Kansas Humanities Talk About Literature In Kansas
What is it? A program for every Kansan who loves to read and discuss good books.
When is it? The last Monday evening of the month; typically, at 7:30 p.m. ( A specific schedule can be picked up at the front desk.)
Where is it? At the Grant County Library in the Cooper Clark Meeting Room.
So it’s a book discussion group?….. Yes! All adults in the community are invited to attend. A scholar will lead each discussion, give insight to the author and plot of the story, and encourage lively discussion!
If you enjoy books that are… interesting…entertaining..enlightening…AND the energy a great book discussion creates…. Check out what the current series is now! Books are available at the front desk!
This program is free for adults! Bring a friend! Refreshments served!
Current Series: Growing Up:
“Rites of passage” is the term for rituals used by different cultures to mark the entrance of an individual into adulthood and full membership of the community. Western societies have not routinely marked the passage to adulthood with such dramatic and ritualized events as those chronicled by anthropologists like Margaret Mead and Victor Turner, but our won culture’s ceremonial markers, driver’s licenses, draft cards, restrictions on drinking age, voting rights’ have their own unique mix of drama and t ritual. The transition to adulthood is a deeply fraught passage, involving coming to terms with sexuality, choosing a career path, and generally making one’s way in an adult world.
If coming of age is broadly universal, it is also always deeply particular and personal. Place , time, and condition always infuse the ways in which individual people come to adulthood, and the genre, reflects this. Coming of age in Afghanistan in the 1970s is a different experience from coming of age in the American South in the 1950s. coming of age as a woman is different than coming of age as a man. Disabilities, like autism, change the experience as well. The books in this series reflect this range of experience.