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“Great Decisions” Discussion Group Series Returning to Reading Public Library

by Reading Public Library

Jan 09, 2020
World Issues Discussion

Reading, PA Tuesday, January 7, 2020– Reading Public Library will be joining six other venues in Berks and Lancaster Counties to present the “Great Decisions” Discussion Group Series, presenting conversations on the most critical issues facing America today at a city venue. The 2020 topics are:

Climate Change and Global Order

India & Pakistan

Red Sea Security

Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking

U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle

China’s Road into Latin American

The Philippines & the U.S.

Artificial Intelligence & Data

The discussion group will meet from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Reading Public Library Foundation building, 113 S. 4th St., Reading.

Topics are presented through a briefing book, video presentation and facilitated discussion. The $30 registration fee includes a briefing book with expert papers on all eight of the topics. Participants are invited to attend any of the discussions being presented throughout our community. The Great Decisions series is supported by the World Affairs Council of Reading.

Nathaniel Thomas, Supervisor of Reference Services at Reading Public Library, stated the following about the importance of this initiative, “In a world where free and open discussion is becoming imperiled — even in western democracy — I firmly believe offering this program to our public is more critical than ever.”

Register online at or by calling 610.478.8977.

Scholarships are available through Reading Public Library. A list of all locations offering Great Decisions 2019 can be found at

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