pm|
|In Conversation with Dinaw Mengestu||Adults, Teens, Community||Saturday, April 30 • 5pm|
This project is made possible by a $19,985 NEA Big Read grant awarded to Bard College from The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), in partnership with Arts Midwest.
To learn more and see the complete listing of events on both sides of the river – including a special event with Sandra Cisneros, visit www.bard.edu/big-read/