The Albion 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 council’s Maine Center for the Book in cooperation with the Maine State Library, according to a news release from the library.

The series, “Going to Sea: A Variety of Voices,” begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the library, 18 Main St., and continues for four sessions through May 9.

Books to be read and discussed in this series include “The Seafarer,” “Youth,” “Captains Courageous,” “The Log of the Skipper’s Wife” and “The Old Man and the Sea.” A scholar provided by the humanities council will facilitate the discussions.

“Exploring ideas and issues through literature has a unique and fun way of creating community,” said Nicole Rancourt, director of Let’s Talk About It, according to the release. “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 Matthew Nye, 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. To register, call Roberta Morin at 437-2019, and pick up the first book of the series at the library.

Library hours are 2-8 p.m. Monday and Thursday and 9-11 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

This program is offered to Maine libraries through the humanities council in partnership with the Maine State Library.

For more information about the program and the work of the humanities council, visit mainehumanities.org or call 773-5051.


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