Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Let's Talk About It 2018 Schedule

Thursdays from 6 pm to 8 pm

For February, March and April, the book club will be participating in the “Let’s Talk About It” book reading and discussion series instead of the regular scheduled times. The “Let’s Talk About It” book  begins Feb. 8 with Ernest J. Gaines’ “A Lesson Before Dying.”
This library discussion series brings scholars and community members together to explore how selected books illuminate a particular theme. The theme of Law and Literature invites readers to ponder the difference between what is established and what is just by examining a selection of writers who demonstrate the powerful interaction of law and human affairs.
The Havelock-Craven County Public Library and Lifetime Learning Center are partners in presenting the Thursday night programs, during which we’ll read five books and interact with five visiting scholars over 10 weeks, to learn more about the authors and discuss each book.
  • Feb. 8 – A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest J. Gaines
  • Feb. 22 – Billy Budd, Sailor, Herman Melville
  • Mar. 8 – Snow Falling on Cedars, David Guterson
  • Mar. 22 – The Emperor of Ocean Park, Stephen L. Carter
  • Apr. 12 – The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson, Mark Twain
The five meeting dates for this year’s programs are all on Thursdays and take place at the Havelock-Craven County Public Library from 6 to 8 p.m. The program is free and books are provided on loan. Please call the library at (252) 447-7509 to register.

*This program is sponsored in part by a grant from the NC Humanities Council in cooperation with the North Carolina Center for the Book.

1 comment:

  1. I am reading Snow Falling on Cedars and am captivated by Ishmael. I know there is more to his story as there is with all of our stories. The setting is San Piedro Island in the Puget Sound and the time period covers post WWII and the treatment of the Japanese who were in America during the war. I must go and continuing reading. It is so good.