The OCPL Summer Reading Program theme for 2020 is "Reading Takes You Places" and our summer People's U is going to do just that! We're going to dive into some great world literature and along the way learn some useful words and phrases from the regions these stories take place. We'll be heading to places like Japan, Russia, Nigeria, Italy, Scandinavia, Australia, and more! Join us as we 読んだ (Yonda), читать (chitat'), soma, leggere, lese, read our way across the world.
Hola! The eighth and final class on July 30 will take students 5,600 miles southwest across the Atlantic and 270 years forward in time to explore early twentieth century Columbia through the lush novel Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Instructor Dr. Kim Grewe calls the book "a parable, perhaps, for our times, with themes of looking at the later years in life as a place of richness and celebrating the sacredness of ritual." A lifelong educator, Dr. Grewe is Professor and Instructional Designer at Northern Virginia Community College. Epitomizing the theme, she lives 2,500 miles from her job in northern California.
The People’s University features courses (taught by experts in each subject) that enable patrons to pursue their goal of lifelong learning in classic subjects such as history, music appreciation, philosophy, and literature. Patrons may attend as many classes as they wish. There are no tests of other requirements and all programs are free and open to the public.
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