Looking for a booklist for inspiration for your next read? Do you want to learn more about our book discussion groups, maybe join one of our book clubs? We at Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Libraries have you covered!
Travel (Mis)adventures…mostly true; some not.
Travel writing is one of the most popular “armchair experience” genres in the library’s collection. Sometimes the best plans by the savviest of travelers – in fact and in fiction – do NOT go quite as envisioned. Enjoy these (mis)adventures from the safety of your armchair –
April is both Poetry Month AND Shakespeare’s birthday (Happy 454th, Will!), so please enjoy this booklist and display chock full of Shakespearean novels. These are either about The Bard himself or his works. Be forewarned that while some of these are quite true to the original – if VERY different in time and place – others are more like jazz riffs on a theme! All are shelved in adult FICTION unless otherwise indicated.
Book Clubs | Discussion Groups
Great Books Discussion Group
Readings for 2018
Noel Wien Library, Second Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., Group Study Room 2
These discussions generally follow the format and materials available through the Great Books Foundation. Having been through most of their readings, we now supplement with books of our own choosing. Members come from a variety of backgrounds and levels of education. The only requirements are a willingness to read carefully and an interest in discussing subjects that matter. Emphasis is on the experience of struggling to express our own interpretations and ideas rather than learning the latest opinions of academic specialists.
First-time participants should check with Pat Sackinger for copies of the selections and to verify the date. (Schedules sometimes change from the regular 2nd Tuesday. of the month).
All readings through April are selections from Great Books Foundation, Great Conversations 3
All readings December 2018- April 2019 are selections from
Great Books Foundation, Great Conversations 3
December 11 – pages 97 – 154
Discourse Seven by Joshua Reynolds
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam by Edward Fitzgerald (trans.) / Robert Browning
January 8 – pages 155-234
The Lifted Veil by George Eliot
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg by Mark Twain
February 12 – pp.235-294
On The Advantage And Disadvantage Of History For Life by Frederick Nietzsche
The Devil Baby At Hull House by Jane Addams
The Man Who Could Work Miracles by H.G. Wells
March 12 – pp. 295 -4462
Mario And The Magician by Thomas Mann
The Daughters Of The Late Colonel by Katherine Mansfield
R.U.R. by Karel Capek
April 9 – pp. 447-512
My Confessions by Mary McCarthy
Holy Week by Deborah Eisenberg
May 14, 2019
Murder In The Cathedral by T.S. Eliot
Library Contact: Julia Troike – 459-1058 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Discussion Leader: Pat Sackinger – 479-6808
Updated: December 2018