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Let’s Talk About It. A Book Reading and Discussion Series: Billy Budd, Sailor, Herman Melville

February 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The “Let’s Talk About It” book reading and discussion series continues with Herman Melville’s “Billy Budd, Sailor.”

This library discussion series brings scholars and community members together to explore how selected books illuminate a particular theme. The 2018 theme of Law and Literature invites readers to ponder the difference between what is established and what is just by examining a selection of writers who demonstrate the powerful interaction of law and human affairs.
The Havelock-Craven County Public Library and Lifetime Learning Center are partners in presenting the Thursday night programs, during which we’ll read five books and interact with five visiting scholars over 10 weeks, to learn more about the authors and discuss each book.

  • Feb. 8 – A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest J. Gaines
  • Feb. 22 – Billy Budd, Sailor, Herman Melville
  • Mar. 8 – Snow Falling on Cedars, David Guterson
  • Mar. 22 – The Emperor of Ocean Park, Stephen L. Carter
  • Apr. 12 – The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson, Mark Twain

The five meeting dates for this year’s programs are all on Thursdays and take place at the Havelock-Craven County Public Library from 6 to 8 p.m. The program is free and books are provided on loan. Please call the library at (252) 447-7509 to register.

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February 22, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Havelock Library