Sunday, April 2, 2017

April 28, 2017—Bob Dylan lyrics


Next meeting is April 28, 2017, Plaza Library, 7:00p.m.
We'll be discussing lyrics by Bob Dylan.

It is suggested that our discussion will concentrate on song lyrics written by Bob Dylan by 1967 or earlier. However, there's an abundance of additional material by and about Dylan that can be referenced, including several books authored by Bob Dylan. Lyrics less that 50 years of age will be permitted (if they're good).

Wikipedia lists a total of 38 albums by Dylan (400± songs), but only albums published at least 50 years ago are included in the list below. The first album is not included because it contained only two songs written by Bob Dylan, and they are not well known. Lyrics for one of the songs on the 2nd album is not included because it was not authored by Dylan. Musical versions of many of Dylan's songs are available on YouTube, and if not by sung by Dylan there are almost always performances by other singers.

The following are links to Dylan song lyrics listed by album. 

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963, 2nd Album)

The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964, 3rd Album)

Another Side of Bob Dylan (1964, 4th Album) 

Bringing It All Back Home (1965, 5th Album)

Highway 61 Revisited (1965, 6th Album)

Blonde on Blonde (1966, 7th Album) 

John Wesley Harding (1967, 8th Album)

Here's an alternative link to a select group of lyrics:
Another alternative is this book of all the lyrics:
The Lyrics 1961-2012, by Bob Dylan

There's also this older version of the above book:

Here are some books written by Bob Dylan:
Chronicles: Volume Oneby Bob Dylan (memoir)
Tarantulaby Bob Dylan (fiction prose, lyrics & poetry)
If Not For You, by Bob Dylan (children's book)
Man Who Gave Names to All the Animals, by Dylan, Bob (children's book)
Forever Youngby Bob Dylan  (children's book)
Blowin' in the Wind, by Bob Dylan (children's book with CD)
If Dogs Run Freeby Bob Dylan (children's book with CD) 

Biography of Bob Dylan:
Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan, by Howard Sounes, published in 2001, updated version published 2011

Saturday, February 25, 2017

March 31, 2017—"A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories" by Flannery O'Connor


Next meeting is March 31, 2017. We will be discussing the book A Good Man is Hard to Find, by Flannery O’Connor.

Meeting Information:
Location: Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Small Meeting Room
Address: 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
Date: March 31, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM

A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories is a collection of short stories first published in 1955. The subjects of the short stories range from baptism ("The River") to serial killers ("A Good Man Is Hard to Find") to human greed and exploitation ("The Life You Save May Be Your Own"). The majority of the stories include jarring violent scenes that make the characters undergo a spiritual change. The short stories commonly have tones of Catholicism related to life and death scenarios.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

February 24, 2017— Native Son, by Richard Wright


Next meeting is February 24, 2017. We will be discussing the book Native Son, by Richard Wright.

Meeting Information:
Location: Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Small Meeting Room
Address: 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
Date: February 24, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM

Native Son (1940) is a novel written by African-American author Richard Wright. The novel tells the story of 20-year-old Bigger Thomas, an African-American youth living in utter poverty in a poor area on Chicago'sSouth Side in the 1930s.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

January 20, 2017— "Silence" by Shusaku Endo

Next meeting is January 20, 2017 (third friday of the Month). We will be discussing the book Silence by Shusaku Endo.

Meeting Information:
Location: Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Small Meeting Room
Address: 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
Date: January 20, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM


We are meeting on the third friday instead of the last friday because the Plaza Library will be closed January 23-27 to do RFID upgrade.