Veterans Book Discussion Groups beginning in February & March

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Has the road to "homecoming" and adjustment back to civilian life been harder and longer than you and your family expected? Veterans, current service members, family members, and friends are invited to attend a 10-week reading and discussion group. Called Dialogues on the Experience of War & Homecoming, the group uses Homer’s The Odyssey to explore trauma, duty and honor, personal sacrifice, life at home, and readjustment. The ancient tale of Odysseus’ epic 10-year journey home from the Trojan War has much to tell us about the challenges of homecoming for today’s veterans, their families, and friends. Limited seating.

Portsmouth Public Library
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, February 7 - April 11, 2018
Info & Registration

Tracy Memorial Library, New London
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March 20 - June 12, 2018
Info & Registration



These events are supported by the Tracy Memorial Library, Portsmouth Public Library, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Saul O. Sidore Memorial Foundation, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the Ella Anderson Trust, Dartmouth College, and New Hampshire Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this these programs do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or New Hampshire Humanities.