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August 2019

Book Discussion: Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

August 28
7:00 pm
Dover Free Library, East Dover

Part of the Portraits of the Artists series. These books feature fictional interpretations of famous artists. What happens when the visual arts and the literary arts meet? How do fiction writers interpret the lives of famous painters, and the canvases they leave behind? Read More »

September 2019

Book Discussion: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

September 9
1:00 pm

Part of the Family History series. The Pulitzer-winning novels in this series examine not only relationships, but the ways difficult chapters of a family's past are revealed by the passing of time. Read More »

Reading and Discussion: Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

September 9
4:30 pm

Part of the Seminal Statements of American Values series. Founding documents and landmark speeches help us to understand America's operating principles and values—what they mean, how well we practice what we preach, and what relationship words have to action in good times and bad. Read More »

Reading and Discussion: The Constitution of the United States

September 9
7:00 pm

Part of the Seminal Statements of American Values series. Founding documents and landmark speeches help us understand America's operating principles and values—what they mean, how well we practice what we preach, and what relationship words have to action in good times and bad. Read More »

Book Discussion: Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

September 10
7:00 pm

Part of the Border Crossing series. A book of short stories, a memoir, and two novels bring us to present-day consideration of migration, immigration and refuge. Read More »

Book Discussion: One Writer’s Beginnings by Eudora Welty

September 11
7:00 pm

Part of the Memorable Memoirs series. Memoirs come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common: They are not autobiographies. Rather than a straight chronology of the author’s life, memoirs hone in on a specific feature of that life. The memoirs in this series use both traditional and unconventional formats to do just that. Read More »

Book Discussion: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

September 15
1:30 pm

Part of the Booker Prize Winners series. Established in 1968, England's Booker Prize is awarded annually to a citizen of the U.K., the Commonwealth, Ireland, Pakistan, or South Africa who has written the year's best novel according to a panel of critics, writers, and academics. In a short 35 years, the Booker has achieved an air of dignity and respect that rivals even the 86-year-old Pulitzer Prize. Read More »

Book Discussion: The Maze of Windermere by Gregory Blake Smith

September 17
5:30 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

This series starts with the 1893 Columbian Exposition and continues on through the Gilded Age. Three novels and a narrative history illustrate that spectacular time period in ways that in turn illuminate our own era. Read More »

Book Discussion: Growing Up by Russell Baker

September 30
7:00 pm

Part of the Memorable Memoirs series. Memoirs come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common: They are not autobiographies. Rather than a straight chronology of the author’s life, memoirs hone in on a specific feature of that life. The memoirs in this series use both traditional and unconventional formats to do just that. Read More »

October 2019

Reading and Discussion: Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms Speech

October 7
4:30 pm

Part of the Seminal Statements of American Values series. Founding documents and landmark speeches help us to understand America's operating principles and values—what they mean, how well we practice what we preach, and what relationship words have to action in good times and bad. Read More »

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