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December 2019

Reading and Discussion: The Declaration of Independence

December 2
4:30 pm

Part of the Seminal Statements of American Values series. Founding documents and landmark speeches help us to understand America's operating principles and values—what they mean, how well we practice what we preach, and what relationship words have to action in good times and bad. Read More »

Reading and Discussion: Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms Speech

December 2
7:00 pm

Part of the Seminal Statements of American Values series. Founding documents and landmark speeches help us understand America's operating principles and values—what they mean, how well we practice what we preach, and what relationship words have to action in good times and bad. Read More »

Book Discussion: The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

December 8
1:30 pm

Part of the Booker Prize Winners series. Established in 1968, England's Booker Prize is awarded annually to a citizen of the U.K., the Commonwealth, Ireland, Pakistan, or South Africa who has written the year's best novel according to a panel of critics, writers, and academics. In a short 35 years, the Booker has achieved an air of dignity and respect that rivals even the 86-year-old Pulitzer Prize. Read More »

Book Discussion: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

December 10
7:00 pm

Part of the Border Crossing series. A book of short stories, a memoir and two novels bring us to present day consideration of migration, immigration and refuge. Read More »

Book Discussion: The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald

December 14
3:00 pm
Varnum Memorial Library, Jeffersonville

Part of the Romantic Ideal series. The characters in these works seek out their ideal of love, happiness, and fulfillment with consequences that are by turns bittersweet, tragic, noble, unconventional, and even comic. But can an ideal ever be met? Read More »

January 2020

Book Discussion: All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren

January 6, 2020
4:30 pm

Part of the Based on Real Life series. One biography each year is awarded a Pulitzer Prize, but these character studies wouldn't count—each is a Pulitzer-winning work of fiction, with portions based on one person's real-life story. Read More »

Book Discussion: The Hours by Michael Cunningham

January 6, 2020
7:00 pm

Part of the Based on Real Life series. One biography each year is awarded a Pulitzer Prize, but these character studies wouldn't count—each is a Pulitzer-winning work of fiction, with portions based on one person's real-life story. Read More »

Book Discussion: Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

January 11, 2020
3:00 pm
Varnum Memorial Library, Jeffersonville

Part of the Romantic Ideal series. The characters in these works seek out their ideal of love, happiness, and fulfillment with consequences that are by turns bittersweet, tragic, noble, unconventional, and even comic. But can an ideal ever be met? Read More »

February 2020

Book Discussion: Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

February 3, 2020
4:30 pm

Part of the Based on Real Life series. One biography each year is awarded a Pulitzer Prize, but these character studies wouldn't count—each is a Pulitzer-winning work of fiction, with portions based on one person's real-life story. Read More »

Book Discussion: March by Geraldine Brooks

February 3, 2020
7:00 pm

Part of the Based on Real Life series. One biography each year is awarded a Pulitzer Prize, but these character studies wouldn't count—each is a Pulitzer-winning work of fiction, with portions based on one person's real-life story. Read More »

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