The Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club will discuss "The Heart of God" by Rabindranath Tagore Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 2:30 p.m. in the main room of the library, located in the Thomaston Academy building on Main Street/Route 1.

Awarded the Noble Prize for Literature in 1913, Tagore (1861-1941) is considered the most important poet of modern-day India. He also was also a distinguished author, educator, social reformer and philosopher. Today, Tagore, along with Mahatma Gandhi, are prized as the foremost intellectual and spiritual advocates of India's liberation from imperial rule.

This inspiring collection of Tagore's poetry represents his "simple prayers of common life." Each of the 77 prayers is an eloquent affirmation of the divine in the face of both joy and sorrow. Like the Psalms of David, they transcend time and speak directly to the human heart.

On the third Tuesday of every month, the Intergenerational Book Club, a group of men and women of all ages, comes together at the library to share opinions and ideas about the book selection. Extra copies of the books are purchased by the Friends of the Thomaston Public Library from the Annual Appeal funds; and copies are also available on the library's circulating e-readers.

All are welcome, as are donations. Those who live in Thomaston and would like to attend but need a ride should call the library at 354-2453 a week before the discussion.

In November, the club will discuss “Visitors” by Anita Brookner on the 15th. The library always has extra copies, and the book is available on its Kindles.

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