Hartford Public Library Big Read Kick off
February 28th – March 30th, 2021
Hartford Public Library’s 2021 NEA Big Read celebrates Julia Alvarez’s books In the Time of the Butterflies and youth selection How Tia Lola Came to Visit Stay through exciting programming around Dominican art, literature, and performance, as well as educational and celebratory programs on revolutionary Hartford Latinas for the month of March. Join us as we explore how the books’ themes of Dominican pride, free-thinking, resilience, and women’s rights take root right here in Hartford.
Free English and Spanish copies of Big Read book selections will be available via contact-free pick up starting on February 28th while supplies last at this link: http://bit.ly/HPLBigReadBooks
In the Time of the Butterflies and Beyond: HPL’s NEA Big Read Kickoff!
Sunday, February 28th: 3:00-4:00PM
Facebook Live and YouTube Live
Help us kick off HPL’s 2021 NEA Big Read around Julia Alvarez’s In The Time of the Butterflies with music, poetry, dance, and more! Featuring live latin jazz from Ray Gonzalez, poetry readings from local poet Diana Aldrete, dance performance from Baila Con Gusto CT, and readings from In the Time of the Butterflies.