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ohn G. Snowden Memorial Library of Lycoming College

and James V. Brown Library in Williamsport have

collaborated for a yearlong book discussion group. The

CollegeTown BookChat Society is being coordinated by two

Snowden Library staff members, Lisa (Larson) Barrett ’98 and

Wilma Reeder, and by Melissa Rowse, assistant director of Brown Library.

The CollegeTown BookChat Society is a joint effort to engage members of

the Lycoming College community and patrons of James V. Brown Library

in a yearlong exploration of books from different genres focused on a single

theme. This year, the group has chosen six books related to World War I in

honor of its centennial.

“The James V. Brown Library is so excited to focus on World War I this

year and to begin a new collaboration with the Snowden Library,” said Melissa Rowse. “We hope

to build social and civic literacy by connecting the community with conversations around books.”

Alison Gregory ’97, director of library services at Lycoming College, says that “the CollegeTown

BookChat is one initiative to encourage a culture of reading on campus” and she is hopeful that

college staff, faculty, and students will take advantage of the opportunity to read and discuss these

books with members of the local community. “The theme of World War I is timely and the books

that have been chosen will give participants multiple, diverse lenses through which to learn

about this era.”

Bookchat

Snowden Library and James V. Brown Library partner

for CollegeTown BookChat Society programs

By Dana Brigandi

Media Coordinator

James V. Brown Library

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“We hope to

build social and

civic literacy by

connecting the

community with

conversations

around books.”

For information on the CollegeTown BookChat Society

visit Facebook or Pinterest, or request information via

email to

Collegetownbookchatsociety@yahoo.com.

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