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!
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!
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
All readings December 2018- April 2019 are selections from
Great Books Foundation, Great Conversations 6
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 11 – 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 11 – pp. 295 -446
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 13, 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