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The Great Books Foundation is a nonprofit educational organization established in 1947, dedicated to reading the great authors, and fostering the idea that great books address questions of perennial concern to people the world over. This Foundation sponsors more than 850 discussion groups for college educators, elementary and secondary school programs, and book groups. Visit http://www.greatbooks.org for more information.

This Great Books discussion group meets at the Bloomingdale Library on the first Thursday of the month, September through June, from 7:30 to 8:45, in the conference room to the left of the entrance foyer.

We are currently reading from Great Conversations 2, a three volume set, published by the Great Books Foundation. This three book series is a collection of relatively short pieces from many different genres including short stories, essays, plays, and poems. These readings are intended for book groups and college courses that embrace both classic and contemporary writing.

Our current book is Great Conversations - Volume 2. The ISBN for this book is: 0-945159-48-X. Starting in March, we will be using Great Conversations -Volume 3. The ISBN for this book is 1-880323-17-6. The three volume set is available from the Great Books Organization in Chicago. Individual works from these anthologies may be found in libraries or on the internet. For more details on the individual works go to the Bloomingdale Public Library Web site--Programs--Book Groups--Great Books Discussion Group.

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Great Books Foundation. Great Conversations Series, Volume 3.

Bloomingdale Public Library

We are currently reading from Volume Three of the "Great Conversations Series", published by the Great Books Foundation. The ISBN for this book is[masked], and is available directly from the Great Books Foundation as a single book, or you may purchase the complete 3 volume series. For our November meeting, we will be discussing Rudyard Kipling's short story, "The Man Who Would Be King." All members are kindly asked to RSVP, either "Yes" or "No" a few days prior to each meeting.

Great Books Foundation. Great Conversations Series, Volume 3.

Bloomingdale Public Library

We are currently reading from Volume Three of the "Great Conversations Series", published by the Great Books Foundation. The ISBN for this book is[masked], and is available directly from the Great Books Foundation as a single book, or you may purchase the complete 3 volume series. For our December 3rd meeting, we will be discussing Luigi Pirandello's play, "Six Characters in Search of an Author." All members are kindly asked to RSVP, either "Yes" or "No" a few days prior to each meeting.

Great Books Foundation. Great Conversations Series, Volume 3.

Bloomingdale Public Library

We are currently reading from Volume Three of the "Great Conversations Series", published by the Great Books Foundation. The ISBN for this book is[masked], and is available directly from the Great Books Foundation as a single book, or you may purchase the complete 3 volume series. For our February 6th meeting we will be discussing "The Pardoner's Tale" from Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales." All members are kindly asked to RSVP, either "Yes" or "No" a few days prior to each meeting.

Great Books Foundation. Great Conversations Series, Volume 3.

Bloomingdale Public Library

We are currently reading from Volume Three of the "Great Conversations Series", published by the Great Books Foundation. The ISBN for this book is[masked], and is available directly from the Great Books Foundation as a single book, or you may purchase the complete 3 volume series. For our February 6th meeting we will be discussing "The Pardoner's Tale" from Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales." All members are kindly asked to RSVP, either "Yes" or "No" a few days prior to each meeting.

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