AUBURN — The Auburn 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, Exploring Human Boundaries: Literary Perspectives on Health Care Providers and Their Patients, begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 18, at the Auburn Public Library and continues for two additional monthly sessions, ending on July 20.

Books to be read and discussed in this series include:

• “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” by Anne Fadiman

• “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman


• “The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly” by Jean-Dominique Bauby

• “Wit” by Margaret Edson

A scholar provided by the Maine Humanities Council will facilitate the discussions.

“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 207-333-6640, ext. 4, to register and come in to pick up the first book of the series.

This program is offered to Maine libraries through the Maine Humanities Council in partnership with the Maine State Library.

The library is at 49 Spring St. in Auburn.

FMI:, 207-773-5051

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