AUGUSTA — Lithgow Public Library, 45 Winthrop St., has announced the schedule of events in its community-wide reading project, A Capital Read 2013. Activities will pertain to this year’s selected book, Amy Waldman’s debut novel, “The Submission.”

All events are free and open to the public. Scheduled events are:

* A dramatic reading of scenes from “The Submission” will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center at the University of Maine at Augusta. The performance will be directed by UMA theater professor David Greenham and features professional and nonprofessional actors.

* A discussion of the book facilitated by librarians from UMA’s Bennett D. Katz Library and Lithgow Public Library will be held at noon on Friday, April 12, at the Bennett D. Katz Library.

* A nonfiction book discussion of “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11” by Lawrence Wright will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in the Lithgow Public Library Reading Room.

* An evening of poetry and music in response to ideas and themes from the book will be performed at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in Lithgow Public Library’s Reading Room.

* A talk by author and human rights activist Reza Jalali — “Muslims in Maine” — will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center at UMA.

* Waldman will discuss her book at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the Reading Room of Lithgow Public Library.

* An Evening with Waldman will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at UMA’s Jewett Hall. A book signing will follow.

* A non-juried art exhibition, “Recovering, Remembering and Memorializing,” will be on display at Lithgow Public Library throughout the month.

“The Submission” explores the controversy and complex emotions that result when a design by a young Muslim American architect is anonymously selected for a Ground Zero memorial for the victims of Sept. 11. A Capital Read 2013 is presented by the Friends of Lithgow Library in partnership with the University of Maine at Augusta. For more information, call 626-2415 or visit

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