Hickory – There are a couple more opportunities to participate in a great book discussion series at Hickory Public Library! The remaining sessions for the “Let’s Talk About It” book discussion program at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library are on the Tuesdays of February 25th and March 10th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The theme of the program is “Altered Landscapes: North Carolina’s Changing World.” These works from the new millennium differ from those before in that they begin more starkly with recognition of the inevitability of violence and loss. Darkness fills the margins. Yet as grim as life can sometimes be, hope exists where it always has, in human hearts, in strong memories, in a commitment to reach across the divide to hold another’s hand.

The book to be discussed on February 25th, Blood Done Sign My Name by Timothy Tyson is available to borrow upon registration at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library’s Reference Desk. Subsequent materials will be handed out at each session as the materials for the current session are collected. The book to be discussed on March 10th is Plant Life by Pamela Duncan.

The “Let’s Talk About It” programs are made possible through the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. “Let’s Talk About It” is a joint project of the North Carolina Humanities Council and the North Carolina Center for the Book, a program of the State Library of North Carolina/Department of Cultural Resources and an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

For more information, call 828-304-0500. Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located at 375 3rd Street NE on the SALT Block. All library programs are free and open to the public.