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Summit Reads announces first book discussions in Frisco

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If you go

What: Book discussions on “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains,” by Nicholas Carr

When: 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, with Nancy Karklins; 6 p.m. Thursday, March 12, with Lisa Holenko

Where: The Next Page Books & Nosh, 409 Main St., No. 101, Frisco

Cost: Discussions are free; books are available for purchase

More information: Call (970) 668-555 or (970) 668-9291, or visit www.nextpagebooks.com to learn about these and other book discussion groups at the bookstore

The 2015 Summit Reads Community Project is gearing up for its first event, a pair of book discussions on the committee’s book choice, “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains,” by Nicholas Carr. The free events will take place at The Next Page Books & Nosh in Frisco.

“‘The Shallows’ asks big questions that demand our attention and invite serious debate,” said Nancy Karklins, book discussion leader for the Tuesday, March 10, event.

GETTING SMARTER?

What are the long-term ramifications of technology on the way our brains process information? Will we become smarter or just get lost in the overwhelming distractions of too much information? How should society respond to the power of the Internet — with caution or trust in the ability of our brains to adapt? These questions are among the ones Karklins plans to discuss at The Next Page.

“Carr’s in-depth research and exceptional writing provide an engaging and objective overview of the challenges that we face,” she said.

“Every year, we look forward to being a part of the collaborative effort of the Summit Reads project,” said Karen Berg, owner of The Next Page. “Encouraging a love of books and reading is what we are all about, and it is such fun to work with so many others who share our passion. The reach throughout the community is just incredible when we work together.”

Copies of “The Shallows” are available at the Summit County Library for purchase or to check out and at The Next Page in Frisco. The Summit County Library, Summit County Rotary, Summit Daily News, The Next Page, town of Silverthorne and Summit School District sponsor Summit Reads.


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