Let’s Talk About It is a library discussion series that brings scholars and community members together to explore how selected books illuminate a particular theme. The Havelock-Craven County Public Library and Lifetime Learning Center are partners in presenting this nine-week series. The Thursday night programs include an opportunity to read five books and interact with five visiting scholars to learn more about the authors and to discuss the themes of each book.
The five meeting dates for this year’s programs are all on Thursdays: February 8 & 22, March 8 & 22 and April 12. All sessions 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 for the program. The schedule for our speakers and the order in which we will read the books will be confirmed in January.
This year’s topic…
Law and Literature: The Eva R. Rubin Series
Blaise Pascal once wrote that “Justice is what is established.” In this series, writers who demonstrate the powerful interaction of law and human affairs invite readers to ponder the difference between what is established and what is just. This series is named for Eva Rubin, a leading scholar on public policy and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Billy Budd, Sailor, Herman Melville
The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson, Mark Twain
A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest J. Gaines
Snow Falling on Cedars, David Guterson
The Emperor of Ocean Park, Stephen L. Carter