Chesapeake-themed book discussion series offered at library

The Selbyville Public Library is now offering its first-ever adult summer reading and discussion program, with the theme “Water Your Mind,” and library director Pam Munro has arranged for the Delmarva Discussions series “Chesapeake Bay: End of an Era” to be offered to program participants on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., through Aug. 12.

In the program, participants will be reading one book every two weeks, followed by a discussion of that book that will be led by a local scholar. In all, the program offers five books to read and discuss this summer.

Munro noted that the library already has all of the books at the library, ready to lend. They will be lent to participants at registration and should each be returned on the date of the discussion of that particular book. (Participants should read the books prior to the discussion, of course.)

Space in the program is limited to 20 people, and the library opened registration for the program on May 24. But they did have eight slots still available for the June 17 discussion, as of June 7.

Delmarva Discussions is a non-profit literary organization offering scholar-led book discussion series for adults at public libraries, museums, retirement homes and other sites throughout Delaware and the Eastern Shore areas of Maryland and Virginia.

“The Chesapeake Bay: End of an Era” discussion series includes John Wennersten’s “Maryland’s Eastern Shore” on June 17; Gilbert Byron’s “Done Crabbin’” on July 1; Curtis Badger’s “Salt Tide” on July 15; George Alfred Townsend’s “The Entailed Haton” July 29; and Tom Horton’s “Bay Country” on Aug. 12.

The discussions are free and open to the first 20 participants who register. For more information, call the Selbyville Public Library at (302) 436-8195.