Bethlehem, NC – “Picturing America: Places in the Heart” is the theme for the next “Let’s Talk About It” book discussion series being hosted by the Alexander County Library, Bethlehem Branch. The series will be held at the Bethlehem Branch located at 45 Rink Dam Road. The dates are January 10, 24, February 7, 21, and March 7, 2017. All sessions are 7:00 -8:30 p.m., with a new scholar leading the discussion each week.

Specific titles for discussion are “Empire Falls” by Richard Russo; “A River Runs Through It” by Norman Maclean, “Brothers and Keepers” by John Edgar Wideman, “Plainsong” by Kent Haruf and “Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson.

“Let’s Talk About It” is a library discussion series that brings together scholars and community members to explore books from a selected theme. Registration is required and is in process at the Bethlehem Branch, 12:00 – 7:00 p.m. and will continue until the enrollment limit of 30 is reached. There is no charge and all books are furnished.

This project is made possible by a grant from 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 further information about “Let’s Talk About It,” contact the Bethlehem Branch at 828-495-8753.

Pictured: Roxanne Newton, Ph.D., Director of the Humanities and Fine Arts Division at Mitchell Community College, Statesville is a frequent scholar with the “Let’s Talk About It” series, now in its fifth year at the Alexander County Library, Bethlehem Branch. All sessions feature a different scholar leading discussions and providing insight about the books and authors in the series.