The Carson City Library invites everyone in Carson City to participate in a community read of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel for the Capital City Reads program during the month of April. Capital City Reads is Carson City Library’s annual city-wide book club sponsored by the Friends of the Carson City Library that brings people together through reading and discussion.

Station Eleven explores the role of arts and culture in creating and keeping the community connections that keep humanity alive after a devastating flu pandemic brings civilization as we know it to an end. This book was chosen to align with this year’s theme for National Library Week: Libraries = Strong Communities.

From the publisher’s website:

“Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end.
Twenty years later, Kirsten moves between the settlements of the altered world with a small troupe of actors and musicians.

They call themselves The Traveling Symphony, and they have dedicated themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive. But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who will threaten the tiny band’s existence. And as the story takes off, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, the strange twist of fate that connects them all will be revealed.”

Copies of Station Eleven in English and Spanish will be available at the Carson City Library while supplies last.



Family Movie & Craft Night: Gnomeo & Juliet
Tue. April 9, 6:00 pm
-Two gardens, both alike in dignity… Join us for a family movie and craft the night away! Rated G.

Art Night Out
Tue. April 16, 6:00 pm
-Explore the art of paper flowers to relax and de-stress. Supplies are limited, register online!

Capital City Poetry Circle
Thu. April 18, 6:00 pm
-Come create, learn, and hear poetry. Light refreshments will be served.

Books & Brew Book Club
Sat. April 20, 5:00 pm – Barrel Room of Alatte Coffee & Wine Bar at 507 N. Carson St.
-Join us for a discussion of Station Eleven over food and drinks!

Movie Night: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead
Wed. April 24, 5:45 pm
-Tom Stoppard’s classic twist on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, in which two of the outrageous supporting players take center stage. Rated PG.