The Civically Engaged Reader Series

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

Event Details

Join us on the second Tuesday of each month, May through October, to ponder the meaning of civic activity in its most basic forms: associating, serving, giving, and leading. In The Civically Engaged Reader discussion series, we’ll read and reflect on short stories, poems, and essays by writers including Alexis de Tocqueville, Dave Eggers, Maya Angelou, Ursula K. LeGuin, and Martin Luther King Jr.


Our first discussion will cover:

  • "They’ll Say, She Must Be From Another Country" by Imtiaz Dharker and
  • "Mending Wall" by Robert Frost.

As this anthology notes, “Reading deepens reflection; reflection deepens action.” Whether you volunteer, serve on a committee or board, participate politically, or simply seek to improve our world by joining with others, come explore and find meaning in these efforts. Copies available through our catalog. Copies of the individual poems will be available at the May 8 discussion.


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Event Type(s): Authors & Books, Learn & Connect
Age Group(s): Adults
Adult & Teen Services