KCMO Offers Jewish reading program

Henry Fortunato, Public Affairs director for the Kansas City Public Library, was interviewed in The Kansas City Jewish Chronicle this week about the upcoming Jewish Literature program at the Waldo Community Library.


KCMO library offers Jewish reading program
by Beth Lipoff, Staff Writer
If you’re looking for some in-depth discussion of Jewish literature, the Kansas City, Mo., Public Library’s “Let’s Talk About It” program might be just the thing.

The program, sponsored by the American Library Association, focuses on the identity and imagination of Jewish literature, kicks off in August with a discussion of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s novel, “Satan in Goray.”

“This is an active, participating event, where people who’ve read the book will be expected to talk about it. This is not for the Cliff’s Notes crowd,” said Henry Fortunato, director of public affairs for the Kansas City Public Library system.

Every participant will get a free copy of the book, paid for by the $2,500 ALA grant….more

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