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Faculty moderate Read Smart book discussions

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We love books around this college. We love reading them, talking about them, thinking about them. So it makes sense that faculty from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are moderating four out of the five book discussions in the “Read Smart” program organized by NCSU Libraries and Wake County Public Libraries this semester and sponsored by Friends of the Library of North Carolina State University.

“We are proud and delighted to contribute in this way to the intellectual life of the community beyond our campus,” says CHASS Dean Jeff Braden.

Read Smart is free and open to the public.  All discussions are held at the Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27605. For more information, please call 919-513-3481.

The first evening in the series has already taken place, but mark your calendar for the others. These are books — and discussions — too good to miss.

Thursday, August 23 at 7:00 pm
Home by Toni Morrison
moderated by Dr. Sheila Smith McKoy, director of NC State’s African American Cultural Center and Africana Studies Program and associate professor of English at NC State



Thursday, September 20 at 7:00 p.m.
In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
moderated by Dr. Noah Strote, assistant professor of European History at NC State




Thursday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer
moderated by Marshall Brain, founder of the award winning web site and lecturer at NC State




Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m.
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
moderated by Dr. Jim Clark, professor emeritus of English at NC State




Thursday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m.
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
co-moderated by Dr. Daniel Grühn, assistant professor of lifespan developmental psychology, and Dr. Douglas Gillan, head of the Department of Psychology at NC State