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Great Books Reading and Discussion Group

2024-04-22 19:00:00 2024-04-22 20:00:00 America/New_York Great Books Reading and Discussion Group Please join us to discuss “The Playboy of the Western World by John M. Synge (1871-1909). Huntington Public Library Main Building - HPL Adult Zoom, Main Meeting Room

Monday, April 22
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-22 19:00:00 2024-04-22 20:00:00 America/New_York Great Books Reading and Discussion Group Please join us to discuss “The Playboy of the Western World by John M. Synge (1871-1909). Huntington Public Library Main Building - HPL Adult Zoom, Main Meeting Room

Huntington Public Library Main Building

HPL Adult Zoom, Main Meeting Room

Please join us to discuss “The Playboy of the Western World by John M. Synge (1871-1909).

Share in an exploration of highly regarded classics of literature, history and philosophy with other library patrons through the discussion technique known as “Shared Inquiry.” Selections are from Great Conversations 2, available for purchase at the Main Library front desk at the reduced price of $10 thanks to a generous donation from the Friends of the Library.

“The Playboy of the Western World by John M. Synge (1871-1909): John M. Synge was an important figure in the Irish literary renaissance of the early twentieth century. In his comedic play “The Playboy of the Western World,” set in the West of Ireland, Christy Mahon becomes an object of veneration – especially among local women – when he returns to his small hometown with a tale of having killed his abusive father. The plot twists when his father turns up alive. Synge writes in his preface to the play: “In a good play every speech should be as fully flavored as a nut or apple, and such speeches cannot be written by anyone who works among people who have shut their lips on poetry.”

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Hybrid | Book Discussions |

TAGS: | great books | classics | book discussion |

Huntington Public Library Main Building

Phone: 631-427-5165

Hours
Mon, May 27 Closed
(Memorial Day )
Tue, May 28 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, May 29 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, May 30 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, May 31 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Sat, Jun 01 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 02 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

The Main is located in the heart of Huntington Village, on the corner of Prospect Street and Main Street. The Main has a large auditorium and two smaller meeting rooms, one room for Children's programs and a conference room. There is also a Local History room located on the second floor and an Art Gallery located on the lower level.

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