The Topsham Public Library 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, Re-Imagining the American Family, begins 6pm, Thursday, November 1 at the Topsham Public Library in Topsham, and continues for 5 sessions, through March 14.
Books to be read and discussed in this series include: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance, Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast, What the Living Do by Marie Howe and Brothers and Keepers by John Edgar Wideman. A scholar provided by the Maine Humanities Council will facilitate the discussions. Rebecca Nisetich, PhD of USM will facilitate this group.
“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 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. Please call the library at (207) 725-1727 to register and come in to pick up the first book of the series.