Learn more about the book discussion groups meeting at the library:
Great Books Discussion Group
Readings for 2019
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).
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
Exodus by Leon Uris [pp. 1-307, books 1, 2, 3.]
• Note: this selection will be read during summer of 2019 and discussed at the September meeting.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8
Exodus by Leon Uris [pp. 309-599, books 3,4,5.]
• Our discussion of Exodus continues this meeting.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12
Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
• Nobel Prize winning author.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
Library Contact: Julia Troike – 459-1058 | email@example.com
Discussion Leader: Pat Sackinger – 479-6808
Updated: July 2019
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.