Council Grove Public Library will offer a four-part book discussion series August through November entitled “On the Lighter Side.” Members of the community are invited to attend the free programs, which will take place at the Library on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm.
The series is sponsored by Humanities Kansas (HK), a nonprofit cultural organization, as part of its Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) program. HK is furnishing the books and discussion leaders for the Council Grove Public Library TALK series. For more information about HK, visit www.humanitieskansas.org.
The first meeting is scheduled for August 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Sister Rosemary Kolcih will lead a discussion of “Walking Across Egypt” by Clyde Edgerton. “Mattie Riggsbee tells everyone she is slowing down and can’t be responsible for the stray dog or the orphan that show up in her life. She’s busy with her church, planning her funeral, and wishing her two children would marry and give her grandchildren. The disapproval of family and neighbors provides tension, but also laughter”.
Sister Rosemary Kolich teaches English for the University of Saint Mary at both the main campus in Leavenworth and the Overland Park campus. Kolich joined the TALK program in 2008.
“On the Lighter Side” authors portray worlds populated with off-kilter, eccentric characters thinking and doing unusual things. They make their characters funny and even lovable. Seen through the lens of warm, appreciative humor, maddening things become funny and bearable. The strange becomes the charming; local quirkiness becomes universal humanity.
The series continues with “How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life” by Mameve Medwed on September 11, 2018; “Quite a Year for Plums” by Bailey White on October 9, 2018; and “Standing in the Rainbow” by Fannie Flagg on November 13, 2018.
To check out books and for more information about the reading series, contact Council Grove Public Library at 620-767-5716.