Keith Walters to moderate Book Discussion at Monroe Library

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:15

    MONROE-Did you ever wish you had the time to read some of the really great books? The books you've been meaning to read for years, books that every sophisticated adult should know? Here's your chance. The Monroe Free Library presents "20th Century American Classics,", book discussions of some of this nation's finest works. In addition to having the chance to experience some of the best American authors, you can enjoy a spirited conversation with fellow readers, led by Keith Walters, a scholar and professor at Lehman College and Rockland Community College. The first scholar led book discussion happens on Monday, Sept. 20, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mark Twain's Roughing It, a rollicking tale of the American West by one of the all-time funniest writers, begins the series. Laugh at and thrill to Twain's experiences with prospectors, stagecoaches, Native Americans, and other interesting characters. Future titles in the series of Scholar Led Book Discussions are: Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck on Oct. 25, The Awakening by Kate Chopin on Dec. 6, My Antonia by Willa Cather on March 21, and House of Mirth by Edith Wharton on May 2. All book discussions take place on Monday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Monroe Free Library at 44 Millpond Parkway in Monroe. Copies of each book will be available at the library in plenty of time to read before the discussion. "We've had some really exciting and fun dialogs at past book discussions," said Marilyn McIntosh, director of the Monroe Free Library. "People who've never taken part in a book discussion before find th