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, for a new library-led discussion series intended to “foster respectful, open discussion that promotes civil discourse, civic engagement, and social justice.”

Our first discussion will cover:

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

From the title’s introduction: “The Civically Engaged Reader makes available a collection of readings that will stimulate a range of responses— evoking pleasure, challenging our opinions,  maybe even troubling our conscience. Readings are short and provocative, raising deep questions about civic activity. They have this potential not so much because of what they prescribe or proscribe but because of what they provoke. In a word, they provoke reflection.”

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library. Copies of the individual poems will be available at the May 8 discussion. 

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