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Lifelong Learning lecture Saturday at Sisson Library

Another season of free lectures at the Sisson Library begins at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10,. when Lifelong Learning presents “Common Reading Experiences at Fort Lewis College: Book Selection and Co-curricular Events.”

Behaving like a huge book club, the goal of FLC’s common reading experience is to create a common intellectual experience for students, faculty, staff and the broader local community. Co-curricular events are planned to bring to life the ideas and themes of the chosen books. Bridget Irish, assistant dean, Writing & First Year Experience, will share the selection process and how they think about their events. Lecture attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive session on choosing a book for the right purpose and the right audience.

In her position at the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Irish directs the writing program, the Common Reading Experience, Learning Communities, and the John F. Reed Honors Program.  She has been with the college for 11 years. Don’t miss her presentation if you belong to a book club or are considering joining one. 

Then, mark your calendar for 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, when oncologist Dr. Richard Shildt will present “Cancer — In Layman’s Terms.”

The Lifelong Learning Lecture series offers a wide variety of topics to help keep your mind agile and your life interesting. Each presentation is free and open to the public. Lectures take place at the Sisson Library, located at the corner of U.S. 160 and 8th Street.