July 17, 2018
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Steuben library offers ‘Let’s Talk About It’ book group

Community Author: Jeanne Benedict
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STEUBEN — The Henry D. Moore Library in Steuben 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 titled “Where Am I? The Individual and the Community,” begins Wednesday, June 13, and continues for four more sessions, through Aug. 29. Books to be read and discussed in this series include “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, “The Year of Wonders” by Geraldine Brooks, “Doing Time: 25 Years of Prison Writing” edited by Bell Gale Chevigny, “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding and “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe. A scholar provided by the Maine Humanities Council will facilitate the discussions.

“Exploring ideas and issues through literature has a unique and fun way of creating community,” said Nicole Rancourt, 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. Having a discussion leader like Colin Windhorst, 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 the library and can be picked up any time during library hours.

This program is offered to Maine libraries through the Maine Humanities Council in partnership with the Maine State Library.

For more information about “Let’s Talk About It” and the work of the Maine Humanities Council, see www.mainehumanities.org or call the office in Portland at 207-773-5051.