• Pinelands

Burlington County Library System is a proud recipient of the NEA Big Read grant for the second year in a row! Look for programming at your local branch featuring this year's selection In the Time of the Butterflies.

Enjoy a lively group discussion based on Julia Alverez's novel based on the true story of four sisters in the Dominican Republic. The story spans decades as each sister shares her own story, from hair ribbons and secret crushes to gunrunning and leading the opposition to General Rafael Leonidas Trujillo's dictatorship. Alvarez shares the important tale of Las Mariposas, "The Butterflies," in this novel of courage and love, and the human cost of political oppression.

To obtain a free copy of the book please visit the library and register for one of our NEA Big Read events.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

El proyecto NEA Big Read es una iniciativa del National Endowment for the Arts (el Fondo Nacional para las Artes de Estados Unidos) en cooperación con Arts Midwest.


  • Adult
  • Seniors
  • Book Club

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Adam Crockett
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