Welcome to the
NEA Big Read: MPT

Featuring Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

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

Maryland Public Television (MPT) was selected to receive an NEA Big Read grant to support a community reading program between September 2020 and June 2021. The program will be focused on Lab Girl by Hope Jahren and include a kickoff tour & panel discussion, film screening, book discussions, and more!