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The Canterbury Tales (Virtual Program)

Join author and lecturer Abby Mendelson for a three-part discussion of Chaucer's Tales of the Caunterbury on July 16, 23 and 30 (register below for all lectures). 

Geoffrey Chaucer's sense of language and story, his ability to create an entire world, has never been surpassed -- perhaps never equaled -- in English. As the first great English poet, his style, structure, and vision continue to affect how we read today. We will explore Chaucer’s medieval tapestry, a landscape full of the brave and bold, wise and foolish, holy and scabrous, saved and damned. Text: the classic modern translation, Theodore Morrison's Portable Chaucer.

Life on the Street
The Knight's Tale
The Miller's Tale
Lives of Piety
The Reeve's Tale
The Prioress' Tale
The Pardoner's Tale
Lives of Sex and Trickery
The Wife of Bath's Tale
The Merchant's Tale
The Nun's Priests Tale

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

These programs will be conducted via the free video conferencing software Zoom and a Library staff member will be supervising the session. The Librarian coordinating the event will email each registrant a Zoom meeting invitation before the start of the program. Zoom is available as a free desktop (for Windows, MacOS, and Linux Operating systems) and mobile application for Android and Apple iOS devices. Once Zoom is installed, you will be able to join the virtual Library program.  

Registration is required. By registering for this event you have agreed to comply with the library's patron behavior policy. All non-compliant participants will be immediately and permanently blocked from further participation.  Because the Librarian facilitating the event will not be able to provide live technical support during the virtual program, it is strongly encouraged you familiarize yourself with Zoom in advance of the program. You can also contact the Library’s Virtual Reference Service for assistance learning Zoom. You can also join a test meeting to familiarize yourself with Zoom. For more in-depth instructions please visit the Zoom support page on joining a meeting. 

Friday Jul 23, 2021  - Friday Jul 23, 2021

10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM

Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian    412-531-1912    mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net


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