Not for Children Only, a popular book discussion series, is scheduled to begin at noon Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main St./Route 131. Participants will read and discuss a range of classic and contemporary children’s literature, considering its relevance to both adults and children.

This five-session program is offered by the Maine Humanities Council as part of its Let’s Talk About It series. Mary Alice Brennan, who has been a facilitator for the Council’s New Books, New Readers program for many years, will lead the discussions and will provide background information and historical context.

Books to be discussed at the first of the monthly meetings include “The Classic Fairy Tales” by Iona and Peter Opie, as well as “Tatterwood and Other Tales” by Ethel Phelps.  During the series, participants will be asked to read “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott, “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Graham, “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White, “Bridge to Terabithia” by Katherine Paterson, “Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry” by Mildred Taylor and “I Am the Cheese” by Robert Cormier.

Anyone who would like to expand his or her reading interests, meet new people and explore important cultural issues in encouraged to join the group (limited to 25) by calling library Director Yvonne Gloede at 372-8961 to reserve a seat. Books will be provided by the Maine State Library.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or