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We are excited to announce the return of our book discussion groups!

Storytelling is at the heart of medical and public health practice and Countway Library is here to help foster this tradition. Our Countway Reads initiative invites the community to read and learn together by engaging with creative works by people from all walks of life.

These events, held each semester, are open to all Harvard ID holders and facilitated by Countway Library librarians. The discussions provide a chance to connect with other patrons from across the campus and to foster conversations about a wide range of topics including health, medicine, literature, history, culture, art, and more. Our book selections include novels, autobiographies, graphic novels, and beyond. The events will be held in person, light refreshments will be provided, and registration will sometimes include a free copy of the book for advanced reading.

Seats are limited, so register early if possible. We look forward to seeing you there!

Upcoming Events

Promotional flyer for Countway Reads: Bipolar Bear

Past Events

Promotional flyer for Countway Reads: Ripple Effects

Countway Reads - Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist; Thursday, October 26 from 12:30-1:45pm in Countway Room 102. Limited seats! Register at countway.info/heumann. Join us for the first in-person Countway Reads book discussion! In Being Heumann, one of the most influential disability rights activists in US history tells her personal story of fighting for the right to receive an education, have a job, and just be human. Quote from Darren Walker, Ford Foundation president: A moving chronicle of social change. Being Heumann will restore your hope in our democracy and the power of our shared humanity.