San Rafael Public Library

Great Books Reading and Discussion Group

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When:
May 2, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
2019-05-02T13:30:00-07:00
2019-05-02T15:00:00-07:00
Where:
San Rafael Public Library
1100 E Street
San Rafael
CA 94901
Contact:
(415) 388-2987

Great Books Reading and Discussion Group

Join the group for a monthly discussion of literature as “a fun and challenging way to become thoughtful, more engaged citizens.” Each 1st Thursday of the month, 1:30 – 3:00 pm, the group will meet to discuss that month’s selection. The readings range from nonfiction to fiction and ancient to modern. The discussion is free and open to all.

February 7 – Water Songs by Terry Tempest Williams
All of the following selections are from: Keeping Things Whole: Readings in Environmental Science, Great Books Foundation, 2004. Copies of each chapter are available at the Reference Desk.

2019
February 7 – Water Songs / Terry Tempest Williams
March 7 – The Politics of Wilderness and The Practice of the Wild / R. Edward Grumbine.
April 4 – Cutover / Jan Zita Grover.
May 2 – Dimensions of Deformity / Gordon L. Miller.
June 6 – Rules for the direction of the mind / René Descartes
July 4 – Independence Day Holiday – Library Closed
August 1 – Katahdin / Henry David Thoreau
September 5 –  Death of a pine / Henry David Thoreau
October 3 – Man and nature / George Perkins Marsh
November 7 – The biosphere / Vladimir I. Vernadsky
December 5 – The climax concept / Frederic E. Clements

2020
January 2 – The ecosystem / A.G. Tansley
February 6 – The land ethic / Aldo Leopold
March 5 – Odyssey / Aldo Leopold
April 2 – The economics of the coming spaceship Earth / Kenneth E. Boulding
May 7 – The tragedy of the commons / Garrett Hardin
June 4 – The closing circle / Barry Commoner
July 2 – The world’s biggest membrane / Lewis Thomas
August 6-  Intricacy / Annie Dillard
September 3 – The recognition of Gaia / James E. Lovelock
October 1 – The end of nature / Bill McKibben
November 5 – The words nature, wild, and wilderness / Gary Snyder

For more information contact:
Louis C. Rutledge 415-388-2937 or louiscrutledge@msn.com
Philip Sheridan 415-388-2987 or pjsheridan@comcast.net

www.greatbooks.org

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