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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Discussion Leader: Pat Sackinger – 479-6808
Updated: July 2019
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!
Quirky, Off-Beat Books That Are Hard To Describe
This time of year can be stressful and frenetic, so here’s a list of “quirky” books to help you de-stress and slow down a bit. They are all a tad unusual in their format. It takes a bit of time to enjoy these – to savor the little additional details the authors have used to engage a reader’s full attention. Several have been written with a youthful audience in mind, so sit down and share with the younger people in your lives – this time of year can be pretty stressful for them, too. Relax, savor, and enjoy some new reading experiences!