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 The LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System is celebrating the NEA Big Read - Leon County with the exciting science-fiction title Borne by Jeff VanderMeer.

Upcoming events

The World of Borne...and Our World 

Join us for our NEA Big Read - Leon County Kickoff event of Borne by Jeff VanderMeer. National best-selling Tallahassee author, Jeff VanderMeer, will be our keynote speaker for the kickoff and will be discussing his book Borne and its themes. We will be giving out copies of his book Borne to attendees. 

February

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Location

Rescheduled: The World of 'Borne'...and Our World Library Lecture Series This event has been rescheduled to Sat., March 7 3 p.m. Leon County Main Library 
Borne Pop-Up Book Club Sat., Feb. 8 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. RedEye Coffee 1122 Thomasville Road
Alligator Encounters with the Tallahassee Museum Sat., Feb. 8 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Lake Jackson Branch Library
Borne Escape Room Sat., Feb. 8 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Leon County Main Library
Borne Escape Room Sun., Feb. 9 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Leon County Main Library
Alligator Encounters with the Tallahassee Museum Thurs., Feb. 13 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Jane G. Sauls Ft. Braden Branch Library
Borne Escape Room Sat., Feb. 15 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Woodville Branch Library
Alligator Encounters with the Tallahassee Museum Tues., Feb. 18 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Woodville Branch Library
Alligator Encounters with the Tallahassee Museum Sat., Feb. 22 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Northeast Branch Library
Borne Book Club Sat., Feb. 22 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Eastside Branch Library
Borne Escape Room Sat., Feb. 22 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Dr. B.L. Perry, Jr. Branch Library
Wild Matters with the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Tues., Feb. 25 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Leon County Main Library
Borne Escape Room Sat., Feb 29 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Eastside Branch Library
Alligator Encounters with the Tallahassee Museum Sat., Feb. 29 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Dr. B.L. Perry, Jr. Branch Library


March

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Location

Borne Book Club Tues., March 3 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Northeast Branch Library
Alligator Encounters with the Tallahassee Museum Thurs., March 5 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Leon County Main Library
Borne Escape Room Sat., March 7 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Jane G. Sauls Ft. Braden Branch Library
The World of 'Borne'...and Our World Library Lecture Series Sat., March 7 3 p.m. Leon County Main Library 
Weird but Wonderful Carnivorous Plants of North Florida Thurs., March 12 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Leon County Main Library
Borne Escape Room Sat., March 14 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Lake Jackson Branch Library
Mars Attacks! Film Showing with the Tallahassee Film Society Sun., March 15 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. All Saints Cinema/918 Railroad Ave
Borne Escape Room Sat., March 21 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Northeast Branch Library
Alligator Encounters with the Tallahassee Museum Sat., March 21 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Eastside Branch Library
Borne Book Club Sat., March 28 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Dr. B.L. Perry, Jr. Branch Library
Borne Book Club Tues., March 31 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Jane G. Sauls Ft. Braden Branch

 

April

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Virtual Q&A with Jeff VanderMeer Thurs., April 23 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Zoom meeting ID: 295 979 805

October

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Date

Time

Location

Virtual Borne Escape Room     Start the adventure here
Virtual Borne Book Discussion Thurs., Oct. 29 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. To register for the Zoom link, please register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErduyhrDMsH9xEBbKmG8JZfNG2OSiKav-3
Virtual Spooky Trivia Night Thurs., Oct. 30 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. To join the event: https://zoom.us/j/93323951474

 

Flying bears, carnivorous plants and live alligators @ your library! This and more @ your Library.

 

About Borne

Borne

In Borne, a young woman named Rachel survives as a scavenger in a ruined city half destroyed by drought and conflict. The city is dangerous, littered with discarded experiments from the Company―a biotech firm now derelict―and punished by the unpredictable predations of a giant bear. Rachel ekes out an existence in the shelter of a run-down sanctuary she shares with her partner, Wick, who deals his own homegrown psychoactive biotech. One day, Rachel finds Borne during a scavenging mission and takes him home. Borne as salvage is little more than a green lump―plant or animal?―but exudes a strange charisma.

     Click here to check Borne out today.

 

About Jeff VanderMeer

VanderMeer

Jeff VanderMeer's latest novel is the critically acclaimed Dead Astronauts, set in the same universe as his last novel Borne, which Colson Whitehead called “a thorough marvel” and was a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. The Borne Universe has been optioned for development as a series by AMC. He is also known for his critically acclaimed NYT-bestselling Southern Reach trilogy from FSG, which won the Shirley Jackson Award and Nebula Award and recently made Buzzfeed’s list of the best books of the decade. The trilogy also prompted the New Yorker to call the author "the weird Thoreau"; and was published in 35 countries, with Paramount Pictures releasing a movie in 2018. VanderMeer's nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, the Atlantic.com, Vulture, Esquire.com, and the Los Angeles Times.

Collaborators

 

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Tallahassee Museum logoFilm Society logoSt. Marks Wildlife Refuge logo

 

  

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. 

The LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System is one of 78 not-for-profit organizations to receive a grant to host an NEA Big Read project between September 2019 and June 2020. The NEA presents NEA Big Read in partnership with Arts Midwest.