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Science Fiction Reading and Discussion at Pack Memorial Library

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Science Fiction Reading and Discussion at Pack Memorial Library

Time: October 3, 2013 at 6pm to December 17, 2013 at 8pm
Location: Pack Memorial Library
Street: 67 Haywood St
City/Town: Asheville
Website or Map: http://buncombecounty.org/lib…
Phone: 828-250-4717
Event Type: book, lecture, and, discussion
Organized By: REGINA ILLIG
Latest Activity: Oct 3, 2013

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Let’s Talk About It: Science Fiction Book Discussion Series

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Registration is now open for Pack Memorial Library’s "Let’s Talk About It" reading and discussion series called Imagining the Future: Scientific Revelations in Fiction. By studying five classic science fiction novels, readers will be able to explore differing attitudes toward science and reflect on predictions which have sometimes turned out to be strikingly accurate. Guest humanities professors from UNC-Asheville and Appalachian State will lead the discussions which begin Tuesday, October 22 at 6 p.m. and continue every other Tuesday evening through December 17.

For further information, please call 250-4717 or email: library@buncombecounty.org The books will be discussed from 6-8 pm on the following Tuesdays:

1. October 22:The World Set Free by H.G. Wells

Guest Speaker: Peg Downes, UNC-Asheville

2. November 5:Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Guest Speaker: Merritt Moseley, UNC-Asheville

3. November 19: I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

Guest Speaker: Anne Jansen, UNC-Asheville

4. Dec. 3:The Space Merchants by Pohl/Kornbluth

Guest Speaker: Leon Lewis, Appalachian State

5. Dec. 17:Greenhouse Summer by Norman Spinrad

Guest Speaker: Peg Downes, UNC-Asheville

This "Let’s Talk About It" Book Series is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council and the North Carolina Center for the Book, a program of the State Library of North Carolina.

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Comment by Regina Illig on October 3, 2013 at 4:27pm

PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION AND BOOK PICKUPS BEGIN OCTOBER 3,

BOOK DISCUSSION EVENTS DO NOT BEGIN UNTIL OCTOBER 22. 

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