Dr. Marsha Smith, Professor of sociology and anthropology at Augustana, will facilitate a discussion of “Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea” by Barbara Demick.
The book follows the lives of six North Koreans over 15 years, a chaotic period that saw the rise to power of Kim Jong Il and a famine that killed one-fifth of the population, illustrating what it means to live under a most repressive totalitarian regime. (Amazon)
A limited number of books are available for loan on a first-come basis at the library information desk. New members are welcome.
Global Gathering Korea is a two-month celebration of the culture, heritage, and tradition of the Korean Peninsula. Throughout September and October, the library will feature programs and activities related to Korea and its people.
Elizabeth R Malmros Room
Bettendorf Public Library
2950 Learning Campus Dr.
Bettendorf, IA 52722