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Not for Children Only:Children's Classics for Adults

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Not for Children Only:Children's Classics for Adults

Time: September 11, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: Pack Memorial Library
Street: 67 Haywood ST
City/Town: Asheville, NC
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Phone: 828-250-4717
Event Type: book, discussion, group
Organized By: Regina Illig
Latest Activity: Aug 25, 2014

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If you'd like to learn more about great children's literature, Pack Library is offering a free "Let's Talk About It" book discussion program, Not for Children Only: Children’s Classics for Adults. This six-part series runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every other Thursday beginning September 11. Participants will have the opportunity to read and discuss eight children's books, from traditional fairy tales to modern children’s novels. The history of children's literature will be shared by guest humanities scholar Joy Neaves, who will also guide the discussions. Neaves has more than 15 years of experience as an editor of children's picture books, poetry, middle grade fiction, and young adult fiction. She also teaches in UNC-Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program and has conducted workshops about writing for children through the Highlights Foundation and

This program is designed for adults, but interested teens and tweens are also welcome to participate. Adult readers will be able to revisit old favorites or discover them for the first time. Register to receive your free book loans at Pack Library's adult services desk, call 250-4717 or


This “Let’s Talk About It” project is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with the North Carolina Center for the Book, a program of the State Library of North Carolina. The book discussion schedule is listed below.

1. September 11 Classic Fairy Tales by Iona & Peter Opie

2. September 25 Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

3. October 9 The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

4. October 23 Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White & Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

5. November 6 Dragonwings by Laurence Yep & The Giver by Lois Lowry

6. November 20 Wonder by R.J. Palacio

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