Big Read 2021
In February and March of 2021, the Las Cruces community came together to explore When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka for the Big Read.
We are pleased to the announce that the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library and the Branigan Cultural Center were recipients of another NEA Big Read grant. Stay tuned for another month of programming in October and November of 2021 centered on An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo.
In the meantime, explore our virtual programming supporting When the Emperor Was Divine below. Use the links to explore topics, find information and view archived virtual events.
|February 19:||Opening Session: A Day of Remembrance|
|Week 1: February 20-26||Days of Infamy: World War II and Japanese Americans in Context
|Week 2: February 27-March 5||Confinement in the Land of Enchantment: New Mexico's Historical Experiences with Concentration Camps|
|Week 3: March 6-12||Bending Toward Justice: "...the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."|
|Week 4: March 13-19||Healing: Remembrance and Return|
|March 20:||Closing Session|
|Big Read Tool Kit||Pick up a FREE copy of the book and find resources and information on the Big Read.|
|For Children and Teens||Big Read resources for Children and Teens|