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NEA Big Read

NEA Big Read Events

NEA Big Read Events
Event Date
The Bear: Schoolwide book read and discussion Southeast Area Technical High School
5301 Sidbury Rd, Castle Hayne, NC 28429
Closed school activity 
  
Bird Boy: Storytime and
guided craft
October 11, 2023
Leland Library
487 Village Rd, Leland, NC 28451
10 a.m.

 

Poetree: Storytime and
guided craft

October 11, 2023
Leland Library
487 Village Rd, Leland, NC 28451
11 a.m.

 

The Last Cuentist
a: Schoolwide book
read and discussion

D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy
813 Nixon St., Wilmington, NC 28401
Closed school activity 

 

Pax: Schoolwide
book read and discussion

D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy
813 Nixon St., Wilmington, NC 28401
Closed school activity 

 

Nourish NC book
giveaway and activity

November 1, 2023
Cape Fear Museum of History and Science
814 Market St., Wilmington, NC 28401

Halcyon Journey: Reading and
Author Talk with Marina Richie

November 3, 2023
Halyburton Event Center
4099 S 17th St, Wilmington, NC 28412
6 p.m.
Zoom Link: https://uncw.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvcOusqjgqGNYfe0udB78XWKFAq_sGyQmR

 

A Traveler's Guide
to the End of the
World: Reading and
Author Talk with David Gessner

November 5, 2023
Cameron Art Museum 
3201 S 17th St, Wilmington, NC 28401
2 p.m. 
Click here to register.

WHQR Interview with David Gessner & Hadley

 

Alone in a Room with Words: The Worth of Writing as Work with Andrew Krivak

November 6, 2023
UNCW Lumina Theater
615 Hamilton Dr, Wilmington NC 28403
2 p.m.

 

KICK OFF The
Bear: Reading and
Author talk with Andrew
Krivak

November 6, 2023
UNCW Lumina Theater
615 Hamilton Dr, Wilmington NC 28403
7 p.m.

 

The Birchbark House:
Craft and book giveaway

November 8, 2023
GV Barbee Sr. Library 
8200 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465
4:30 p.m.

 

Small Wonders
Activity Table

November 18, 2023
Cape Fear Museum of History and Science
814 Market St., Wilmington, NC 28401

Isaac Bear Early College High School Student Book Club Discussion of The Bear

November 24, 2023 
Isaac Bear Early College High School 
630 MacMillaan Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403

 

Pax: Scavenger Hunt

D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy 
813 Nixon St, Wilmington, NC 28401
Closed school activity (long term)

 

The Bear: Book Discussion

December 7, 2023
Pender County Library - Hampstead Branch
75 Library Dr., Hampstead, NC 28443

 

Foxfire: Folk
Wisdom and Storytelling

New Hanover County Library - Main Branch
201 Chestnut St., Wilmington, NC 28401

 

The Birchbark House
Discussion and Activity

January 12, 2024
Cape Fear Literacy Council 
1012 S 17th St, Wilmington, NC 28401

 

Pax: Reading
and Tasting

January 24, 2024
Pender County Library - Hampstead Branch 
1012 S 17th St, Wilmington, NC 28401

The Bear: Survival Craft

January 26, 2024
New Hanover County Public Library - Main Branch
201 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Big Questions, Small Talk, Over Lunch | Topic: Sustainability

February 6, 2024
Cameron Art Museum
3201 S 17th St, Wilmington, NC 28412
Request a seat by: Tuesday, February 6 | Request a seat for Big Questions Lunch (Sustainability)
Lunch: Friday, February 9, 12:00 – 1:30 pm | Randall Library 2014, Faculty Commons

Mary's Art Explorers: Letters from Bear

February 8, 2024
Cameron Art Museum
3201 S 17th St, Wilmington, NC 28412

Foxfire Folk Wisdom Collection

New Hanover County Public Library - Main Branch
201 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

FlashLIT Writing Contest
Reception and Book Giveaway

Calling all student writers!  Randall Library’s annual writing contest, FlashLIT, starts NOW!
This year’s theme is “THE END.” Stories are due by Feb. 9. 
Click here for more information.

A Traveler's Guide to the
End of the World: Reading and Author Talk with David Gessner

TBD
GV Barbee Sr. Library 
8200 E Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC 28465

WHQR Interview with David Gessner & Hadley

Mary's Art Explorers: Bright Star

February 22, 2024
Cameron Art Museum
3201 S 17th St, Wilmington, NC 28412

The Bear: Book Discussion

March 1, 2024
Cape Fear Community College Learning Resource Center 
415 N 2nd St, Wilmington, NC 28401 

UNCW Center for Teaching Excellence Readers Circle: A Traveler's Guide to the
End of the World

TBD
UNCW Randall Library
5162 Randall Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403

Snakes and Snake Lore of NC presented by Keith Farmer

March 9, 2024
Brunswick County Library - Rourk Branch
5068 Main ST Shallotte, NC 28470|
11 a.m.

Resilency Day Story Corner

March 15, 2024
Cameron Art Museum 
3201 S 17th St, Wilmington, NC 28412

The Quiet Year Game Session and The Bear Book Giveaway

March 16, 2024
11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
UNCW Fisher University Union
Azalea Coast Room A
Co-sponsored by Cape Fear Games

CFCC Book Talk

March 19, 2024 @ 12 p.m.
Join us for a book talk about "The Bear."
In Person: Wilmington Campus Library (L-201).
Online: Click here. If you don't have a computer microphone, you can call in:
+1 442-284-1286‬PIN: ‪685 652 366‬#

CFCC Book Talk

March 20, 2024 @ 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a book talk about "The Bear."
In Person: Wilmington Campus Library (L-201).
Online: Click here. If you don't have a computer microphone, you can call in:
+1 515-454-0361‬PIN: ‪771 440 940‬#

Bird Boy: Storytime and Guided Craft

March 19, 2024
GV Barbee Sr. Library 
8200 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465

The Birchbark House: Reading and Tasting

March 20, 2024
Pender County Library - Hampstead Branch
75 Library Dr, Hampstead, NC 28443

Bird Boy: Storytime and Guided Craft

March 21, 2024
Pender County Library - Hampstead Branch
75 Library Dr, Hampstead, NC 28443

A Traveler's Guide to the
End of the World: Reading and Author Talk with David Gessner

March 24, 2024
New Hanover County Public Library - Main Branch
201 Chestnut St, Wilmington, NC 28401
2 p.m.

WHQR Interview with David Gessner & Hadley

Cory Howard: Reverse Storyteller

March 26, 2024
New Hanover County Public Library - Main Branch
201 Chestnut St, Wilmington, NC 28401
5:30 p.m.

Cory Howard: Reverse Storyteller

March 27, 2024
New Hanover County Public Library - Pleasure Island Branch
1401 N. Lake Park Boulevard
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
11 a.m.

Cory Howard: Reverse Storyteller

March 27, 2024
New Hanover County Public Library - Northeast Branch
1241 Military Cutoff Road
Wilmington, NC 28405
3 p.m.

Cory Howard: Reverse Storyteller

March 28, 2024
New Hanover County Public Library - Pine Valley Branch
3802 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
11 a.m.

The Bear: Outdoor Adventure

Southeast Area Technical High School
5301 Sidbury Rd, Castle Hayne, NC 28429
Closed school activity 

The Bear and the Moon: Emotions Storytime and Book Giveaway

April 9, 2024
GV Barbee Sr. Library 
8200 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465
10 a.m.

The Last Cuentista: Time Capsule Activity 

April 9, 2024
Pender County Libary - Hampstead Branch
75 Library Dr, Hampstead, NC 28443

The Last Cuentista: Outdoor Storytelling Festival

April 12, 2024
Cape Fear Literacy Council
1012 S 17th St, Wilmington, NC 28401

FlashLIT Writing Contest Reception and Book Giveaway

April 25, 2024
UNCW Randall Library 
5162 Randall Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403

Big Day of Nature Play

May 1, 2024
Cape Fear Museum of History and Science
814 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401

Good Shepherd Big Read Storytime

June 6, 2024
SECU Lakeside Reserve
2126 W Lake Shore Dr, Wilmington, NC 28401
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