NEW DATE: The Art of Reading Book Club: "A Rift in the Earth: Art, Memory, and the Fight for the Vietnam War Memorial" by James Reston Jr.

A Rift in the Earth book cover

New Date: November 11, 2022 at 2 pm - Worcester County Library will present a special community book discussion, "The Art of Reading Book Club," at the Berlin Branch.  The discussion will focus on James Reston Jr.'s "A Rift in the Earth: Art, Memory, and the Fight for the Vietnam War Memorial."  The program will be facilitated by Poet Laureate Nancy Mitchell and is sponsored through a grant from the Worcester County Arts Council. Books are available at the Belin Branch circulation desk. 

This November marks the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam War memorial installation. This memorial was controversial at the time because of the choice of artist and the design, the first of its kind.  Today it represents one of the most powerful memorials in our history.

"Art reflects our culture and the library hopes to bring people together to discuss art and its impact on the public. If there is interest in this topic, the library would love to continue the series," says Adult Program Manager Elena Coelho.

To register, please click HERE.