Home: Humanities talk series at the library this Thursday.


Straight up: My brain went slightly akilter when I saw Jan Van Eyck’s “The Arnolfini Portrait” on a library Facebook post previewing a series of talks about being human.

Right here, in New Gahania, where Democrats are Dixiecrats and sheep are scared?

Thankfully, sense and sensibility still exist. Maybe we should be thankful that the library is a county institution, not subject to the idiocy of the monetizing ruffians.

Following is the website listing. It seems that a third subject for discussion is not mentioned: “There’s No Place Like Home in Popular Song Lyrics.”

Apologies for not paying sufficient attention to this series earlier. I’d actually been toying with the idea this Thursday of attending the final city council meeting of the year.

Silly, silly me.

Being Human: A Jefferson College Humanities Talk Series

Presented in partnership with the Floyd County Library

Each month’s “Being Human” program features 2-3 speakers from the Jefferson College humanities department giving a 20 minute talk each, on a central topic. This series of talks is free, but advance registration is recommended.


  • Constructing Home as a Perpetual Traveler/Jonathan Montgomery & Quanisha Charles, English
  • Down to Earth: At Home with the Flemish Primitives/Brenda Edgar, Art

Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Auditorium
Campus: New Albany Main Library
Audience: Adults
Categories: Adult Education