The Cushing Public Library is pleased to present a lively five-book program of reading and discussion, “What If We Were All Equal?” beginning on Thursday, February 24th, at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. The Maine Humanities Council has organized the program and is providing free copies of the books, which participants will be able to keep when the program concludes. Books are now available for pick-up at the Library before the first session.
The program is free and open to the public but limited to the first 20 registrants.
The Council has selected compelling and diverse readings that invite reflections on ideas and actions that really matter:
* The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
* The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu
* They Called Us Enemy by George Takei
* Living Nations Living Words An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry by Joy Harjo, Carla D Hayden, The Library of Congress
* The First Blade of Sweetgrass by Gabriel Frey and Suzanne Greenlaw
The discussion leader is Cushing resident, distinguished poet and teacher, Ellen Goldsmith. The meetings will continue on the fourth Thursday in March, April, May and June.
To register, call Wendy Roberts at 207-691-0833 or email [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> .
Wendy Van Duzer Roberts
63 Raccoon Road
Cushing, ME 04563
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“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing” (Edmund Burke)