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.

August 2017 Meeting - Death of the Demon

The Reading Circle will meet at Norway House on Tuesday, August 22, 7:30-9:00 p.m., to discuss Death of the Demon by Anne Holt. 

Anne Holt is one of the best writers of the Norwegian crime novel, vying with Karin Fossum for the title of Norway’s Queen of Crime. Her book, Death of the Demon, is the selection of the Reading Circle for our August 22 meeting.

This book is the third in the Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen series. The director of a foster home outside of Oslo has been murdered. Twelve-year-old Olav, one of the children in the home, goes missing and he immediately becomes the prime suspect.

The discussion of this thriller will take place from 7:30 to 9 pm on Tuesday, August 22 at Norway House. Everyone is welcome.

If you plan to attend, it is important to RSVP to Christine Meloni at as the date or 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