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Nov 18 2014

Don’t Just Read . . .

Looking for an opportunity to discuss the latest popular books with some of the smartest people around (your friends and North Carolina State University’s most engaged scholars)?

NCSU Libraries and Wake County Public Libraries teamed up to make that easy with READ SMART, a series of informal discussions moderated by members of NC State’s faculty.

READ SMART is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Friends of the Library of North Carolina State University. All discussions are held at the Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27605. For more information, please call 919-513-3481.

Upcoming programs:

Read Smart Book Discussion – Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou

Thursday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m.

Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh

Dr. Dorianne Laux, poet and professor of English at NC State, will moderate a discussion of Maya Angelou’s Mom & Me & Mom. In this New York Times bestselling memoir, Angelou portrays the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter, a larger-than-life force in her Angelou’s life.

Read Smart Book Discussion – Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant by Roz Chast

Thursday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m.

Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh

Dr. Karen Bullock, associate professor and head of the Department of Social Work at NC State will discuss Chast’s illustrated chronicle of coping with her aging parents. Chast, a cartoonist for The New Yorker, is a finalist for the the National Book Award.

Read Smart Book Discussion – Factory Man: how one furniture maker battled offshoring, stayed local–and helped save an American town by Beth Macy Thursday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh

Steven Walker, assistant director of NC State’s Furniture Manufacturing and Management Center will lead a discussion of Factory Man by Beth Macy. The New York Times says, “Macy’s passion and enthusiasm are palpable on every page.”