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: Due to COVID-19, meetings are currently being held virtually. For details about how to join these virtual meetings, please contact Jeanne Day (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 540.422.8500, ext. 3.
When: 7:00 p.m., 1st Mondays of the month
More info: (540) 422.8500, ext. 3
- Jan. 4: The Playboy of the Western World by John Millington Synge
- Feb. 1: Planning and Democracy by Friedrich Hayek
- March 1: Distributive Justice by John Rawls
- April 5: Guests of the Nation by Frank O’Connor
- May 3: Which New Era Would That Be by Nadine Gordimer
- June 7: What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
- July: No Meeting
- Aug. 2: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- Sept.: No Meeting
- Oct. 4: Eichmann in Jerusalem by Hannah Arendt
- Nov. 1: The Pardoner’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer (Gutenberg)
- Dec. 6: *An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume
*Indicated a selection drawn from a longer work.
Note: Please call 540.422.8500 ext. 3 (Adult Reference Desk) for any items that are not part of the library’s collection.