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
Fiction Set in Ireland
“Everyone” knows that the Irish are great storytellers and that Ireland is a land of wonderful stories to share. So, this month’s booklist and display feature titles in the FNSB libraries meeting these three ‘magical’ criteria: 1) The books are FICTION. 2) The stories are set in IRELAND. 3) the books were published in 2010 or later. Prepare yourself for some enjoyable reading of newish fiction set in Ireland (where it is lovely and green right now!)
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!