End of the World or World Without End: Readings for the Millennium

The year 2000 A.D. was entered with a mixture of fear and hope. For five centuries, people in Europe and then the Americas looked to this year as an ultimatum or culmination. Texts ranging from science fiction to fantasy and poetry explored such questions as this: “Have we exhausted the resources of humanity and the planet, or have we been preparing the ground for a compatible, sustainable world?”

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The humanities scholar’s essay was written by Hillel Schwartz, who is a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, San Diego, and Senior Fellow at the Millennium Institute, Arlington, Virginia.

How-To Discussion Programming Guides

Developed to aid participants in “The Millennium Project for Public Libraries,” this how-to guide (PDF) provides basic information about developing and promoting book discussion programs.

When planning a “Let’s Talk About It” program, you may wish to consult the planner’s manual (PDF) for general how-to information about program format, selecting a scholar, promoting your series, evaluation, and more.