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September 2017

Book Discussion: Middlemarch by George Eliot

September 24
1:30 pm

Classic works of literature of a certain size and heft, both literal and figurative—such as George Eliot's Middlemarch—can be a little daunting to tackle on one’s own, and in one big gulp. Participants will enjoy digesting this work in a multi-session group, the ideal environment in which to relish it. Read More »

Book Discussion: Long Day’s Journey into Night by Eugene O’Neill

September 25
7:30 pm

Since 1918, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama has spotlighted outstanding playwriting. The titles in this series, including one by four-time winner Eugene O'Neill, span over fifty years of the award. Read More »

Book Discussion: Long Day’s Journey into Night by Eugene O’Neill

September 25
7:30 pm

Since 1918, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama has spotlighted outstanding playwriting. The titles in this series, including one by four-time winner Eugene O'Neill, span over fifty years of the award. Read More »

October 2017

Book Discussion: Middlemarch by George Eliot

October 1
2:00 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: Blood of the Prodigal by P. L. Gaus

October 2
4:00 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

In these mysteries, mayhem and murder play out against a cultural/ethnic backdrop—illuminating more than simply whodunnit. Read More »

Book Discussion: The Gettysburg Address

October 4
6:30 pm
Davies Memorial Library, Lower Waterford

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 »

Book Discussion: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

October 6
4:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

From Frederick Douglass's first autobiography to Malcolm X's incendiary account of his political awakening, the memoirs and essays in this series reveal as much about society as they do about their authors. Read More »

Book Discussion: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

October 9
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: Seven Deadly Sins Sampler: Envy and Anger

October 10
7:00 pm

Delve into selections from the Great Books’ Foundation’s new volume, The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler, and discover why, according to Dartmouth professor of ethics and human values Ronald M. Green, these short stories “remind us that most of our problems arise in the hidden recesses of the human heart.” Read More »

Book Discussion: A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor

October 11
6:30 pm

The Pulitzer-winning novels in this series examine not only relationships, but the ways difficult chapters of a family's past are revealed by the passing of time. Read More »

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