LISBON FALLS – The Lisbon Falls Community 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. The program is provided by the Maine Humanities Council’s Maine Center for the Book in cooperation with the Maine State Library.

The series, “Where Am I? The Individual and the Community,” will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, in the library and continues for five sessions through May 5.

Books to be read and discussed in the series include: “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, “Empire Falls” by Richard Russo, “The Commitments” by Roddy Doyle, “The Shipping News” by E. Annie Proulx and “Climbing the God Tree” by Jaimee Wriston Colbert. The discussions will be facilitated by Jean Sanborn, a scholar provided by the Maine Humanities Council.

“Exploring ideas and issues through literature has always been exciting, and fun,” 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 Jean Sanborn 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 353-6564 to register and pick up the first book of the series. The library is open, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The program is offered to Maine libraries through the Maine Humanities Council by a grant from the Belvedere Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.

For more information about “Let’s Talk About It” and the work of the Maine Humanities Council see www.mainehumanities.org or call the office in Portland at 773-5051.


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