Great Books Club

If you are interested in reading some of the best literature from all time periods, this is the group for you. The selections are frequently assigned in  high school and college classrooms. They include novels as well as non-fiction classics in philosophy and psychology that are considered to have enduring value. Many are foundational to the formation of governments and societies around the world. This group will give you a chance to read and explore this literature through friendly and thoughtful shared inquiry discussions. New members always welcome!

Where: Meetings are held virtually. For details about how to join these virtual meetings, please contact Jeanne Day ( or call 540.422.8500, ext. 2.

When: 7:00 p.m., 1st Mondays of the month

More info: 540.422.8500, ext. 2

2023 Dates and Selections:

  • January 3Selected Poems by Wislawa Szymborska
  • February 6:  The Body of the Condemned by Michael Foucault
  • March 6:  Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • April 3:  The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
  • May 1: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • June 5:  Hekabe By Euripides
  • July 5:  Selected Poems by John Keats
  • August  7:  Ethan Brand by Nathanie Hawthorne
  • September 4:  No meeting
  • October 2:  The Criterion of a Good Form of Government by John Stuart Mill
  • November 6:  Masks by George Santayana
  • December 4:  Philosophy and Knowlede by Bertrand Russell

Note: Please call 540.422.8500 ext. 2 (Adult Reference Desk) for any items that are not part of the library’s collection.