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February 2016

Book Discussion: The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

February 1, 2016
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This series explores works that have won England's Booker Prize, 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. Read More »

Book Discussion: The Life and Times of Michael K. by J. M. Coetzee

February 29, 2016
7:30 pm

This series explores works that have won England's Booker Prize, 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. Read More »

March 2016

Book Discussion: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

March 28, 2016
7:30 pm

Part of the Booker Prize Winners series. Led by Helene Lang. 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. Read More »

April 2016

Beatrix Potter Revisited

April 12, 2016
7:30 pm

Using books, props, and bibliography, Helene Lang presents the life of Beatrix Potter. Read More »

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Book Discussion: The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

April 25, 2016
7:30 pm

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. Read More »

September 2016

Book Discussion: Beloved by Toni Morrison

September 26, 2016
7:30 pm

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 »

October 2016

Book Discussion: The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

October 24, 2016
7:30 pm

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 »

Book Discussion: The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

October 24, 2016
7:30 pm

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 »

November 2016

Book Discussion: A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor

November 14, 2016
7:30 pm

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 »

Book Discussion: A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor

November 14, 2016
7:30 pm

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 »

December 2016

Book Discussion: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

December 12, 2016
7:30 pm

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 »

January 2017

Book Discussion: Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World by Alan Weisman

January 30, 2017
7:30 pm

This series explores how different authors and communities understand the multiple definitions and connotations of ecological sustainability and try to make it work in the world. Read More »

February 2017

Book Discussion: The Town that Food Saved by Ben Hewitt

February 27, 2017
7:30 pm

This series explores how different authors and communities understand the multiple definitions and connotations of ecological sustainability and try to make it work in the world. Read More »

March 2017

Book Discussion: Another Turn of the Crank by Wendell Berry

March 27, 2017
7:30 pm

This series explores how different authors and communities understand the multiple definitions and connotations of ecological sustainability and try to make it work in the world. Read More »

April 2017

Book Discussion: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver

April 24, 2017
7:30 pm

This series explores how different authors and communities understand the multiple definitions and connotations of ecological sustainability and try to make it work in the world. Read More »

September 2017

Book Discussion: Long Day’s Journey into Night by Eugene O’Neill

September 25, 2017
7:30 pm

Since 1918, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama has spotlighted outstanding playwriting. The titles in this series, including one by four-time winner Eugene O'Neill, span over fifty years of the award. Read More »

Book Discussion: Long Day’s Journey into Night by Eugene O’Neill

September 25, 2017
7:30 pm

Since 1918, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama has spotlighted outstanding playwriting. The titles in this series, including one by four-time winner Eugene O'Neill, span over fifty years of the award. Read More »

October 2017

Book Discussion: Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

October 23, 2017
7:30 pm

Since 1918, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama has spotlighted outstanding playwriting. The titles in this series, including one by four-time winner Eugene O'Neill, span over fifty years of the award. Read More »

November 2017

Book Discussion: Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley

November 20, 2017
7:30 pm

Since 1918, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama has spotlighted outstanding playwriting. The titles in this series, including one by four-time winner Eugene O'Neill, span over fifty years of the award. Read More »

Book Discussion: Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley

November 20, 2017
7:30 pm

Since 1918, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama has spotlighted outstanding playwriting. The titles in this series, including one by four-time winner Eugene O'Neill, span over fifty years of the award. Read More »

December 2017

Book Discussion: Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Tony Kushner

December 18, 2017
7:30 pm

Since 1918, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama has spotlighted outstanding playwriting. The titles in this series, including one by four-time winner Eugene O'Neill, span over fifty years of the award. Read More »

January 2018

Book Discussion: Growing Up by Russell Baker

January 29, 2018
7:30 pm

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 following memoirs use both traditional and unconventional formats to do just that. Read More »

February 2018

Book Discussion: One Writer’s Beginnings by Eudora Welty

February 26, 2018
7:30 pm

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 following memoirs use both traditional and unconventional formats to do just that. Read More »

March 2018

Book Discussion: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

March 26, 2018
7:30 pm

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 following memoirs use both traditional and unconventional formats to do just that. Read More »

April 2018

Book Discussion: The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams

April 23, 2018
7:30 pm

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 following memoirs use both traditional and unconventional formats to do just that. Read More »

October 2018

Book Discussion: An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison

October 8, 2018
7:30 pm

These books take the reader deeply inside the world of someone experiencing life differently from the rest of us. Topics include bipolar disorder, physical disability, and Alzheimer ’s disease. Read More »

November 2018

Book Discussion: The Body Silent: The Different World of the Disabled by Robert Murphy

November 5, 2018
7:30 pm

These books take the reader deeply inside the world of someone experiencing life differently from the rest of us. Topics include bipolar disorder, physical disability, and Alzheimer ’s disease. Read More »

December 2018

Book Discussion: Someone Not Really Her Mother by Harriet Chessman

December 10, 2018
7:30 pm

These books take the reader deeply inside the world of someone experiencing life differently from the rest of us. Topics include bipolar disorder, physical disability, and Alzheimer ’s disease. Read More »

January 2019

Book Discussion: The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

January 21, 2019
4:30 pm

What makes a character memorable? Why do the protagonists in these works of fiction linger long after the last page is turned? Read More »

Book Discussion: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

January 21, 2019
7:00 pm

What makes a character memorable? Why do the protagonists in these works of fiction linger long after the last page is turned? Read More »

February 2019

Book Discussion: To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

February 25, 2019
4:30 pm

What makes a character memorable? Why do the protagonists in these works of fiction linger long after the last page is turned? Read More »

Book Discussion: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

February 25, 2019
7:00 pm

What makes a character memorable? Why do the protagonists in these works of fiction linger long after the last page is turned? Read More »

March 2019

Book Discussion: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

March 25, 2019
4:30 pm

Part of the What a Character series. What makes a character memorable? Why do the protagonists in these works of fiction linger long after the last page is turned? Read More »

Book Discussion: The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

March 25, 2019
7:00 pm

What makes a character memorable? Why do the protagonists in these works of fiction linger long after the last page is turned? Read More »

April 2019

Book Discussion: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

April 15, 2019
4:30 pm

What makes a character memorable? Why do the protagonists in these works of fiction linger long after the last page is turned? Read More »

Book Discussion: To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

April 15, 2019
7:00 pm

What makes a character memorable? Why do the protagonists in these works of fiction linger long after the last page is turned? Read More »

June 2019

Book Discussion: My Antonia by Willa Cather

June 17, 2019
7:30 pm

What makes a character memorable? Why do the protagonists in these works of fiction linger long after the last page is turned? Read More »

September 2019

Reading and Discussion: Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

September 9, 2019
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, 2019
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 »

October 2019

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

October 7, 2019
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 Declaration of Independence

October 7, 2019
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 »

November 2019

Reading and Discussion: The Constitution of the United States

November 4, 2019
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: Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

November 4, 2019
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 »

December 2019

Reading and Discussion: The Declaration of Independence

December 2, 2019
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: Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms Speech

December 2, 2019
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 »

January 2020

Book Discussion: All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren

January 6, 2020
4:00 pm

Part of the Based on Real Life series. One biography each year is awarded a Pulitzer Prize, but these character studies wouldn't count—each is a Pulitzer-winning work of fiction, with portions based on one person's real-life story. Read More »

Book Discussion: The Hours by Michael Cunningham

January 6, 2020
7:00 pm

Part of the Based on Real Life series. One biography each year is awarded a Pulitzer Prize, but these character studies wouldn't count—each is a Pulitzer-winning work of fiction, with portions based on one person's real-life story. Read More »

February 2020

Book Discussion: Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

February 3, 2020
4:00 pm

Part of the Based on Real Life series. One biography each year is awarded a Pulitzer Prize, but these character studies wouldn't count—each is a Pulitzer-winning work of fiction, with portions based on one person's real-life story. Read More »

Book Discussion: March by Geraldine Brooks

February 3, 2020
7:00 pm

Part of the Based on Real Life series. One biography each year is awarded a Pulitzer Prize, but these character studies wouldn't count—each is a Pulitzer-winning work of fiction, with portions based on one person's real-life story. Read More »

March 2020

Book Discussion: The Hours by Michael Cunningham

March 2, 2020
4:00 pm

Part of the Based on Real Life series. One biography each year is awarded a Pulitzer Prize, but these character studies wouldn't count—each is a Pulitzer-winning work of fiction, with portions based on one person's real-life story. Read More »

Book Discussion: All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren

March 2, 2020
7:00 pm

Part of the Based on Real Life series. One biography each year is awarded a Pulitzer Prize, but these character studies wouldn't count—each is a Pulitzer-winning work of fiction, with portions based on one person's real-life story. Read More »

April 2020

**CANCELLED** Book Discussion: March by Geraldine Brooks

April 6, 2020
4:00 pm

Part of the Based on Real Life series. One biography each year is awarded a Pulitzer Prize, but these character studies wouldn't count—each is a Pulitzer-winning work of fiction, with portions based on one person's real-life story. Read More »

**CANCELLED** Book Discussion: Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

April 6, 2020
7:00 pm

Part of the Based on Real Life series. One biography each year is awarded a Pulitzer Prize, but these character studies wouldn't count—each is a Pulitzer-winning work of fiction, with portions based on one person's real-life story. Read More »

September 2020

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu

September 14, 2020
4:00 pm
Image of woman running across dunes

A book of short stories, a memoir and two novels bring us to present day consideration of migration, immigration and refuge. Their love and a sense of their past as they walk through fantastical doors to new lands. Read More »

Book Discussion: A Brother’s Blood by Michael White

September 14, 2020
7:00 pm

Part of the New England Uncovered series. What lies hidden beneath the popular images of New England with its white spires and Yankee frugality? More than meets the eye! Read More »

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: Crossers by Philip Caputo

September 14, 2020
7:00 pm
Image of woman running across dunes

A book of short stories, a memoir and two novels bring us to present day consideration of migration, immigration and refuge. Their love and a sense of their past as they walk through fantastical doors to new lands. Read More »

October 2020

Book Discussion: Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

October 12, 2020
4:00 pm

Part of the New England Uncovered series. What lies hidden beneath the popular images of New England with its white spires and Yankee frugality? More than meets the eye! Read More »

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

October 12, 2020
4:00 pm
Image of woman running across dunes

A book of short stories, a memoir and two novels bring us to present day consideration of migration, immigration and refuge. Their love and a sense of their past as they walk through fantastical doors to new lands. Read More »

November 2020

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: Crossers by Philip Caputo

November 16, 2020
4:00 pm
Image of woman running across dunes

A book of short stories, a memoir and two novels bring us to present day consideration of migration, immigration and refuge. Their love and a sense of their past as they walk through fantastical doors to new lands. Read More »

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: The Line Becomes A River by Francisco Cantu

November 16, 2020
7:00 pm
Image of woman running across dunes

A book of short stories, a memoir and two novels bring us to present day consideration of migration, immigration and refuge. Their love and a sense of their past as they walk through fantastical doors to new lands. Read More »

January 2021

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

January 11
4:00 pm
Image of woman running across dunes

A book of short stories, a memoir and two novels bring us to present day consideration of migration, immigration and refuge. Their love and a sense of their past as they walk through fantastical doors to new lands. Read More »

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

January 11
7:00 pm
Image of woman running across dunes

A book of short stories, a memoir and two novels bring us to present day consideration of migration, immigration and refuge. Their love and a sense of their past as they walk through fantastical doors to new lands. Read More »

February 2021

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

February 8
4:00 pm
Image of New England house

Part of the New England Uncovered series. What lies hidden beneath the popular images of New England with its white spires and Yankee frugality? More than meets the eye! Read More »

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: A Brother’s Blood by Michael White

February 8
7:00 pm
Image of New England house

Part of the New England Uncovered series. What lies hidden beneath the popular images of New England with its white spires and Yankee frugality? More than meets the eye! Read More »

March 2021

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: Affliction by Russell Banks

March 8
4:00 pm
Image of New England house

Part of the New England Uncovered series. What lies hidden beneath the popular images of New England with its white spires and Yankee frugality? More than meets the eye! Read More »

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

March 8
7:00 pm
Image of New England house

Part of the New England Uncovered series. What lies hidden beneath the popular images of New England with its white spires and Yankee frugality? More than meets the eye! Read More »

April 2021

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: Affliction by Russell Banks

April 12
4:00 pm
Image of New England house

Part of the New England Uncovered series. What lies hidden beneath the popular images of New England with its white spires and Yankee frugality? More than meets the eye! Read More »

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: A Brother’s Blood by Michael White

April 12
7:00 pm
Image of New England house

Part of the New England Uncovered series. What lies hidden beneath the popular images of New England with its white spires and Yankee frugality? More than meets the eye! Read More »

September 2021

The Legacy of Racism

September 13
4:00 pm

This series features recent Pulitzer-Prize winning works that consider the American legacy of racism through four genres. Created as a part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” initiative, a special grant funded by the Mellon Foundation and administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils, which seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry. Read More »

The Legacy of Racism

September 13
7:00 pm

This series features recent Pulitzer-Prize winning works that consider the American legacy of racism through four genres. Created as a part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” initiative, a special grant funded by the Mellon Foundation and administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils, which seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry. Read More »

October 2021

The Legacy of Racism

October 11
4:00 pm

This series features recent Pulitzer-Prize winning works that consider the American legacy of racism through four genres. Created as a part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” initiative, a special grant funded by the Mellon Foundation and administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils, which seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry. Read More »

The Legacy of Racism

October 11
7:00 pm

This series features recent Pulitzer-Prize winning works that consider the American legacy of racism through four genres. Created as a part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” initiative, a special grant funded by the Mellon Foundation and administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils, which seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry. Read More »

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