Northfield Reads Hosts First Amendment Conversation


Have you been mulling over issues of Free Speech as they relate to the public use of Bridge Square?  Have you been debating the concept of Freedom of Religion as it relates nationally to issues of health care?  If so, Corinne Smith invites you to  join with your neighbors for a Northfield Reads! on these subjects.  This will be a time to read, discuss, connect, and learn.

On Sunday, October 12th from 3:00-4:30 pm, the Northfield Public Library will host a "Northfield Reads!" event for the community to discuss the First Amendment and how it relates to our daily lives.  This is a follow up to the Constitution Day events held in September.  All of the readings are available without charge on the web. Links to the readings can be found at the Library ( or at Carleton Humanities Center (

Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black wrote: "The very reason for the First Amendment is to make the people of this country free to think, speak, write, and worship as they wish, not as the Government commands."  And yet, the challenges of living in such a complex and diverse society can test our commitment to these rights. Join others in a good discussion of the First Amendment, life in Northfield, and larger issues.  

This event is free, open to everyone, and flourishes from having diverse thoughts and opinions shared.  Come.