Summer Read book discussions planned at libraries


The York County Libraries System will host discussions on the Summer Read book, "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End" by Atul Gawande.

Through the book, Gawande challenges the reader to "consider how we want to die, how we want our loved ones to be treated at the end of their lives and what role the medical community should play in providing care to the dying."

Discussions are scheduled at:

Dover Area Community Library, 3700 Davidsburg Road, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Information: 292-6814.

Village Library, 35-C N. Main St., Jacobus, 11 a.m. Thursday. Information: 428-1034.

Guthrie Memorial Library, 2 Library Place, Hanover, 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Information: 632-5183

Martin Library, 159 E. Market St., Bill Simpson room, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. Information: 849-6922.

The eight-county campaign will culminate with a series of community screenings of the PBS documentary "Frontline: Being Mortal." Screenings will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at Penn Cinemas, Lititz,; at WITF in Harrisburg on Thursday, Oct. 8; and at the Majestic Theater in Gettysburg on Monday, Oct. 12.

The screenings will feature select clips from the documentary followed by a discussion and an opportunity to connect with local palliative care resources.

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