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Le Moyne Instructor Awarded New York Council for the Humanities Grant

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Susan Barbour, adjunct instructor of English at Le Moyne College, and Cynthia Bishop, librarian at Soule Branch Library in Syracuse, have been awarded a grant by the New York Council for the Humanities to run an intergenerational book discussion club.  The Together—Book Talk for Kids and Parents program offers a forum for parents and their 9-to-11 year old children to come together to talk about books and ideas at their local library.  The program at Soule will begin Feb. 28.


Each of the six 90-minute Together sessions is co-facilitated by a librarian and a humanities scholar from the local community.  The sessions alternate between picture books and novels, all of which explore key themes in American life such as courage, freedom, and being American.


For more information on the program, visit www.nyhumanities.org/discussion_groups/kids_and_parents/together/ .





posted on: 2/13/2009