"The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri will be discussed at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
Gogol is the son of immigrants from India. The novel is about the gap between Gogol and his family - he born into America and wanting to fit in with our American society, his parents unable to let go of the land they knew and the customs they grew up with.
Gogol spends his life distancing himself from them and their ways, somewhat desperately trying to assimilate himself to the American way of life. Lahiri offers a number of beautiful and moving tableaus and her descriptions of food: Indian, French and American, are decadent and delectable, according to reviews.
Multiple copies are at the Sequim Library and can be requested online at www.nols.org. Preregistration is not required and drop-ins are welcome.
Olympic Theatre Arts is instituting a reserved seating system for its 2010-2011 season. Season tickets are available through the box office or by phone until mid-September. Single-performance tickets are available through the box office or online after Sept. 1. Play summaries are online at olympictheatrearts.org. Olympic Theatre Arts is at 414 N. Sequim Ave. Call 683-7326.
Travels of immigrants, slaves, explorers, business tycoons and historical figures from the Mayflower to the Northwest are told through visuals, audio clips, music, maps and artifacts in "Journey Stories" Saturday, Sept. 4- Sunday, Oct. 17, at The Jefferson County Museum, 540 Water St., Port Townsend.
The exhibition, part of the Smithsonian's Museums on Main Street, serves museums, libraries and historical societies in rural America.
The United States Congress provides funding for the program.
State humanities councils, including Humanities Washington, sponsor their state's exhibitions and work with host museums to develop public programs and local exhibitions to supplement the exhibition.