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November 2018

Book Discussion: Walden and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

November 19
7:00 pm

Classic works of literature of a certain size and heft—both literal and figurative—can be a little daunting to tackle on one’s own, and in one big gulp. A multi-session group is the ideal environment in which to relish them—and the rewards are many. Read More »

Book Discussion: The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono

November 21
3:00 pm

Part of the Sustainability series. "Green" and "sustainable" have become such buzzwords, they have almost lost their meanings. This series explores how different authors and communities understand the multiple definitions and connotations of ecological sustainability and try to make it work in the world. Read More »

December 2018

Book Discussion: The Life and Times of Michael K. by J. M. Coetzee

December 8
3:00 pm
Varnum Memorial Library, Jeffersonville

In a short 35 years, the Booker has achieved an air of dignity and respect that rivals even the 86-year-old Pulitzer Prize. Graham Swift, who won the Booker in 1996, singled it out as the finest accolade a writer can receive. "It's the one which, if we're completely honest, we most covet." Read More »

Book Discussion: Someone Not Really Her Mother by Harriet Chessman

December 10
7:30 pm

These books take the reader deeply inside the world of someone experiencing life differently from the rest of us. Topics include bipolar disorder, physical disability, and Alzheimer ’s disease. Read More »

Book Discussion: The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

December 12
6:30 pm

Throughout the 20th century, African-Americans fled southern states to escape persecution and seek opportunities further north. This series pairs Isabel Wilkerson's masterful history of this Great Migration with fiction and memoir that illuminate the north/south divide. Read More »

Book Discussion: The Armies of the Night by Norman Mailer

December 12
7:00 pm

The books in this series, comprised of Pulitzer-winning reporting and research, dig deep, revealing facts and stories that continue to be relevant years after they were brought to the surface. Read More »

January 2019

Book Discussion: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

January 12, 2019
3:00 pm
Varnum Memorial Library, Jeffersonville

In a short 35 years, the Booker has achieved an air of dignity and respect that rivals even the 86-year-old Pulitzer Prize. Graham Swift, who won the Booker in 1996, singled it out as the finest accolade a writer can receive. "It's the one which, if we're completely honest, we most covet." Read More »

February 2019

Book Discussion: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

February 4, 2019
7:30 pm

What makes a character memorable? Why do the protagonists in these works of fiction linger long after the last page is turned? Read More »

Book Discussion: The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

February 9, 2019
3:00 pm
Varnum Memorial Library, Jeffersonville

In a short 35 years, the Booker has achieved an air of dignity and respect that rivals even the 86-year-old Pulitzer Prize. Graham Swift, who won the Booker in 1996, singled it out as the finest accolade a writer can receive. "It's the one which, if we're completely honest, we most covet." Read More »

Book Discussion: Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

February 15, 2019
4:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

Classic works of literature of a certain size and heft—both literal and figurative—can be a little daunting to tackle on one’s own, and in one big gulp. A multi-session group is the ideal environment in which to relish them, and the rewards are many. Read More »

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