Utah Humanities Council is funding four book discussions at the Morgan County Library this fall. Modeled on a similar, but year long, book discussions in Brigham City, the Mountain Green Ward book club has applied for and received a grant from UHC to help fund this project.
Mark your calendars for the last Thursday in the month at 7 p.m. beginning with Aug. 30 and ending Nov. 29 at the Morgan County Library. Books will be available for check out from the library prior to the book discussions. Weber State University scholars will lead the discussions. Study guides will also be available.
The theme for the fall is So Many Books; So Little Time and the first book is entitled: So Many Books, So Little Time: A year of Passionate Reading. Other books in the fall line up are: The Scientist and the Madman: A tale of Murder, Insanity and the making of the Oxford English Dictionary, Used and Rare: Travels in the Book World, and last Old Books, Rare Friend: Two Literary Sleuths and their Shared Passion.
These are light but entertaining books on the joys of reading and also some interesting personalities. The event is free of charge and the books are furnished by UHC for Morgan county residents to check out from the library and returned the night of the discussions.
Fliers will be available at the library this summer and ads will be in The Morgan County News and posted at area stores as reminders. The book club hopes this will be an annual tradition at the Morgan County Library and everyone in the community who loves to read is invited. Good attendance is needed to ensure further grants.