Book Talk Series for Kids and Parents at the Community Library

In a unique collaboration, the New York Council for the Humanities has joined forces with the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library to offer Together—Book Talk for Kids and Parents, a weekly family reading and discussion series that runs September 28 through November 2 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Together offers families a chance to discuss books in a meaningful format.  These discussions give kids the chance to enjoy reading outside of school and gives parents the opportunity to share the books their kids are reading,” says Council Executive Director Sara Ogger.  At the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library, the discussion leaders will be Patricia Mininni, a Children’s Librarian, and Roberta Karant, Ph.D. They will lead six discussion sessions, each focused on a children’s book related to themes of American identity.  Ms. Mininni adds, “This is a great opportunity for parents and children to connect with their peers and share ideas about themes that are relevant to them as individuals and community members.  It will also be fun to break bread with our neighbors.”

The Together program is designed to promote lively, thought-provoking intergenerational dialogue.  The program is free and open to the public, although pre-registration is required.  For more information about the series, please contact Patricia Mininni at 399-1511, Ext. 377.

The project is supported by the We the People initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information about Together—Book Talk for Kids and Parents see the attached flyer or visit

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