WATERFORD — The Waterford 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, “Modern Times in Maine and America, 1890-1930,” will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, with the showing and discussion of an introductory film. It will continue for four sessions, meeting on the first Saturday of each month. (Snow dates will be the following Saturday). No reading is required for the first meeting.

Books to be read and discussed in the series include: “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair, “Herland” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “Babbitt” by Sinclair Lewis and “As the World Turns” by Gladys Hasty Carroll.

The discussions will be facilitated by Candace Kanes, who has taught at the Maine College of Art and, also for a dozen years, worked as curator and historian for the Maine Memory Network at Maine Historical Society. She has also taught at Bates College, the University of Southern Maine and the University of New England. She is a former newspaper reporter and editor.

Kanes has a master’s degree in American and women’s studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a doctorate in American history from the University of New Hampshire.

Books for the program are available for loan at the library. Library hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to noon Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

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