January 25, 2011 at 6:00 PM
Any idea that touches on social beliefs, family life and personal relationships is likely to evoke controversy. The Bangor Public Library hosts Margery Irvine as she presents “Fifty Years of Controversy”, discussing the issues and ideas in and around the teaching of Harper Lee’s seminal work. Since its publication in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird has been challenged, and sometimes banned, in schools across the country for its language and subject matter.
Ms. Irvine will share her views on the issues surrounding this year’s choice for Bangor Reads. Margery Irvine teaches English at the University of Maine and has facilitated book groups for the Maine Humanities Council for many years. Voted the best book by Bangor Public Library patrons in the spring of 1999, this year’s Bangor Reads will culminate in a March production of the work at Penobscot Theatre and a showing of the movie by River City Cinema.More programs and discussions will be held in January, February and March will be announced soon.
All events at the Library are free and everyone is invited to participate.