This will be a diverse group who will meet monthly to share our observations, insights, and sometimes personal lessons, we find in the Great Books, fiction and non-fiction works, that still change the world.
We use the Great Books Foundation's assorted collections, like "The Great Books Reading and Discussion Program" Series to allow us to make easy and quick reference to whichever text we're discussing.
Great Books offer insights into human experience and common challenges to living a good life well, and offer happiness and hope for today and into the future.
It's always a good time to read the greatest writings of all times. And better times are enjoyed when discussing Great Books with happy, hopeful fellow readers. Join us soon.
The new Anoka Great Books Discussion Group will have as its first text _Great Conversations 1_ ADU-GC1 | ISBN[masked] | Softcover | 544 pages and available directly from The Great Books Foundation via
Here's a brief description from the above web page:
Great Conversations 1, an anthology of fifteen classic and contemporary selections, is ideal for book discussion groups and college humanities courses. Biographical headnotes and discussion questions accompany each selection, and a thematic guide offers suggestions for reading the selections across genres and disciplines.
We will read and discuss one chapter of the 15 each month. All 15 readings are listed at the above web page.
Initially we'll be meeting the last Friday's of each month from 10 AM - 11:30 AM. We take a brief break mid-way for refreshments.
The last Friday in January, 2014, will be when we gather to discuss chapter 1.
Please recommend other meeting times that may better suit your personal schedules, and with enough interest we can begin a second section that meets on another day and/or at other time of day.