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NEA Big Read: Discuss the Inevitable

April 2023:

The NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley is a one book, one community program that brings together residents from throughout the St. Croix Valley around a common book. This year’s pick is Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by author and cartoonist Roz Chast. Chast tells the story of her parents’ final years through cartoons and prose. An adult child reluctantly becomes a caregiver for her aging parents and reflects a common story in all of its pity, love, resentment, and bewilderment. It is filled with humor, cringe-worthy moments, and unavoidable things that many are likely to face.

Balanced Wellness Series: Super Foods
Wednesday, April 12 at 1:00 PM
Join us for the first program in a monthly educational series on wellness specifically designed for adults 55+.

Meet the Artists
Wednesday, April 12 from 6:00-7:30 PM
Join us for a reception to celebrate the artists featured in the library’s gallery in March-April 2023 as part of the NEA Big Read.

NEA Big Read Book Discussion
Wednesday, April 12 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, April 27 at 1:00 PM at FamilyMeans
Join us to discuss Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast.

Help! My parents are  getting older, what do I need to know?
Thursday, April 20 at 6:00 PM
As parents age, adult children provide more support for their parents. What do you know about their health history, financial assets, and long-term wishes? It is important to understand your changing roles and learn more about the resources that can help as your parent ages.

For more Big Read events across the valley, go to