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Great Books Discussion Group

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2023-06-12 19:00:00 2023-06-12 20:30:00 America/Chicago Great Books Discussion Group Co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women Elgin Area Branch. Please click on event title for list of assigned books. Facilitated by Barbara Njus and Gail Cohen. Please Register. Main Library - Conference Room, Adult Programs - Zoom

Monday, June 12
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-06-12 19:00:00 2023-06-12 20:30:00 America/Chicago Great Books Discussion Group Co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women Elgin Area Branch. Please click on event title for list of assigned books. Facilitated by Barbara Njus and Gail Cohen. Please Register. Main Library - Conference Room, Adult Programs - Zoom

Main Library

Conference Room, Adult Programs - Zoom

Co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women Elgin Area Branch. Please click on event title for list of assigned books. Facilitated by Barbara Njus and Gail Cohen. Please Register.

September 12:  “The Devil Baby at Hull House” – Jane Addams *  [Short Story]
October 10:       “R.U.R.” (Rossum’s Universal Robots) – Karel Čapek *  [Play]
November 14:   “Democracy, An American Novel” - Henry Adams  [Novel]
December 12:   No meeting in the Library
January 9:        “A Letter Concerning Toleration”, John Locke *  [Philosophy]
February 13:     “Lady Windermere's Fan”, Oscar Wilde  [Play]
March 13:         “The Daughters of the Late Colonel”, Katherine Mansfield *  [Short Story]
April 10:           “Such, Such Were the Joys," "Shooting an Elephant," and "Politics and the English Language”, George Orwell  [Essays]
May 8:              “Saint Joan”, George Bernard Shaw  [Play]
June 12:            “Roman Fever”, Edith Wharton; “One of These Days”, Gabriel Garcia Marquez; and “Smokers”, Tobias Wolff  [Short Stories]
July 10:             “Death of a Pig," "Here is New York," and "The Years of Wonder", E. B. White  [Essays]
August 14:         “Confessions of a Fallen Standard Bearer”, Andreï Makine * (Discussion questions only)  [Novel]
September 11:   “The Nose” – Nikolai Gogol (Short story)
October 9:          “Beowulf” - translation by Seamus Heaney or Marie Devhana Headley (Epic poem)

* Great Books’ Great Conversations 6 anthology
   Can be purchased on Great Books website greatbooks.org/conversations6
   or may be available as a used copy from sites like ABE books or Thrift books.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Hybrid | Book Clubs & Discussion Groups |

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