Saturday, March 29, 2014

April 25, 2014 -- The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather


We will discuss The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather at our next meeting.
Meeting Information:
Location: Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Small Meeting Room
Address: 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
Date: April 25, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
This is photo of March 29, 2014 meeting to discuss Robinson Crusoe. The little black object on table was the virtual presence via teleconference of Kip Wiedel, one of the three charter members who met together for the first meeting of Great Books KC ten years ago.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

March 28, 2014 -- Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe


We will discuss Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe at our next meeting.
Meeting Information:
Location: Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Small Meeting Room
Address: 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
Date: March 28, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM

Saturday, February 1, 2014

February 28, 2014 -- Song of Solomon from the Bible


Our Next Meeting:

Location: Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Small Meeting Room
Address: 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
Date: February 28, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Book for Discussion:
We will meet to discuss the book Song of Solomon from the Bible. It is also called Song of Songs.

Other news of Interest:
Join Library staff member Bernard Norcott-Mahany (member of our group) as he recounts "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (the movie Mitty is not the real Mitty) and other stories and cartoons by James Thurber. 
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Waldo Branch Library, 201 E. 75th St.
RSVP: kclibrary.org -- 816 701 3407

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

December 6, 2013 Meeting

Photo taken at December 6, 2013 meeting. Four people who were present are not in photo -- They're off to left and right edges and behind camera.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

January 31, 2014 -- Oedipus at Colonus, by Sophocles


Our Next Meeting:
Location: Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Small Meeting Room
Address: 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
Date: January 31, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM

We will meet to discuss the book, Oedipus at Colonus, by Sophocles.

The following link provides some thoughts and recommended translations from Bernard Norcott-Mahany (member of our group).
http://greatbookskcdiscussion.blogspot.com/2013/12/oedipus-at-colonus-by-sophocles.html

Friday, December 6, 2013

2014 Schedule of Books -- Great Books KC


January 31, 2014 -- Oedipus at Colonus, by Sophocles
February 28, 2014 -- Song of Solomon from the Bible
March 28, 2014 -- Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
April 25, 2014 -- The Song of the Lark, by Willa Cather
May 30, 2014 -- A Winter's Tale, by Shakespeare
June 27, 2014 -- Ulysses, by James Joyce
July 25, 2014 -- Ulysses, by James Joyce
August 29, 2014 -- Ulysses, by James Joyce
September 26, 2014 -- The Future of an Illusion, by Sigmund Freud
October 31, 2014 -- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
December 5, 2014 -- Snow Country, by Yasunari Kawabata

Saturday, October 26, 2013

December 6, 2013 -- The Hound of Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Our Next Meeting:
Location: Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Small Meeting Room
Address: 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
Date: December 6, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM

We will meet to discuss the book, The Hound of Baskervilles.

Our group will also select the books for next year’s meeting schedule. You are welcome to share your suggestions by commenting below or emailing Clif Hostetler at cvhostetler@gmail.com

The following links can provide you guidance regarding our selection process:

Saturday, September 28, 2013

October 25 -- Medea by Euripides

Our Next Meeting:
Location: Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Small Meeting Room
Address: 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
Time: 7:00 PM

We will meet to discuss the play Medea by Euripides. Medea is an ancient Greek tragedy based upon the myth of Jason and Medea. The play was first produced in 431 BC. The plot centers on the barbarian protagonist as she finds her position in the Greek world threatened, and the revenge she takes against her husband Jason who has betrayed her for another woman.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Schedule for Rest of Year

October 25 -- Medea by Euripides
December 6 -- The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
All our meetings are at the Plaza Library, Small Meeting Room, at 7:00 p.m.