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Thursday, July 7, 2011

BPL Display: Books in Translation and BPL RA Road Show Part 2

As I have mentioned before, we are using the theme of Novel Destinations for the Adult Summer Reading Program.  We have had our on-going Around the World in 80 Murders Display as well as a great display on Westerns which proved fairly popular.

Now we have Betty's take on a unique "Novel Destination"-- books in translation.  Here are her thoughts and a link to the list:
A translator must convey an author’s thoughts into another language in a way that is authentic to the author’s meaning, and that stays true to the author’s style and culture. Some authors will let only one person translate their work and are willing to wait years, if necessary, for that person to be available.  The list is here: Literature without Borders – Books Translated from Other Languages
 I also want to give readers of the blog a heads up on our second BPL RA Roadshow of the summer.  After the great success of Trivia Night, we are excited about the energy and interest surrounding our Book Lovers Club set to meet on Tuesday, July 12th at 7pm at Olive or Twist.  Click here for more details.

Anyone is welcome to come, Berwyn resident or not.  We won't discuss one book, but instead come ready to share what you are reading or a book you just love.  Then stay to mingle and chat with other book lovers.  This eclectic martini bar offers a refreshing backdrop to thoughtful literary conversations.  And if the weather is nice, we will sit on the patio! There will be snacks provided by the library, but you are welcome to order dinner for yourself.  Again, like Trivia Night, drinks are on you; we can't buy you alcohol with tax payer money.

Kathy and I will be there to get the conversation started.  We will also keep track of the books mentioned as well as a bit of what each person says about their book(s).  I will post those the list and comments here on the 13th, so if you can't make it, you can still be part of the conversation.

Hope to see you there.

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