Tuesday, January 13, 2015

New New New Book/Film Discussion Group!

Please answer these questions at your earliest convenience...

Are you (literally) always right?
Do your family members suddenly remember the socks they haven't sorted or the dust at the bottom of the basement stairs, just when you begin to tell them about an interesting tidbit you came across while rereading The Letters of Pliny the Younger?
Is your brain's Drafts folder overflowing with unfinished letters to the editors of, well... everything?
In contentious verbal debates, do you often number your arguments (as in "Number 1, not all angels even know how to dance...")
When you think back on engaging discussions you've had, do any of the following images creep into your consciousness?
White knights and black knights jousting in an open field.
Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots.
Lincoln and Douglas.
Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier.
Muhammad Ali vs. your 9th grade gym teacher.
A white-tailed deer and 9 hungry wolves.

If you answered yes (or no) to any of these questions, we have a new book discussion group for you.

On Thursday, Feb. 26 at 10 am, we will inaugurate our newest book/film discussion group: The Fourth-Thursday-of-the-Month-Provocative-Non-fiction-Book-Discussion Group. The group will meet on the fourth Thursday of each month.

Here's what we plan:
Books chosen to encourage debate.
Lively, engaging, civil(!) discussion based on ideas, opinions and principles.
Three-month themes; e.g. the first three months' books will focus on War.
The first book will be Among the Dead Cities by A.C. Grayling.

For more information, feel free to email Rob Lerman RLerman@minlib.net.

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