The Czech/American Reading Circle
The Nebraska Czechs of Lincoln are proud to sponsor the Czech/American Reading Circle.  Started in January, 2019, the Reading Circle shares significant books about, by, for, and important to, people of Czech Heritage.

Attendees are not required to have read the book being discussed, however, it helps to have some familiarity with it, and we encourage all participants to contribute any relevant information they may have.

Please join us!   The circle meets the last Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6:15 pm central time on ZOOM.   Everyone is welcome.   

​​Please contact the following or any Board Member for additional information and/or to get your Zoom Link.
                                                         Lois Shimerda Rood
                                                         ​Layne Pierce 
                                                         ​Mila Saskova-Pierce

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Czech/American Reading Circle is continuing with its fifth year of reviewing great books.  Please join us on
Tuesday, May 30 for our next review...see you there!  




                          ​​Click here for a high resolution copy of the  2023 Reading Circle Brochure



​​​​​​Past Reading Circle Brochures:

           2022 Reading Circle Brochure
           2021 Reading Circle Brochure
           2020 Reading Circle Brochure
           2019 Reading Circle Brochure



     Český čtenářský kroužek

​MONTH: MAY 30, 2023
BOOK: Czech Folk Tales (1917)

OUR LEADER: MILA SASKOVA-PIERCE, is one of the coordinators of the Nebraska Czechs of Lincoln Reading Circle.  Professor of Russian and Czech Emerita, and former Head of the Less Commonly taught Languages Section, Dr. Mila Saskova-Pierce has been at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln since 1989.  She has published articles on learning processes; American Czechs’ cultural history; Russian, Ukrainian, Slovak, and Czech languages in the United States.  At present, she is translating 18th century Czech chronicle into English, with Layne Pierce.  She has received the prestigious Gratias Agit Prize from the government of the Czech Republic for the Czech cultural activities of the Komensky Club at UNL and in Nebraska.  Since 1917, she has served the Czech Republic as an Honorary Consul for the State of Nebraska.

BOOK: Czech Folk Tales (1917)

The selection has been made from all sorts of folk tales, artistic and primitive alike; and yet two things are common to all of them: the moral tendency and a sense of humour.  By this I do not mean morality in the vulgar sense of retribution for evil, or of filial devotion, or the sentimental insistence upon "every one living happily ever afterwards," and above all upon Jack marrying his Molly.
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