NEA Big Read Attleboro Launch Celebration
Sat., Sept. 7, 2019; 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Balfour Riverwalk Park, 74 North Main St., Attleboro
Join us as we launch the 2019 NEA Big Read: Attleboro! We will be distributing free copies of the title In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick, and its Young Reader’s edition, along with copies our NEA Big Read events calendar. Explore inside Nile, the 40 ft. inflatable whale, and meet Cynde, a whale educator, who will teach us all about whales and their environments. Marc Bernier will be performing sea chanteys, the Library will be screening the History Channel documentary The Essex: The True Story of Moby Dick, Marine Modelers Club of New England will be exhibiting their miniatures, and you can sail a remote tug in the pool at the Attleboro YMCA! In the event of inclement weather, the celebration will move inside the Attleboro Public Library and Nile the Whale will be at the Ezekiel Bates Mason’s Lodge across the street at 71 N. Main St. Nile the Whale is funded by the Trustees of the Attleboro Public Library and Marc Bernier is funded by the Friends of Attleboro Public Library.