The Naples 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 Opening Windows: Women’s Stories from Different Cultures, begins Wednesday June 29 at 1:30 p.m. at the Naples Public Library in Naples and continues for four sessions, through Aug. 10.

Books to be read and discussed in this series include: Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto, The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, Kehinde by Buchi Emecheta, and The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat. The discussions will be led by Judy Sullivan, a Naples resident and 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 Judy Sullivan, 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 693-6841 to register and stop in to pick up the first book of the series. The library is open Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This 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 207-773-5051.


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