Penrose Library Book Clubs

Great Books Classics

Discussions take place at Penrose Library in the Aspen meeting room. Discussions are open to everyone and registration is not required.

Copies of The Great Books Reading and Discussion Program First Series and Reader Aid are available in the PPLD collection.

Meeting Date/Time: 

2nd Tuesdays from 6:45 - 8:45 p.m.


January 9, 2018 - Selection from The Moral Sense of Man and the Lower Animals by Charles Darwin

February 13, 2018 - Othello by William Shakespeare

March 13, 2018 - First two sections of “Of Justice and Injustice” from A Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume

April 10, 2018 - Section “The Power of the Majority” from Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville

May 8, 2018 - Section “Individual Freedom” from The Philosophy of Money by Georg Simmel

June 12, 2018 - Antigone by Sophocles

July 10, 2018 - “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” by Ursula K. Le Guin

August 14, 2018 - Party!

September 11, 2018 - Selection from Utopia by Thomas More and “Utopia” by Wislawa Szymborska

October 9, 2018 - Selections from The Iliad by Homer and “The Shield of Achilles” by W. H. Auden

November 13, 2018 - Selection from A Paradise Built in Hell by Rebecca Solnit

December 11, 2018 - “Time” by Riichi Yokomitsu

Wendy (719) 233-1411