Let's Talk About it

Let's Talk About It: Not for Children Only 

Let’s Talk About It

Let’s Talk About It is a book discussion series sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council,
the North Carolina Center for the Book, and the Iredell Friends of the Library.

Adults may appreciate the books of this series on many levels. The Classic Fairy Tales, Little Women, The Secret Garden, Charlotte’s Web, Bridge to Terabithia, Dragonwings, and The Giver offer adult readers the opportunity to revisit books they relished as children or rediscover classics they missed as youths. Adult readers may want to learn more about these books in order to share them with the children in their lives. Finally, these books provide adult readers opportunities to delve deep into the complexity and conflicts of being human.

All books are provided by the library. Register for the series at the Check Out desk at he Statesville Library,

For more information, contact Michele Coleman at 704-878-5423 or mcoleman@iredell.lib.nc.us.

Monday, January 8th, 6:00 p.m.
Session Scholar: Alice Osborn

The Classic Fairy TalesThe Classic Fairy Tales
by Iona Archibald Opie & Peter Opie
Presents the texts of 24 well-known fairy tales as they were first presented in English and summarizes the history of each tale, especially from the textual point of view.

Monday, January 22nd, 6:00 p.m.
Session Scholar: Dottie Burkhart

Little Women

Little Women
by Louisa May Alcott
Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England.

Monday, February 5th, 6:00 pm
Session Scholar: Lynn Salsi

The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Ten-year-old orphan Mary Lennox comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.

Monday, February 19th, 6:00 p.m.
Session Scholar: Joy Neaves

Charlotte’s WebCharlotte's Web
by E. B. White
Fern raises the little runt pig, Wilbur, only to have her father give him away.

Bridge to Terabithia

Bridge to Terabithia
by Katherine Paterson
Jess Aarons gains the strength to cope with unexpected tragedy by going to a secret kingdom in the woods invented by Leslie Burke, a newcomer to his rural Virginia community.

Monday, March 5th, 6:00 p.m.
Session Scholar: Julie Cartner

by Laurence Yep
In the early twentieth century a young Chinese boy joins his father in San Francisco and helps him realize his dream of making a flying machine

The Giver

The Giver
by Lois Lowry
At the age of twelve, Jonas, a young boy from a seemingly utopian, futuristic world, is singled out to receive special training from The Giver, who alone holds the memories of the true joys and pain of life

This project is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.Any views expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the North Carolina Humanities Council.

Funding also provided by the Iredell Friends of the Library.


NC Humanities Council