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Byline: The Register-Guard

Jewish literature series planned at Knight Library

The University of Oregon Libraries will host a free five-part reading and discussion series beginning Tuesday called "Jewish Literature: Identity and Imagination."

The series will explore Jewish literature and culture through discussions led by scholars of contemporary and classic books.

A reception and kickoff event is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Browsing Room of the Knight Library, 1501 Kincaid Street. The event will feature refreshments, music by David Helfand and an introductory talk by Martha Ravits, a local expert on Jewish literature who is serving as facilitator for the book discussions.

Supporting materials for the reading and discussion sessions will be distributed at the reception.

The books chosen for reading and the dates of the discussion sessions are:

April 18, ``Lost in Translation'' by Eva Hoffman.

May 2, ``Mr. Sammler's Planet'' by Saul Bellow.

May 9, ``The Centaur in the Garden'' by Moacyr Scliar.

May 23, ``Out of Egypt'' by Andre Aciman.

June 6, ``Kaaterskill Falls'' by Allegra Goodman.

All discussion sessions begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Browsing Room.

Creswell library holds

sale next weekend

The Friends of the Creswell Library will hold its annual sale of used books and magazines from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. next Sunday, March 19, at the Creswell Community Center, 95 S. First St., Creswell. For information, call 895-3726.
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Date:Mar 12, 2006
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