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Special Event: Ethiopian Dinner And The Big Read

Saturday, June 9, 2018, 5:30 PM until 9:00 PM
Abyssinia Restaurant & Silver Spring Library
8221 Georgia Ave & 900 Wayne Ave.
Silver Spring, MD  20910
Suzy Zusy
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A Special Saturday Evening.

Silver Spring Village members will meet for dinner at Abyssinia, an Ethiopian restaurant at 8221 Georgia Avenue. at 5:30 pm on Saturday June 9. After dinner all interested will walk to the Silver Spring Library at 900 Wayne Avenue to join in The Big Read, an initiative of the National Endowment for Arts (NEA), a community reading program designed around a single book.

The book selected for the 2018 Big Read in Montgomery County is The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears by MacArthur Foundation Fellow Dinaw Mengestu. This book tells the story of the immigrant experience in Montgomery County and the Washington metropolitan area, including Silver Spring. Mr. Mengestu will speak about the inspiration for this book.

Please RSVP for the dinner via the Village website calendar, by emailing or by phoning the Village at 301-503-7401.

The library's "Big Read" program with Dinaw Mengestu is currently full. To add your name to the waiting list for that event please call the Silver Spring Library at 240-773-9420 or go to: