J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series explored at Central Library programs

The Sacramento Public Library is pleased to announce Full Circle: An Exploration of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, a four-month series of programs that delve into J.R.R. Tolkien’s well-known trilogy. Programs will be held at 2 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month from September 16 through December 16 at the Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento.

Each month features one of the classic Tolkien books: September is The Fellowship of the Ring, October is The Two Towers, November is The Return of the King, and December is The Hobbit, just in time for the December 14 release of the new film by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson.

Several programs will be led by university professors exploring the epic and myth in Tolkien’s books, the moral elements in Lord of the Rings, and medieval dragon mythology in The Hobbit. Plus, there will be a Lord of the Rings fashion show, photo showing of locations from the Lord of the Rings film series, and a sword fighting demonstration.

For more information, please telephone the Sacramento Public Library at (916) 264-2920 or visit www.saclibrary.org.

  • William Burg

    “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”–John Rogers


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