Library Information

Great Books Program
Belvedere-Tiburon (Rex Fink Chapter)

Meetings - 2nd Tuesday, Founders Room, Belvedere-Tiburon Library
1:15-3:00 pm

no meetings in July and August.

For questions or further information, please contact
Facilitator / Leader Phyllis Trieber, 415-435-1452 or
phyllistrieber@comcast.net
Honorary Leader: Chuck Auerbach.
Co-Facilitators: Marvin Mars and Alice Shelton.

Selections are alternated monthly from two books published by The Great Books Foundation. Great Conversations 5 is an anthology of 15 classic and contemporary selections “intended for those who believe that great books – regardless of when and where they were written – address questions of perennial concern.” Even Deadlier is an “anthology of 14 short story masterpieces selected for discussion and reflection” intended to “stoke your imagination while you feed your soul”.

Books can be ordered through The Great Books Foundation,  http://store.greatbooks.org/book-groups-colleges.html or 1-800-222-5870.

The 2014- 2015 schedule is:

September 9, 2014 – Great Conversations 5
Hermann Hesse:  Siddhartha

October 14, 2014 – Even Deadlier
Honore de Balzac:  “La Grande Breteche”

November 18, 2014 (one week later, due to holiday) – Great Conversations 5
Euripides:  “Hekabe”

December 9, 2014 - Even Deadlier
Frances Hwang:  “The Old Gentleman”

January 13, 2015 – Great Conversations 5
John Keats:  Selected poems (“Ode to a Nightingale”, “Ode on a Grecian Urn” and “Ode on Melancholy”).

February 10, 2015 - Even Deadlier
Jim Shepard:  “Krakatau”

March 10, 2015 – Great Conversations 5
Nathaniel Hawthorne:  “Ethan Brand”

April 14, 2015 - Even Deadlier
Fay Weldon:  “Weekend”

May 12, 2015 – Great Conversations 5
John Stuart Mill:  “The Criterion of a Good Form of Government”

June 9, 2015 - Even Deadlier
John Cheever:  “Torch Song”

July 2015
No meeting, but please read the novel, The Bell by Iris Murdoch, for discussion in September.

August 2015
No meeting, but please read the novel, The Bell by Iris Murdoch, for discussion in September.

September 8, 2015 – Great Conversations 5
Iris Murdoch:  The Bell

October 13, 2015 - Even Deadlier
Nadine Gordimer:  “My First Two Women”

November 10, 2015 - Great Conversations 5
George Santayana: “Masks”

December 8, 2015 - Even Deadlier
F. Scott Fitzgerald:  “Babylon Revisited”