Everything I Never Told You

The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. This initiative broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Showcasing a diverse range of contemporary titles that reflect many different voices and perspectives, the NEA Big Read aims to inspire conversation and discovery.

We are very excited to share Celeste Ng's mystery with our community from Jan. 12 through Feb. 28, 2020. During this presentation of Everything I Never Told You, you will find many diverse and exciting programs including those with mysteries, cultural relationships, prioritizing family and self, and the dynamic times of the 1960s and 1970s.

All NEA Big Read programs are free and open to the public. These programs are intended for an adult audience. Registration is not required unless otherwise indicated. If registration is required, call the branch library or register online at volusialibrary.org.


Port Orange Public Library
1005 City Center Circle, Port Orange
Jan. 25: 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Without Shoes

The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach
726 Third Ave, New Smyrna Beach
Jan 29, 30, 31, and Feb. 1: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Feb. 2: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Play: Without Shoes
Without Shoes by Karen Poulsen
Featuring Heidi Ackerson, Sophie Gonzalez, Janie Hale, Robin Neil-Kitaif, Ellen Shaw, Emily Sowell, & Terence Van Auken.
This NEA Big Read Original Play Series contains adult subject matter, is free, and open to the public.
General seating will be provided. Reservations are not required.

Unraveling the Mystery of Writing

Museum of Arts & Sciences
352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach
Feb. 4: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Writers Panel: Unraveling the Mystery of Writing
The Daytona Writers Guild presents a Panel Discussion on Unraveling the Mystery of Writing.
Featuring moderator Dr. Mary Custureri, Melody Dean Dimick, Dr. Doug Giacobbe, Veronica Helen Hart, and Cal Thomas.

Illuminating Relationships

Daytona Beach Regional Library
105 E. Magnolia Ave, Daytona Beach
Feb. 1 - 28: during library hours

Branch Programs

A wide variety of programs are available at your local library branches.
Check the calendar for details.

Join us for these lively discussions of Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng.

Jan. 28: 3 p.m. Lake Helen Public Library
Jan. 30: 3 p.m. Sweet Marlays' Coffee, 214 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach
Feb. 1: 10 a.m. Cinematique of Daytona, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach
Feb. 4: 3 p.m. Boston Coffee House, 109 E. New York Ave., DeLand
Feb. 6: 2 p.m. The Hub on Canal, 132 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach
Feb. 8: 2 p.m. DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary
Feb. 11: 11 a.m. DeBary Public Library
Feb. 12: 11 a.m. DeLand Regional Library
Feb. 13: 10:30 a.m. Books 'n' Brunch Book Club, Edgewater Public Library
Feb. 13: 5:30 p.m. DeLand Regional Library
Feb. 13: 6 p.m. The Stage at Thank You Five, 4606 Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Oran
Feb. 19: 10 a.m. Deltona Regional Library
Feb. 19: 10:30 a.m. Port Orange Regional Library
Feb. 21: 10:45 a.m. Oak Hill Public Library
Feb. 25: 10:30 a.m. Select/Reflect Book Club, New Smyrna Beach Regional Library

No room in your schedule for a book discussion?
We've got you covered!

During February, join our countywide discussion of
Everything I Never Told You at Volusia County Public Library's
Chapter Chat Online Book Club.