Our book club meets monthly at the Havelock Public Library on the Craven Community College- Havelock Campus. It is composed of members of the general public and Craven Community College students and faculty. We are informal and welcome anyone to come as they are or share their thoughts on our blog! Reading the book is not a prerequisite for attending the discussion.
This blog was created in collaboration with the Godwin Library of Craven Community College.
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.