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!
Cold Temps, Warm Hearts – Love Blooms in Winter
Someone on the library staff suggested that “winter romances” might be a heartwarming display and booklist for February. However, the list of books morphed a bit to encompass more than romantic love. It includes family love, loving friendships, love of animals – and that inner ‘warmth’ (and the thawing of cold hearts) that follows whether one is the giver or the recipient of loving behavior. So, “winter romances” has become “Cold Temps, Warm Hearts – Love Blooms in Winter” and it comes with LOTS of love to help you keep warm!
Dragons for Adults
Many, many children “love” dragons (and dinosaurs, too, for that matter) – however there’s a lot more to dragon lore and dragondom than “Puff the Magic Dragon” or Pete’s Dragon. Hence this month’s list. These are tales of dragons whose personalities, goals, and modus operandi are much more in the adult vein. January is a perfect time for toasty dragon-breath to help chase those winter chills and do battle with the dreaded Cabin Fever season!
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 May are selections from Great Books Foundation, Great Conversations 3
- January 9 – pages 7 – 64
The Pardoner’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer; An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume; A Defence of Poetry by Percy Shelley
- February 13 – pages 65 – 164
The Unknown Masterpiece by Honore de Balzac; Second Epilogue to War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy; The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling
- March 13 – pages 165 – 270
Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello; The Open Boat by Stephen Crane, Death in the Woods by Stephen Anderson
- April 10 – pages 273 – 321
The Garden of Forking Paths by Jorge Luis Borges; Introduction to the Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir; An Interest in Life by Grace Paley.
- May 8 – pages 325 – 384
Selected Poems by Wislawa Syzmborska; The Body of the Condemned by Michel Foucault; Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri.
- June, July, August – no meeting
Library Contact: Georgine Olson – 459-1063 or email@example.com
Discussion Leader: Pat Sackinger – 479-6808
Updated: January 10, 2018