Wednesday, Sept. 3, 6-8 p.m. – Join the Atlanta History Center to kick-off the 2014 Big Read with a festive celebration featuring an evening of culinary treats and the sounds of Mexico. Program staff will register participants for the Big Read, and distribute reader’s guides and bookmarks. The Big Read is designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. Free. All are welcome. 130 W. Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta, 30305. Call 404-814-4000 or visit: with questions.