Archive for Wednesday, August 15, 2001

Basehor library offers book discussion

August 15, 2001

Basehor Community Library is offering a four-part book discussion series this fall on the theme "Generations." Members of the community are invited to attend the programs, which will be held at the library, 2812 N. 155th St.

The series is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council, a nonprofit cultural organization, as part of its Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) program. The Council's Resource Center is furnishing the books and discussion leaders for the Basehor TALK series.

The first meeting will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 5. Susan Rieke of Saint Mary College will lead a discussion of "Charms for the Easy Life," by Kay Gibbons. The family tie has perhaps been the strongest social force through the ages, and the relationship of one generation to another has produced as much comfort and as much pain as anything in the human experience. Participants in the "Generations" reading discussion series will explore how family history, traditions, and ways of life are transmitted from parents to children, bringing both continuity and change to our lives.

The series also looks at how our ethnic heritage shapes American family life and the way we see our relationship to past generations. In addition to the Gibbons book, feature titles include "The Color Purple," by Alice Walker (Sept. 26), "The Education of Little Tree," by Forrest Carter (Oct. 17), and "Song of Solomon," by Toni Morrison (Nov. 7).

For more information about the series and to check out books, contact Jenne Laytham, (913) 724-2828.

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