Let’s Talk About It book group starts
Searsport — Carver Memorial Library, 12 Union St., has been selected by the Maine Humanities Council to offer Let’s Talk About It, a free reading and discussion group with copies of books available through the library. This program is provided by the Maine Humanities Council’s Maine Center for the Book in cooperation with the Maine State Library.
The series — Invisible New England: The Real New England? — will begin Thursday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the library and continue for five sessions, through Nov. 21. Books to be discussed are: Sept. 19, “The Living is Easy” by Dorothy West; Oct. 3, “Like Lesser Gods” by Mari Tomasi; Oct. 17, “The Family” by David Plante; Nov. 7, “All Souls: A Family Story from Southie” by Michael Patrick MacDonald; and, Nov. 21, “The Wooden Nickel” by William Carpenter. Jeffrey Aronson, a scholar provided by the Maine Humanities Council, will facilitate the discussions.
Exploring ideas and issues through literature has always been exciting and fun, said Lizz Sinclair, director of Let’s Talk About It.
“We find that there is great interest among adults in getting together to discuss what they’ve read with others,” she said “Having a discussion leader who is both excited about the readings and skilled in facilitating can help to deepen this experience.”
Books for the program are available for loan at Carver Library; call 548-2303 to register and come in to pick up the first book of the series. The library is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This program is offered to Maine libraries through the Maine Humanities Council by a grant from the Belvedere Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. For more information about Let’s Talk About It and the work of the Maine Humanities Council, visit mainehumanities.org or call the office in Portland at 773-5051.
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