GreatBooksA dynamic, liberal arts education, for free at the public library!  Huntington Public Library's Great Books Reading and Discussion Group meets once a month to discuss works from a curriculum designed and published by the Great Books Foundation, an independent, nonprofit educational organization established in 1947 by University of Chicago educators Robert Maynard Hutchins and Mortimer Adler. Its mission is “to empower readers of all ages to become more reflective and responsible thinkers.”  To register, please use the program code HMA302.  For more information, contact Tom Cohn at .

Upcoming Great Book Discussions


Monday, January 22, 2018 · 7:00pm to 9:00pm · Auditorium

Register using code HMA302
“Selected Poems” by
John Keats (1795–1821) 
. Discuss three short poems written in the style of the odes of the Latin poet Horace: “Ode to a Nightingale,” “Ode on Melancholy,” and “Ode on a Grecian Urn.” Their tone is meditative, and their structures consistent in terms of stanza, rhyme and meter. Start off the New Year with a boost from Keats, considered one of the greatest poets in the whole lifespan of English language and literature..


Monday, February 26, 2018 · 7:00pm to 9:00pm · Auditorium

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“Ethan Brand,” by
by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864)
. Bartram tends a kiln in the shadow of Mount Graylock in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. His predecessor in this occupation, Ethan Brand, has been away for twenty years in search of what Hawthorne calls the “Unpardonable Sin.” Brand’s return to the solitary mountainside and nearby town affords a vehicle for Hawthorne’s reflections on the religious views of his New England forebears.

"Kiss Me, Kill Me" Mystery Book Discussion Group


Tuesday, January 16, 2018 · 2:00 - 4:00 pm · Main Meeting Room

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Devices & Desires by P.D. James
.  Scotland Yard’s Adam Dalgliesh leaves London to vacation in Norfolk and becomes involved in the hunt for the person responsible for a series of murders of young women – even as the crimes mysteriously continue after the prime suspect’s capture.   Registration required. Open to all.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018 · 2:00 - 4:00 pm · Main Meeting Room

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The Dry by Jane Harper
.  After receiving a sinister anonymous note when his best friend suspiciously dies, Federal Agent Aaron Falk is forced to confront the fallout of a false alibi he used when under suspicion for murder more than twenty years ago.  Registration required. Open to all.

Geeks, Books & Coffee


Monday, January 29, 2018 · 6:00 pm · Station Small Meeting Room

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Hyperion by Dan Simmons
. On the eve of Armageddon, with the entire galaxy at war, seven pilgrims set forth on a final voyage to Hyperion seeking the answers to the unsolved riddles of their lives. Each carries a desperate hope--and a terrible secret. And one may hold the fate of humanity in his hands. A stunning tour de force, this Hugo Award-winning novel is the first volume in a remarkable new science fiction epic by the author of The Hollow Man.  Registration required.  HPL cardholders only.


Monday, February 26, 2018· 6:00 pm · Station Small Meeting Room

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Outcast by Robert Kirkman & Paul Azaceta
.  Kyle Barnes has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and now he needs answers. Unfortunately, what he uncovers along the way could bring about the end of life on Earth as we know it.   Registration required.  HPL cardholders only.


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