Nevada County Read and Writes w/ Songs of our Community

Station Eleven and the Traveling Symphony

The Nevada County Community Library partnered with InConcert Sierra to provide free concerts as part of “The Big Read.” This season’s book choice is “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel. The story describes a world of hope after loss, and the power of art and relationships to fulfill and sustain us.

The novel is set in the Great Lakes region after a fictional “Georgia Flu” pandemic devastated the world, killing most of the population. Twenty years later, a nomadic group of actors and musicians known as the Traveling Symphony performs concerts and Shakespeare to settlements that have arisen.

This spring, the library presents events including “Songs of Community” with ICS, a film series at the Madelyn Helling Library, wilderness survival skills workshops, and a visit from author Emily St. John Mandel.

The first two concerts featured classical guitarist Louis V. Johnson. The next concert features Beaucoup Trio, scheduled for April 10 from 12-1pm in Grass Valley, pending the current COVID-19 pandemic. Ironic but timely.

The NEA Big Read is part of NC Reads and Writes, presented with the NC Superintendent of Schools, Friends of the NC Libraries, and ICS, with support from the NEA. Info:

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