2012-01-20 / Letters

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To the editor:

We extend our wholehearted support for the Brunswick-Bowdoin Community Read, and we urge you to participate.

The Community Read offers an opportunity for members of the Brunswick and Bowdoin College communities to engage in a conversation about issues that are important to us all.

A planning committee with representatives from the college and the Brunswick communities has selected “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America,” by Barbara Ehrenreich, for this project.

Community members are invited to participate in one of several moderated discussion groups organized to bring together readers from both communities to discuss the issues raised in Ehrenreich’s book and to encourage continued dialog.

The discussion groups, scheduled to begin on Jan. 27, will be held on the Bowdoin College campus, at Curtis Memorial Library and at several businesses in downtown Brunswick.

Local and Bowdoin College community members are invited to attend a special Common Hour presentation by Ms. Ehrenreich from 12:30 p. m. to 1: 30 p. m. Jan. 27 at Pickard Theater in Memorial Hall on the Bowdoin College campus. Sponsored by the College, this event is open to the public free of charge, but space is limited and tickets are required.

Please visit the Community Read website at http://library.bowdoin.edu/co mmunityread/ for a list of discussion group dates and locations and instructions for signing up for a session, information on obtaining tickets to attend the author’s presentation, a list of additional readings and resources, and information about Ms. Ehrenreich and the issues she raises in her book.

We hope you will join us in strengthening the solid and enduring relationship between Bowdoin College and the town of Brunswick through your participation in the Community Read.

Gary Brown
Brunswick town manager,
Elizabeth Doucett
Director, Curtis Memorial Library,
Barry Mills
President, Bowdoin College

letters@timsrecord.com

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