Rescheduled to March 7: Library Lecture Series with Jeff VanderMeer

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 

Acclaimed Author Jeff VanderMeer Takes Us On a

Journey into The World of Borne and Our World This March


WHO:             Leon County

WHAT:           Leon County Library Lecture Series

WHEN:          Saturday, March 7, at 3 p.m.

WHERE:        LeRoy Collins Leon County Main Library, 200 West Park Ave.


Rescheduled from our previous day in February, join Leon County Government and the National Endowment for the Arts to kick off this year’s Big Read on Saturday, March 7, at 3 p.m. at the Leon County Main Library. The event will feature a 2020 Library Lecture event with acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Jeff VanderMeer whose novel “Annihilation” was made into a successful Hollywood movie of the same name starring Natalie Portman.  

Enter a world of phantasmagorical creatures in a future we should hope to avoid. VanderMeer will lead a reading, exploration and discussion of his popular novel “Borne,” as well as talk about nature and the rich biodiversity of Tallahassee-Leon County and how we can keep it that way. VanderMeer is known by many as the “weird Thoreau” for his works including his Southern Reach trilogy and his novel “Borne,” which is slated to become a TV series and has been successfully published in 35 countries.

As a part of the Big Read, attendees of this lecture will be able to take home a free personal copy of the book “Borne.”

To register for the lecture, click here. Space for this event is limited. If you had registered previously, no need to take any action, we will see you there! 

Leon County selects speakers and topics that engage and inspire, appealing to the interests of all citizens. At each lecture books and materials will be displayed and available for check out. All lectures are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For more information or if you are not able to attend on March 7 let us know at or call (850) 606-5300.