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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 – Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening by Carol Wall

Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Juliana Makuchi Nfah-Abbenyi, assistant dean of diversity of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State, will lead a discussion of Carol Wall’s memoir: Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening:How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart.

“Grace and gardening go hand-in-glove in this fine book about what really matters in life: friendship, kindness and watching a garden grow.” — USA Today


Read Smart Book Discussion – Elephant Company by Vicki Croke

Thursday, August 27 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.