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Join us for the opening celebration of Champaign-Urbana's 2019 NEA Big Read community reading program! Our book is The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. Visitors can enjoy activities for all ages: share the story of your name, trace your family’s journey of immigration to the United States, and design and write a postcard to loved ones. Professor Rini Bhattcharya Mehta will speak about the novel at 2:00.