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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 – Serena by Ron Rash

Thursday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Marc Dudley, associate professor of English, will discuss Ron Rash’s bestselling novel Serena, which is set in Depression-era North Carolina.

Read Smart Book Discussion – Elephant Company by Vicki Croke

Thursday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Mike Loomis, Chief Veterinarian at the North Carolina Zoo and adjunct associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, will lead a discussion on Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II by Vicki Croke.

Read Smart Book Discussion – Factory Man: how one furniture maker battled offshoring, stayed local–and helped save an American town by Beth Macy

Thursday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m.

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.”