The NIH Library and the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) are pleased to announce the NIH Big Read 2019 featuring Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey Through the World's Strangest Brains by Helen Thomson. Take a fascinating journey through the human mind, by way of nine extraordinary people with rare neurological disorders. By examining stories about what can happen when the mind misbehaves, interwoven with explanations on how the brain works, we can explore and gain insights into the complexities and possibilities of all of our brains.
The NIH Big Read was created to foster collaboration and community across NIH through the discussion about a single book over several months, culminating in a special event featuring the author of the book.
Book Discussions and Book Discussion Training Sessions
Join us for a thought-provoking discussion of the 2019 NIH Big Read book. Hosted by NIH Librarians, these one-hour discussions will explore the themes in the book, and examine the reading experience. Register to participate through the links below.
- Tuesday, April 23, 11:30 a.m.
- Thursday, May 16, 12:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 21, 1:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, June 4, 1:00 p.m.
Get tips on holding an NIH Big Read book discussion of your own. Presented by NIH Librarians, these one-hour sessions are focused specifically on the 2019 NIH Big Read book. Register to participate through the links below. Both in-person and webinar options are available for these sessions.
Read or Listen to the Book Through OverDrive (NIH STAFF ONLY)
Unlimited online access to both the eBook and the audiobook will be available through the NIH Library’s OverDrive platform (NIH staff only) from March 14 through June 14.
NIH Big Read Author Event: Friday, June 7, 1:00 p.m.
Helen Thomson in Conversation with NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Author and science journalist Helen Thomson will visit NIH to discuss her book with Dr. Collins in an informal conversation. This final NIH Big Read 2019 event will be held on Friday, June 7, 1:00–2:00 p.m. in Masur Auditorium (Building 10) and via live videocast. The videocast session will also be archived for later viewing.
After the presentation, all are invited to a meet and greet and reception with the author on the FAES Terrace in Building 10 from 2:00–3:00 p.m.\
For questions or more information about the NIH Big Read program, contact Kathleen McGlaughlin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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