image courtesy Flickr user jimforest
image courtesy Flickr user jimforest

Tuesday, April 30 at 7 p.m.

Mark Schenker, Dean of Academic Affairs in Yale College, will give a lecture on the 19th-Century Russian Novel, with special reference to Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy. Dean Schenker will discuss how 19th-century Russia enjoyed one of the most fruitful periods in world literature, and how the religion, politics, and philosophy of the day combined with a longstanding tradition of story-telling to create the great Russian novels—which are not just long, but deep and broad in their political and spiritual implications.

This program is part of our One Book, One Community series. The book selected for the town-wide read is City of Thieves by David Benioff, who will be speaking at the Library Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. The book selected for young readers is Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs available on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).