All library locations will be closed Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day.

Great Books Discussions -- Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock

We normally meet the first Monday of the month, unless holidays dictate otherwise. All meetings run from 7 pm to 8:30 pm and will normally be held in the new Central Meeting Room of the PSM Library.

Great Conversations 1

Date (2014) Title Author
January 6 The Theory of the Leisure Class Thorstein Veblen
February 3 Tell Me a Riddle Olsen
March 3 Boys and Girls Alice Munro
April 7 The Stages of Life Carl Jung
May 5 Douglass: Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass, an American Slave Frederick Douglass

Great Conversations 2

Date (2014) Title Author
June 2 The Story of Samson (Judges 13–16)
July 7 Selected Poems John Donne
August 4 Descartes: Meditations 1 and 2 Rene Descartes
September 8 The Nose Nikolai Gogol
October 6 The Grand Inquisitor Fyodor Dostoevsky
November 3 The Fall of the House of Usher Edgar Allen Poe
December 1 Bartleby the Scrivener Herman Melville

* Members must obtain their own copies of Douglass since "Great Conversations 1" only provides a Discussion Guide for this reading.

At our November meeting we will request volunteers to lead the remaining "Great Conversations 2" discussions in 2015.