Great Books

Explore a wide variety of classic literature from ancient Greece to the mid-twentieth century. We rotate member moderators in this casual, conversational environment. Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7 PM in the Mezzanine Meeting Room.
Wednesday, December 3: The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

Imaginative and innovative, The Last of the Mohicans quickly became the most widely read work of the day, solidifying the popularity of America's first successful novelist in the United States and Europe. Required reading in many American literature classics, the novel presents a stirring picture of a vanishing people and the end to a way of life in the eastern forests.

Wednesday, January 7: Reader's Choice of a selection of 10 Poems by Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson was a reclusive American poet. Unrecognized in her own time, Dickinson is known posthumously for her unusual use of form and syntax. Dickinson's remarkable work was published after her death and she is now considered one of the towering figures of American literature.


Wednesday, February 4: The Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence

When T. E. Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom first appeared in 1922 it was immediately recognized as a literary masterpiece. In writing his extraordinary account of the Arab Revolt of 1916–1918 and his own role in it, T.E. Lawrence sealed his place in history and legend as Lawrence of Arabia. This is a towering achievement of both autobiography and military history, as well as a first-rate adventure story, Seven Pillars of Wisdom is a must read.