Jewish Literature Reading and Discussion Series

January 11 2006

Indiana State University Library will host a free five-part reading and discussion series called "Let's Talk About It: Jewish Literature - Identity and Imagination." The series explores Jewish literature and culture through scholar-led discussions of contemporary and classic books on a common theme. The library's series will explore the theme of Your Heart's Desire: Sex and Love in Jewish Literature. The library is one of 200 libraries nationwide receiving grants to host the series developed by Nextbook and the American Library Association (ALA). Local support for the series is provided by Vigo County Public Library and C.A.N.D.L.E.S. Holocaust Museum.

The first program will explore Portnoy's Complaint by Phillip Roth and will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. All programs will be held at Indiana State University Library, 650 Sycamore Street, Terre Haute, IN. For more details about contact Juliet Kerico, e-mail or phone 812-237-2629.

"We are delighted to have been chosen to host this unique series that will allow patrons a chance to discuss themes in Jewish literature with fellow community members and with the help of a well-qualified scholar," said Indiana State University Library, Dean Myrna McCallister.

Additional books will be discussed once per every two weeks in the library's browsing area on the main floor. These books are "The Little Disturbances of Man", Feb. 21; "A Simple Story", Mar. 7; "The Lover", Mar. 21; and "The Mind-Body Problem", Apr. 4. Dr. Jeremy Shere, noted Jewish Studies scholar from Indiana University will lead a discussion of the book at each session. The discussions will all start at 7:00p.m.

Indiana State University Library is pleased to present another series to help benefit our community. ISU Library hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-12:00 a.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Web address:

Contact: Carol Jinbo, Public Relations, Cunningham Memorial Library, (812) 237-2574 or

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