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
BOOK your trip!
June – July 2017 Booklist
Noel Wien Library’s June-July booklist is for armchair travelers of ALL ages and ALL reading interests. The books range from light-hearted picture books for the very young to meaty non-fiction tomes for the serious-minded adult – and, of course, everything in between. Travel can be to real times and places – or to the most fanciful trips imagined. Share Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with children or mull over the real-life implications of An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth. Just grab a book and travel to places unknown.
Foraging for Food
May 2017 Booklist
The Earth provides us with a bountiful variety of food. Take a look at the books on this booklist to see what types of food can be foraged for out in your backyard and beyond.