Reading Circle

The Reading Circle meets every other month, six times a year. We discuss fiction and non-fiction books by Norwegian or Norwegian-American writers. Everyone is welcome.

Please email Christine Meloni at to confirm or for more information. Everyone is welcome. 

Meetings are 7:30 - 9:00 p.m., at the Norway House (directions) unless otherwise specified. Please RSVP to Christine Meloni at if you plan to attend, as the meeting location varies, or inclement weather may cause cancellation or postponement.

June 2017 Meeting - Land of Hidden Fires

The Reading Circle will meet at Norway House on Tuesday, June 20, 7:30-9:00 p.m., to discuss Land of Hidden Fires by Kirk Kjeldsen. 

Kjeldsen’s inspiration for this novel was an ancestor who was a member of the Norwegian resistance during the WWII German occupation who assisted stranded members of the U.S. Air Force get to safety into Sweden. His book of fiction is about a 15-year- old girl who risks her life to help the American pilot of a downed plane reach safety. 

Meloni will review Cary Fowler’s book about the Global Seed Vault and initiate a discussion on this topic. Attendees may read the book and/or articles on this subject in advance.

If you plan to attend, it is important to RSVP to Christine Meloni at as the location may change.

2017 Book Selections

February 21 – League of Youth by Henrik Ibsen 

April 25 – Before I Burn by Gaute Heivoll

June 20 – Land of Hidden Fires by Kirk Kjeldsen
Seeds on Ice: Svalbard and the Global Seed Vault by Cary Fowler (optional)

August 22 - Death of the Demon by Anne Holt

October 24 – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun

December 12 – Prose Edda 

Cultural Skills Program

Many of the members of the Reading Circle are working for their pins in Norwegian Literature. You can work on the Cultural Skills Program even if you cannot attend the discussions. Contact Christine Meloni for more information at