The Big Read 2013


The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming are excited to once again partner with the DeKalb Public Library for the community "Big Read." This year's Big Read book is Charles Portis' True Grit.

Throughout October, the Big Read will host several events including movie and documentary screenings, a guest speaker, discussion groups, and pony rides for kids. The event kicks off at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 29, with a double feature screening of the 1969 and 2010 True Grit film adaptations at The Egyptian Theatre. Additionally, the Big Read of DeKalb County will make an appearance at NIU's Homecoming game on October 12 to hand out hundreds of copies of True Grit to Huskie fans in attendance.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Free copies of the Big Read book will be distributed at many of the events, so come join the fun!