NEA Big Read! “In the Time of the Butterflies” by Julia Alverez.

The 2019 book for the NEA’s Big Read is “In the Time of the Butterflies” by Julia Alverez, a fictionalized account of the Mirabal sisters during the time of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic.

Shaler North Hills Library will host several discussions of the novel and will view the film based on the book and will include chocolate tastings and coffee.  A “Carnival” will wrap up our celebration of “In the Time of the Butterflies” and NEA Big Read!  All are welcome!

Monday, January 14 at 6:30 PM—Join the Monday Night Book Group to discuss this amazing novel and do a little chocolate tasting! All are welcome!

Friday, February 1 at 2 PM—Enjoy the film “In the Time of the Butterflies” based on the novel and starring Salma Hayek.

Friday, February 15 at 9 AM—Let’s get an early start with some Dominican Republic coffee and a discussion of “In the Time of the Butterflies”! All are welcome!

Thursday, February 21 at 2 PM—Do some arm-chair traveling to the Dominican Republic! Chocolate tasting, too! All are welcome!

Saturday, March 2 at 11:30 AM— CARNIVAL! Enjoy the customs and culture of the Dominican Republic as we wrap up our celebration of “In the Time of the Butterflies” and the NEA Big Read! All are welcome!

March 8-17—Prime Stage Theatre presents “In the Time of the Butterflies”. For more info: http://primestage.com