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Library Book Club 2013-2014 schedule

The Library Book Club is ready to begin its seventh year of book talks and discussions, featuring works chosen to give pleasure, and just perhaps, an increase in perspective and sensibility. As always, we have selected a diverse reading list of classics and contemporary works.

Special visit by President Campo

On Friday, October 11 at 12:00, President Campo will lead a discussion about Shakespeare’s early but influential play, The Comedy of Errors. This event has been timed to coincide with opening night of Regent Theatre’s production of the play.

Distance students and faculty welcome

After receiving numerous requests from distance students and faculty for a way to join in Book Club discussions, this year we will try video conferencing our meetings via Google+ Hangouts. More information about this experiment will be posted in this space and on the Library Facebook page soon.

Make a commitment to yourself this year to read literature.

The responsibilities of academic life (for students, faculty, and staff) often mean that reading for enrichment and enjoyment gets pushed to the wayside. The mission of the Library Book Club is to encourage the reading of great literature by bringing members of the Regent and CBN communities together to enjoy the unique (and often self-revealing) pleasure of exploring books together.

Dates & Times

Except for special events, the Book Club meets one Friday each month at noon in the Library Conference Room, located inside Library Administration. Check the events tab of our Facebook page for confirmed dates and times. Tea and refreshments are served, and participants are welcome to bring a lunch. For more information about the Book Club, or to receive reminders of upcoming events, contact Harold Henkel at 757-352-4198 or harohen@regent.edu.

Library Book Club Schedule 2013 – 2014

Month

Author

Title

Date & Time

September

Khaled Hosseini

And the Mountains Echoed

September 27 at 12:00

October

William Shakespeare

The Comedy of Errors

Cancelled

November

Bram Stoker

Dracula

November 8 at 12:00

December

George Eliot

Silas Marner

December 13 at 12:00

January

Jhumpa Lahiri

The Namesake

TBD

February

Zora Neale Hurston

Their Eyes Were Watching God

TBD

March

Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities

TBD

April

Luis Alberto Urrea

Into the Beautiful North

TBD

President Campo’s lecture on “The Tempest” rescheduled for November 2nd

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article appeared in this space on October 4, 2012.

Me, poor man, my library
Was dukedom large enough.

—Prospero, The Tempest (I.ii.109-110)

On Wednesday, November 2nd, the Library will host a must-attend literary event: President Campo will lecture and lead a discussion on Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest. This lecture will be Dr. Campos’s third Shakespeare event at the Library: In February 2010, Dr. Campo gave a Valentine’s Day lecture on Romeo and Juliet, which he reprised in slightly different form at our 2011 Regent Reads festival of children’s literature (see photo).

President Campo holds a Ph.D. in English with an emphasis in drama and taught English and theatre for many years. As a man of the theatre, one of the strengths he brings to Shakespeare is approaching the plays not only as literature, but as dramatic works written for the stage and for an audience. Dr. Campo and the Library are offering this lecture in conjunction with Regent Theatre’s production of The Tempest.

Like the Bible, Shakespeare ought to be read and re-read over a lifetime. This lecture offers the Regent community a unique opportunity to enjoy Dr. Campo’s dual perspective (and humor) on Shakespeare’s valedictory work for the stage.

The event will take place in the Library gallery area (first floor, near the windows in the back) and will begin at 12:00 with light refreshments. The lecture & discussion will be filmed and a link to the video will be placed on the Library website within a few days. For more information about this or other Library Book Club events, contact Harold Henkel at harohen@regent.edu.

President Campo to lecture on The Tempest on October 10th

Me, poor man, my library
Was dukedom large enough.

—Prospero, The Tempest (I.ii.109-110)

On Wednesday, October 10th, the Library will host a must-attend literary event: President Campo will lecture and lead a discussion on Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest. This lecture will be Dr. Campos’s third Shakespeare event at the Library: In February 2010, Dr. Campo gave a Valentine’s Day lecture on Romeo and Juliet, which he reprised in slightly different form at our 2011 Regent Reads festival of children’s literature (see photo).

President Campo holds a Ph.D. in English with an emphasis in drama and taught English and theatre for many years. As a man of the theatre, one of the strengths he brings to Shakespeare is approaching the plays not only as literature, but as dramatic works written for the stage and for an audience. Dr. Campo and the Library are offering this lecture as an introduction to the October 12th premiere of Regent Theatre’s production of The Tempest.

Like the Bible, Shakespeare ought to be read and re-read over a lifetime. This lecture offers the Regent community a unique opportunity to enjoy Dr. Campo’s dual perspective (and humor) on Shakespeare’s valedictory work for the stage.

The event will begin at 1:00 (immediately following University Chapel) with light refreshments. The lecture & discussion will be filmed and a link to the video will be placed on the Library website within a few days.

Regent Reads—summer children’s literature series at the University Library

Written by Sara Baron, Dean of the University Library

This summer the Regent University Library will be hosting our second annual summer literature program for children ages six to eleven. Regent Reads 2012 will feature award- winning books about everyday heroes from around the world. Join us in July and August for engaging sessions with University leaders, faculty and Library staff reading books about everyday heroes from Judaism, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Lively discussion, creative activities, healthy snacks, and a book drawing will round out each program. All books selected have received national recognition for well-crafted writing andor beautiful artwork. We look forward to sharing these stories with children and their families and friends who join them.

Sessions are on July 12th, 19th, 26th, and August 2nd from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the Library Gallery. All Regent Reads events are free, and no advanced registration is required. For a complete schedule of events, including times and book selections, see the Regent Reads webpage.