* The Brigham City Library concludes its reading series, Final Salute: America In A Time Of War, at 7 p.m. Thursday with a discussion of "Descent into Chaos: The U.S. and the Disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia" by Ahmed Rashid. Rashid is a Pakistani journalist, who in 2000, warned about the problem of Islamic extremism and the Taliban. Sympathetic to the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, he is highly critical of American-led strategy since and of the role in events of Pakistani leader Pervez Musharraf. Caron Frost with the University of Utah will lead the free discussion at the library, 26 E. Forest St., Brigham City. Call 435-723-5850 for more information.