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Spring-Summer 2018 New York Humanities Reading and Discussion Grant Program at the Roxbury Library

April 18th, 2018 by admin | Filed under 1, News.

The Roxbury Library Association has received a Spring 2018 Adult Reading and Discussion Grant from New York Humanities. The R & D Program hosted by the Roxbury Library will offer adult participants the opportunity to explore the topic “Outsiders: In Exile at Home/At Home in Exile,” devised by Roxbury resident Scholar-Facilitator Barry Seiler, through a series of thematically linked nonfiction readings, including HILLBILLY ELEGY by J.D. Vance; MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward; LOST IN TRANSLATION by Eva Hoffman; THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Reyna Grande; ZAMI by Audre Lourde; and NOMADLAND by Jessica Bruder.

The Spring 2018 NYH R & D Grant Program at the Roxbury Library will offer six reading and discussion sessions, all on Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, on the following dates: June 16, 2018 (HILLBILLY ELEGY); June 23, 2018 (MEN WE REAPED); June 30, 2018 (LOST IN TRANSLATION); July 14, 2018 (THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US); July 28, 2018 (ZAMI); and August 4, 2018 (NOMADLAND). The RLA will provide copies of the Scholar-Facilitator’s NYH R & D book selections from the Four County Library System and from the Roxbury Library collection for R & D program participants’ use.

To register for the Spring 2018 NYH R & D Grant Program at the Roxbury Library, please contact Roxbury Library Director Dian Seiler or Roxbury Library Clerk Jennifer Fairbairn at (607)-326-7901.