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Great Books Reading and Discussion Group with Tom

2023-01-23 19:00:00 2023-01-23 21:00:00 America/New_York Great Books Reading and Discussion Group with Tom Please join us to discuss “Lillies (selection)” by John Ruskin (1819-1900) and “The Feminine Mystique” by Betty Friedan (1921-2006) Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main Auditorium, HPL Adult Zoom

Monday, January 23
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-01-23 19:00:00 2023-01-23 21:00:00 America/New_York Great Books Reading and Discussion Group with Tom Please join us to discuss “Lillies (selection)” by John Ruskin (1819-1900) and “The Feminine Mystique” by Betty Friedan (1921-2006) Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main Auditorium, HPL Adult Zoom

Huntington Public Library Main Building

Main Auditorium, HPL Adult Zoom

Please join us to discuss “Lillies (selection)” by John Ruskin (1819-1900) and “The Feminine Mystique” by Betty Friedan (1921-2006)

A dynamic liberal arts education for free at the people’s university, the public library! Now in its seventeenth year, our group meets once a month to discuss timeless classics of literature and philosophy from a reading list chosen by the Chicago-based Great Books Foundation. Pick up a copy of Great Conversations 1 at the first-floor Customer Services desk for a materials fee of $10.  For more information, email Tom Cohn at: tom_cohn@huntlib.org or call 631-427-5165x270. Check out our blog at hplgreatbooks.blogspot.com.  Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in by email. 

This month we take up the theme of “Gender,” as seen through the lens of the politics and sociology of education for women in writings by John Ruskin and Betty Friedan. Ruskin was an English Victorian polymath and Oxford professor who became influential in a number of fields. Betty Friedan was an American author and feminist who argued that women should not be typecast into pursuing a particular kind of education because of societal expectations for them as propagated by myths of “feminine character.”

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, Jan 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jan 24 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jan 25 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jan 26 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jan 27 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Sat, Jan 28 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jan 29 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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