The Friends of the James V. Brown Library will host a book review luncheon at noon Friday on the third floor of the Welch Family Wing of the library.
"As a Driven Leaf," by Milton Steinberg, will be reviewed at November's First Friday book review luncheon.
A biography, the book deals with the struggles of a young Jew torn between his Jewish heritage and the Hellenistic world into which he has been born in the first century.
The reviewer will be Dr. Pamela Gaber, professor of archaeology and religion at Lycoming College. Gaber, born and raised in the Chicago area, has a Ph.D. in ancient art and archaeology from Harvard University.
A renowned expert in sculpture typology and pottery chronology, Gaber is fluent in Hebrew. She has done excavation in Israel and Cyprus for many years. Each summer she directs the Lycoming College Expedition to Idation from her home in Alambra, Cyprus.
Book review luncheons are open to the public and are free of charge unless you choose to order the light lunch that is available. There is a fee for the lunch and can be reserved by calling the library Information Desk at 326-0536 no later than 3 p.m. Wednesday. Bag lunch or takeouts also are welcome. Those interested may attend the 12:30 p.m. talk without lunch.