Evening Open Book Club (Markings by Dag Hammarskjold)

November 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evening Open Book Club (Markings by Dag Hammarskjold)

The Library’s Evening Open Book Club will hold its next meeting in the Story Garden Room on Wednesday, November 7th at 7:00 pm. The group will discuss Dag Hammarskjold’s The Lightkeeper’s Daughter.

A powerful journal of poems and spiritual meditations recorded over several decades by a universally known and admired peacemaker. A dramatic account of spiritual struggle, Markings has inspired hundreds of thousands of readers since it was first published in 1964.

Markings is distinctive, as W.H. Auden remarks in his foreword, as a record of “the attempt by a professional man of action to unite in one life the via activaand the via contemplativa.” It reflects its author’s efforts to live his creed, his belief that all men are equally the children of God and that faith and love require of him a life of selfless service to others. For Hammarskjöld, “the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action.” Markings is not only a fascinating glimpse of the mind of a great man, but also a moving spiritual classic that has left its mark on generations of readers. (amazon.com)

All events at the Cazenovia Public Library are free and open to the public. For more information, call (315) 655-9322. The Afternoon Open Book Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1 pm and the Evening Open Book Club meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7 pm. Books are available at the circulation desk for checkout. All are welcome!