The Big Read is Here!

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel was selected for community-wide reading program from March 17 - April 15, 2018.

Station Eleven is an audacious, darkly glittering story set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse. A fictional swine flu pandemic, known as the "Georgia Flu", has devastated the world, killing most of the population. The spellbinding story follows a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of civilization, risking everything for art and humanity.  Reserve your copy of the book here.  

Sign-up here for the Conversation with Emily St. John Mandel, the author of Station Eleven ​at the Star Theatre on April 5, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. The event will be followed by a book signing with the author.  This program is made possible by generous support from the Oceanside Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library.  Throughout March and April, the library will host book discussions, art exhibits, theater workshops and much more! 

You can access the PDF brochure listing of all the events, or visit our calendar.  Download the Reader's Guide as a companion to the novel.     

We're also running an accompanying program for children called The Little Read! This will feature a Little Read activity page and storytimes, centered around the book Blackout by John Rocco, and book discussions about The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau for Tweens.  Reserve your copy here.  





The National Endowment for the Arts presents The Big Read in cooperation with Arts Midwest.  The Big Read in Oceanside is funded through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, with contributions from the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library and the Oceanside Public Library Foundation, with generous support from many community partners.