Come to a book discussion…

Book Group…even if you’ve never come to one before, and even if you didn’t finish the book.

Book discussions are great ways to meet and connect with neighbors, share our points of view and hear others’, and explore ideas deep and wide in a safe, civil space.

See our schedule for times and places, there should be one near you! All are welcome at any of these discussions.

If you’re hosting your own book discussion, or even if you’re reading the book on your own, take a look at our discussion guide for The Finest Hours, created by our project humanist Margherita Desy.

Composing a Further Life

NPR’s “On Being” show featured an interview with Mary Catherine Bateson last weekend. (Click here for link to listen.)

Mary Catherine Bateson will speak as part of this year’s 1 Book 1 Valley at Salyards Center for the Arts in Conway on November 5, at 7 pm.

Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth will host a discussion of Bateson’s book Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active Wisdom on Wednesday, October 28 at noon.

Book discussions begin this week

book discussion Effingham Public Library, October 2005The first of 15 opportunities to meet with neighbors and fellow readers to discuss Lily King’s Euphoria takes place this week. On Thursday, October 1 at 10:30 am, the North Conway Public Library will welcome anyone interested in discussing this year’s 1 Book 1 Valley book.

If you haven’t yet had a chance to pick up a copy of the book at your library or at White Birch Books, there’s still plenty of time. Please join us!