The South Thomaston Public Library has been selected by the Maine Humanities Council to offer Let’s Talk About It, a free reading and discussion group with copies of books available through the library. This program is provided by the Maine Humanities Council’s Harriet P. Henry Center for the Book in cooperation with the Maine State Library.

The series, titled Opening Windows: Women’s Stories from Different Cultures, will begin Wednesday, Sept. 21 at noon at the library continue on the third Wednesday of each month for five sessions, through Feb. 15; the December date will be a holiday for the group.

Books to be read and discussed in this series include: Sept. 15, “Kitchen” by Banana Yoshimoto; Oct. 19, “The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy; Nov. 16, “Nervous Conditions” by Tsitsi Dangarembga; Jan. 18, “Kehinde” by Buchi Emecheta; and Feb. 15, “The Farming of Bones” by Edwidge Danticat.

“Exploring ideas and issues through literature has always been exciting, and fun,” said Lizz Sinclair, director of Let’s Talk About It. “We find that there is great interest among adults in getting together to discuss what they’ve read with others.”

Books for the program are available for loan at the library. Call the library at 596-0022 to register and come in to pick up the first book of the series. The library, located on Dublin Road, is open Mondays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays from 2 to 7 p.m.; and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If those hours are not convenient, contact the library director Tina Branco at 593-9312.

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