The James V. Brown Library will present a free multi-part book discussion program hosted by Professor John Poritsky of Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Many of us are familiar with popular titles from childhood that had an impact on us then and continue to resonate with us as adults. Things first filtered through a child's eye can develop new meaning and import when examined from an adult perspective, offering fresh insights and a deeper understanding of the complexity of what could easily be dismissed as simplistic and juvenile. Why do these stories encountered in childhood stick with us as adults? What do they mean to us culturally and socially? What do they tell us about who we are?
The program will kickoff Sept. 24 with examinations of "Black Beauty" and "The Railway Children." The discussions continue on the fourth Monday of each month on Oct. 22 and Nov. 26.
The other titles include the original "Peter Pan" and "The Wind in the Willows." All books are provided free to participants.
All sessions start at 6 p.m. in the Lowry Room on the third floor of the Welch Children's Wing at the James V. Brown Library.
Registration is required and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited. The program is open to the public, and requires no special knowledge about literature.
To register, visit www.jvbrown.edu or call 326-0536. The deadline to register is Sept. 24.