Patten Free Library has been selected by the Maine Humanities Council to offer “Let’s Talk About It”, a free reading and discussion group. This program is provided by the Maine Humanities Council’s Maine Center for the Book in cooperation with the Maine State Library. The series “Violence and Belonging: The 14th Amendment and American Literature,” was first offered in 2016 and was developed by librarian consultants Karen Eger, Marcela Peres, and project scholar Eden Osucha. The first meeting is Wednesday, September 27 at 6:30, and continues every two weeks for a total of five sessions. Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the last session will take place on November 29 instead of November 22. Books for the program are available for loan at the reference desk. Please call 443-5141 x12 to register; registration is limited to 25. Books in this series include: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates; A Map of Home by Randa Jarrar; Marrow of Tradition by Charles Chestnut: Once in a Promised Land by Laila Halaby; and The Round House by Louise Erdrich. Reza Jalali, a scholar provided by the Maine Humanities Council, will facilitate the discussions.