‘Let’s Talk About It’ at the Auburn library


AUBURN — The Auburn Public Library has been selected by the Maine Humanities Council to offer “Let’s Talk About It,” a free reading and book discussion group.

The program is provided by the Maine Humanities Council’s Maine Center for the Book in cooperation with the Maine State Library.

The series, “Telling the Truth: The Subject of Autobiography,” will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the library and continues for three more sessions, through May 8.

Books to be read and discussed in this series include “Memories of a Catholic Girlhood” by Mary McCarthy, “The Woman Warrior” by Maxine Hong Kingston, “Landscape for a Good Woman: A Story of Two Lives” by Carolyn Kay Steedman, and “In My Mother’s House” by Kim Cherin. The discussions will be facilitated by a scholar provided by the Maine Humanities Council.

“Exploring ideas, and issues through literature has always been fun and exciting,” said Lizz Sinclair, 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 like Maryanne Ward, 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. Call the library at 333-6640, ext. 2025, to register. The program is offered to Maine libraries through the Maine Humanities Council by a grant from the Belvedere Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.