Monthly Reading and Discussion Series Begins February 28

Free Reading and Discussion Program for Adults on Working Offered at Daemen College


February 25, 2013



Contacts: Mike Andrei

                  Director-College Relations



For Program

Information: Daemen College

           Career Services



In a unique collaboration, the New York Council for the Humanities has joined forces with Daemen College to offer a program theme on Working, a monthly reading and discussion series that runs 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., the second Thursdays of the month from March – June 2013.


An introductory meeting from 7 – 7:30 pm and to pick up the first book will be on Thursday February 28, 2013.


At Daemen, participants will come together over the course of four sessions to discuss a variety of thematically linked texts with Maureen Millane, PhD, MBA, Director of Career Services. Participants in “Working” explore the relationship between what we do and who we are, both as individuals and communities. The readings in this series include essays, novels, historical accounts, and poems selected by Dr. Millane.


“With its thematic focus, this reading and discussion program offers an unusual twist on the standard book group format by making time for thinking deeply about one idea, over time, from a variety of perspectives,” noted Sara Ogger, executive director of the Council.


The program is free and open to the public -- pre-registration is required.  For more information about the series dates and acquiring books, please contact Lou Ann Mages at 716 839-8334.   


Something special happens when we talk about what we read with others in our community. The New York Council for the Humanities’ Adult Reading & Discussion programs are designed to foster active reading and thinking, incorporating texts that serve as catalysts for civic engagement and cultural understanding, as well as personal reflection. Adult Reading & Discussion programs are currently being held in communities across New York State.


For more information about Working,

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Daemen College is a private college with an enrollment of approximately 3000 students, offering a mix of more than 50 liberal arts majors, pre-professional programs, and graduate degrees in education, health care, and business-related fields. Daemen students have challenging opportunities for engagement in experiential learning through international education programs, collaborative research with faculty, clinical and field experiences, internships for credit, and service learning positions.


The New York Council for the Humanities is a private, non-profit organization that helps all New Yorkers to lead vibrant intellectual lives by strengthening traditions of cultural literacy, critical inquiry, and civic participation.  To find out more about the Council, visit . Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of either the Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities. 


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