Tag: literature

August 30, 2019 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Dive into some of the best books of the past three centuries and discover a new favorite along the way. Each month we’ll meet to discuss classic novels across multiple literary traditions and genres. From well-worn masterpieces to under-considered hidden gems, we’ll explore what makes – and remakes – great fiction. Best for adults. Registration encouraged. Please visit our online calendar to register and for details about this month’s book, Henry James’ The Portrait of a Lady.

Event Type: 
Book Club
August 22, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Book art has a long and storied history, and can encompass a broad array of techniques and effects that render the material, written word into beautiful, one-of-a-kind art objects. Come learn about how to use books as artistic media, then heed your creative calling with books that have been weeded from our collection. 

Annihilation by Vandermeer

What can literature do to help solve the world's problems? This question surrounds a new genre of fiction that's been "heating up" the literary scene. Viewed by some as a subgenre of sci-fi and by others as a new genre in its own right, "cli-fi" is the term being used to describe the slate of recently emerged novels that highlight climate change.

Harriet Jacobs

I’ve shared before how I absolutely love books about books so it’s no surprise that I was delighted to comb through the list of books laid out in Susan Wise Bauer’s book, The Well Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had, with a few ladies wh