Join the Essex County BIG READ!

Big Read

Join Essex County Librarians in a countrywide reading program aimed at increasing a love of literature, book discussions, cultural crafts, live music and more.

Tayari JonesBig Reads
Music, refreshments and a talk by Tayari Jones, author of the adult Big Reads pick Silver Sparrow. April 2 at Livingston Library from 2-4 pm




Maplewood Library Events:

Tell Us We're Home

Meet Marina Budhos, author of the Young Adult Big Read pick Tell Us We’re Home. For teens & adults  April 19 at Main Library at 3:30 pm




Families-Families-FamiliesFamily Portraits Art Workshop For all ages. Express yourself through paint, collage & collaboration to create a family portrait. Based on the kids Big Read pick Families, Families, Families. With artist Susan C. Harris. Dress to get messy! April 20 at Main Library at 4:00 pm.



Silver SparrowSilver Sparrow Book Discussion  Join novelist Eliza Minot for a discussion of Silver Sparrow. April 27 at Main Library at 7 pm




Make a Family Garland: Drop in to Hilton Branch April 17-20 and make a unique paper or yarn-wrapped garland to represent your family.

Find more information at the Essex County Libraries Big Read website