Great Books

Meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 PM at the Gail Borden Library.
Call 847-742-2411 for more information.

2016-2017 Discussion Schedule

Date:  12 September 2016
Book/Author:  Winesburg Ohio — Sherwood Anderson

Date:  10 October 2016
Book/Author:  The Darling”  — Anton Checkhov

Date:  14 November 2016
Book/Author:  The Iliad (Books 1, 20 and 24) — Homer

Date:  12 December 2016
Poetry Session

  • Love” — George Herbert
  • “My Life had stood – a Loaded Gun” — Emily Dickinson
  • Frederico’s Ghost” — Martin Espada
  • “The Moose” — Elizabeth Bishop
  • London” — William Blake

Alternate List

  • Facing It” — Yusef Komunyakaa
  • “Daystar” — Rita Dove
  • The Tyger” / “The Lamb” — William Blake
  • “My Last Duchess” — Robert Browning
  • Indian Boarding School” — Louise Erdrich
  • Street Kid — Duane Niatum
  • Theme for English B” — Langston Hughes

Date:  9 January 2017
Book/Author:  Lava Cameo” — Eavan Boland
Source:  Great Books Great Conversations 4 anthology

Date: 13 February 2017
Book/Author:  Persuasion — Jane Austen

Date:  13 March 2017
Book/Author:  Lear, Tolstoy, and the Fool” — George Orwell

Date:  17 April 2017
Book/Author:  Poems in Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman will be the foundation for the discussion, as we explore the impact the Civil War of 1861-65 had on the development of Whitman’s poetry style.

Date:  8 May 2017
Book/Author:  Women’s Diaries of Westward Journey — Lillian Schlissel

Date:  12 June 2017
Book/Author:  Their Eyes Were Watching God — Zora Neale Hurston

Date: 10 July 2017
Book/Author:  Pigeon Feathers” — John Updike

Date:  14 August 2017
Book/Author:  My Name is Asher Lev —Chaim Potok