Great Books Discussions -- Lone Tree Library

The Lone Tree Great Books Group meets on the first Thursday night each month from 7 to approximately 8:30 at the Lone Tree Library.

We will follow the general open-ended "Shared Inquiry" discussion guidelines of the Great Books Foundation (GBF). And, as the GBF guidelines suggest, participants are expected to meet with the group regularly and to have read the material thoroughly in order to participate in the discussions. Of course, emergencies happen, and life occasionally gets in the way; so if you will be unable to attend, please notify one of the facilitators by phone or email.

The following is our tentative schedule for the coming months. Always subject to change, changes will be announced and posted well in advance of the discussion sessions. Please be sure your facilitators have your up-to-date email address and phone numbers.

Facilitator: David Williams (303)345-1335 or (303)708-8854,

Selections are from Great Conversations 2

Date (2014) Title Author
April 3 The Fall of the House of Usher Edgar Allen Poe
May 1 Bartleby the Scrivener Herman Melville
June 5 Goblin Market Christina Rossetti
July 3 [this meeting may be cancelled]
August 7 Physics and World Philosophy Max Planck
September 4 The Playboy of the Western World John M. Synge
October 2 Planning and Democracy (from The Road to Serfdom) Friedrich Hayek
November 6 Distributive Justice Edgar Allen Poe
December 4 Guests of the Nation Herman Melville