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
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NPR’s Best Fiction Reads of 2016
National Public Radio frequently publishes an annual “Best of” list for well-reviewed books. This month’s display and booklist includes the just-over 100 adult fiction titles from the 2016 list that are owned by the FNSB Libraries. There are 306 titles ranging over all genres and age groups on the complete NPR list, but we decided just to concentrate on fiction for adults. Consider it an end-of-summer invitation to spread your reading wings! Enjoy.