New Bern-Craven County
Public Library

a member of the Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library System

"Let's Talk About It..."

Exploring the American West...
Whose West?

The American West offers not one story, but many. Together as we read these books, we will examine some of those stories--violent or nostalgic, tragic or heroic. This series will offer us a way of exploring a more honest creation myth, a story truly shared.

All programs are Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Hayden H. Jones Auditorium.

  • August 25--The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West by Patricial Nelson Limerick. Speaker: Willie Nelms, Sheppard Memorial Library, retired.
  • September 15--Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegnar. Speaker: Tom Douglass, East Carolina University.
  • October 6--Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie. Speaker: Tess Ocana, teacher, artist and concert and events producer.
  • October 27--Last Refuge: The Environmental Showdown in the American West by Jim Robbins. Speaker: Louise Tayor, Meredith College, retired.
  • November 17--On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family by Lisa See. Speaker: Jose Ignacio Ocana, Campbell Univeristy RTP.

To register call 638-7800.

This project is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide non-profit and  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, and is sponsored by the Friends of the New Bern-Craven County Public Library.