NEA Big Read

The NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley is a one-book, one-community program that brings together residents from throughout the St. Croix Valley around a common book and related events. This year’s book is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. The novel is about actors trying to preserve art and culture after a flu pandemic wipes out much of civilization.

Communities across the valley have planned unique events open to anyone who’s interested. For the complete agenda, go to

Hudson Library NEA Big Read Events:

The Museum of Civilization display in the lobby – March 25-29.

Hudson Library Big Read Book Club. Tuesday, April 16, 6:30. Please register at the front desk.

“A Century After the Flu Pandemic: Life in Wisconsin During the Killer Flu of 1918-1919.” presented by historian and former UW-River Falls professor Kurt Leichtle. Tuesday, April 23, 6:30. Please register online or at the front desk.

Movie: “Contagion” Saturday, April 27, 12:30. Snacks included.