BRATTLEBORO >> Brooks Memorial Library continues its Vermont Humanities Council program on Latino-Americans with a four-part reading/discussion series 'Mexican Americans: Experience and Identity." Books in the series will deal with the experiences of Mexicans living in the United States, from the struggles of migrant farmworkers and day laborers in California to coming of age stories of Chicanos as U.S. citizens.

The first book discussion is Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. (snow date is Jan. 27, 7 p.m.) is Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, which chronicles the story of an alienated New Mexico boy who seeks an answer to his questions about life in his relationship with Ultima, a magical healer.

Books are available for checkout at the main circulation desk.

Facilitated by Patricia Pedroza Gonzalez Ph.D. who teaches at Keene State College at Keene, NH., Dr. Gonzalez's international expertise has shaped her research experience and her current teaching involves Chicana/U.S. Latina, and Latin-American Studies, American Studies, Feminisms by Women of Color, and Transnational Education. Her research focus is on politics of knowledge construction and social identities. She is the current Chair of Women's and Gender Studies Department at Keene State College.

The series is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council and supported financially by the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library.

For more information call 802-254-5290, ext 0.