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Great Books Discussions -- Lone Tree Library

The Lone Tree Great Books Group meets on the first Thursday night each month from 7 PM to approximately 8:30 PM 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)708-8854,

Selections are from either Great Conversations 6 (CG6) or Even Deadlier (ED); both published by the Great Books Foundation.

Date (2015) Title Author
April 2 La Grande Bretèche Honore de Balzac (ED)
May 7 The Old Gentleman Frances Hwang (ED)
June 4 On Tranquility of Mind Seneca (GC6)
July 2 The New Organon Francis Bacon (GC6)
August 6 Krakatau Jim Shepard (ED)
September 3 Weekend Faye Weldon (ED)
October 1 A Letter Concerning Toleration John Locke (GC6)
November 5 Discourse Seven Joshua Reynolds (GC6)
December 3 Torch Song John Cheever (ED)
January 7, 2016 My First Two Women Nadine Gordimer (ED)