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
NEW Fiction of 1977 Still in the Noel Wien Collection
Often, when libraries move into bigger quarters, they have ordered a nice-sized batch of brand new items to put on those rows and rows of nearly empty shelves. This is what happened when the George C. Thomas Library moved into the new Noel Wien Library building. This month’s booklist has all the NEW Fiction titles (for all ages) published in 1977 that are STILL in the Noel Wien collection – just over 180 titles! Some very interesting fiction was first published in 1977. (In case you’d like to check, the NWL collection still has about 250 Non-Fiction titles first published in 1977 on its shelves. Just search the online catalog by publication date.)
Unusual Protagonists (and some secondary characters) in Fiction
October is the month of Halloween with lots of people costumed as different beings. Well, sometimes authors like to write books “peopled” with different beings (and not all of these are in Science Fiction or Fantasy). Here’s a potpourri for your reading enjoyment.