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The Ruth and Robert Abel Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group
Discussions led by Dr. Karen Weekes
May 8 - Maus by Art Spiegelman
Books available for purchase soon in the Library Office, Abington Free Library or click here to borrow from the Library System.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler’s Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to terms with his father’s story. Maus approaches the unspeakable through the diminutive. Its form, the cartoon (the Nazis are cats, the Jews mice), shocks us out of any lingering sense of familiarity and succeeds in “drawing us closer to the bleak heart of the Holocaust” (The New York Times).
Maus is a haunting tale within a tale. Vladek's harrowing story of survival is woven into the author's account of his tortured relationship with his aging father. Against the backdrop of guilt brought by survival, they stage a normal life of small arguments and unhappy visits. This astonishing retelling of our century's grisliest news is a story of survival, not only of Vladek but of the children who survive even the survivors. Maus studies the bloody pawprints of history and tracks its meaning for all of us. - (Blackwell North Amer)
Dr. Karen Weekes is an Associate Professor of English at Penn State University, Abington College. Her teaching and research interests include contemporary American and world literature, women’s writing, and graphic memoir and other non-traditional modes of autobiography. She is the founder of the Society for Contemporary Literature and has enjoyed leading or participating in book groups for many years.
Register for these FREE programs in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Where||Abington Free Library 1030 Old York Rd, Abington, PA 19001|
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|Time||7:00 pm–8:00 pm|
|Who to bring||College Students, Moms, Dads, Singles, Teens, Seniors|
|Phone||215-885-5180, ext. 15|
More About Abington Free Library
The Abington Free Library is the largest library and the most visited library in the Montgomery County Library and Information Network Consortium (MCLINC), which comprises more than 30 libraries. It employs 65 people and has more than 100 volunteers. The library has an extensive children's book collection on the lower level, as well as more than a dozen computers and a room for lectures and presentations.
Other events here
- WWII Lecture Series March 19, 2013 / April 16, 2013 / May 21, 2013 / June 18, 2013 / July 16, 2013 / August 20, 2013, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
- BookCellar at Abington Free Library Weekly on Wednesdays, 12:00 pm–8:30 pm
- Wired Wednesdays - Evenings May 22, 2013 / June 26, 2013 / July 24, 2013 / August 28, 2013 / September 25, 2013 / October 23, 2013 / November 27, 2013, 5:30 pm–6:30 pm
- DROP-IN STORY TIMES Weekly on Thursdays, 11:00 am–11:30 am
- BookCellar at Abington Free Library Weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 12:00 pm–4:30 pm
- BookCellar at Abington Free Library Weekly on Saturdays, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
- A Year of Austen in Books and Films May 30, 2013 / July 25, 2013 / September 12, 2013 / November 14, 2013 / February 13, 2014 / April 17, 2014, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
- Teen Book Club - The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson Mon, Jun 3, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
- Wired Wednesdays May 1, 2013 / May 8, 2013 / May 15, 2013 / June 5, 2013 / June 12, 2013 / June 19, 2013 / July 3, 2013 / July 10, 2013 / July 17, 2013 / August 7, 2013 / August 14, 2013 / August 21, 2013 / September 4, 2013 / September 11, 2013 / September 18, 2013 / October 2, 2013 / October 9, 2013 / October 16, 2013 / November 6, 2013 / November 13, 2013 / November 20, 2013 / December 4, 2013 / December 11, 2013 / December 18, 2013, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
- Daytime Book Discussion Group May 2, 2013 / June 6, 2013 / July 4, 2013 / August 1, 2013 / September 5, 2013 / October 3, 2013 / November 7, 2013 / December 5, 2013 / January 2, 2014 / February 6, 2014, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm