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
Friends of the Library Christmas Raffle….A Crabpot Christmas Tree, Wreath, homemade ornament and Night Before Christmas book….tickets are 1 for $1, 3 for $2 or 10 for $5. The drawing will take place Nov. 30th.
This was sent to me by Luann Rottmann:
You may be struggling through the current book, My Grandmother Told Me to Tell You ….., as I am. On the other hand, you may love it! At any rate our group will gather on Wed. Nov.29th at 10 am to discuss the book. We do have A Man Called Ove on reserve and I am hoping the collection can be sent down for sign out even though we are not meeting in December. We have waited for this title and I hope you will enjoy it in December.
A long-lost book reappears, mysteriously connecting an old man searching for his son and a girl seeking a cure for her widowed mother’s loneliness.
Leo Gursky taps his radiator each evening to let his upstairs neighbor know he’s still alive. But it wasn’t always like this: in the Polish village of his youth, he fell in love and wrote a book…Sixty years later and half a world away, fourteen-year-old Alma, who was named after a character in that book, undertakes an adventure to find her namesake and save her family. With virtuosic skill and soaring imaginative power, Nicole Krauss gradually draws these stories together toward a climax of “extraordinary depth and beauty” (Newsday).
We are not able to get A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman for our next title so we are reading My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by the same author. There may be a couple of books left at the library for sign out. We will meet Nov. 29th at 10 am. The discussion will be led by Claire. If you have read A Man Called Ove this could be part of the discussion. A Man Called Ove will be remade in the U.S. and Tom Hanks will be Ove. This book is very popular right now. There may be individual titles available via inter library loan.
Here are some suggestions for books from our members:
A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman ( author of Zookeeper’s Wife)—suggested by Bill
Origin by Dan Brown—suggested by Claire
The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood—suggested by Luann
Also recommended by Bill was a new movie Same Kind of Different as Me based on the true book by Ron Hall and others entitled Same Kind of Different as Me: A Modern Day Slave,an Interenational Art Dealer and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together.
We always have wonderful discussions with our group and welcome anyone to join. We are very informal. Hope to see you on Wednesday, November 29th at 10:00 am at the library.
Over 2,000 Newly Donated Books
Friday, October 13 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, October 14 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Special Preview for
Friends of the Library Members:
Thursday, October 12 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sponored by Friends of the Havelock Library
301 Cnningham Blvd.
Havelock, NC 28532
Please let Luann Rottmann know if you no longer wish to be included in our reading group.
And as always, KEEP READING!
The Friends of the New Bern -Craven County Public Library are having a Book Sale Sept. 22-24 at the Sudan Shrine Center on Broad and East Front Streets in New Bern. The sale will be open 9-5 pm Friday and Sat. and Sun. 12-4.
2. There is an Authors Fair sponsored by Carteret Community College Foundation on Saturday, Sept. 23. at the Carteret Community College. Check out the website for more information. There will be free storytelling and book readings.
3. The New Bern Library offers free classes such as iPad basics, Windows 10, Kindle Fire Basics. To see a calendar of classes go to the New Bern Library website and look under calendar. Call 252-638-7800 to sign up or for more information.
4. The library’s subscription to eBooks and eAudio titles has moved to Overdrive. There is an app for your phone or tablet and this makes these resources much easier to access. Look for the Libby app in your app store. If you have books requested in the OneClick System you will have to request again in Overdrive. Everyone please get your Libby app.