Classics Revisited


Dates, Location

  • Third Thursday of each month (September—May)
  • 7 pm - 8 pm
  • Central Library, Boardroom (3rd floor) 
  • Phone 269-553-7839 for more information

“Reading and re-reading the best books of all time.”

Join these book-besotted local librarians for a lively discussion about favorite classics, both modern and old standards!  The Great GatsbyWuthering Heights, The Scarlet Letter, and Light in August have all been selections - but so have The Essays of E.B. White, Jayber Crow, and All the King's Men.

2013-2014 Schedule:

Long Summer Read: 100 Years of Solitude - September 19, 2013 by Gabriel MárquezLong Summer Read: 100 Years of Solitude - September 19, 2013  
Márquez, Gabriel
One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, and alive with unforgettable men and women -- brimming with truth, compassion, and a lyrical magic that strikes the soul -- this novel is a masterpiece in the art of fiction.
Selected Short Pieces - October 17, 2013 by Edgar PoeSelected Short Pieces - October 17, 2013  
Poe, Edgar
Dreams -- Spirits of the dead -- Evening star -- Dream within a dream -- Stanzas: "In youth have I known" -- A dream -- "The happiest day--The happiest hour" -- The lake--To-- -- Sonnet--To science -- To--: "The Bowers wherat, In dreams I see" -- Fairy-land -- Introduction -- Alone -- To Helen -- Israfel -- The city in the sea -- The sleeper -- The valley of unrest -- Lenore -- To one in paradise -- The coliseum -- The haunted place -- Sonnet--Silence -- The conqueror worm -- Dream-land -- The raven -- Ulalume--A ballad -- The bells -- Eldorado -- For Annie -- Annabel Lee -- Metzengerstein: A tale in imitation of the German -- Loss of breath: A tale a la Blackwood -- MS: Found in a bottle -- The assignation [The visionary] -- Berenice -- Some passages from the life of a lion [Lionizing] -- Shadow--A parable -- Silence--A fable -- Ligeia -- How to write a Blackwood article: A predicament -- Fall of the House of Usher -- William Wilson -- The man of the crowd -- The murders in the Rue Morgue -- A descent into the Maelström -- The colloquy of Monos and Una -- Never bet the devil your head: A tale with a moral -- The oval portrait -- The masque of the red death -- The pit and the pendulum -- The tell-tale heart -- The black cat -- A tale of the ragged mountains -- The premature burial -- The purloined letter -- Some words with a mummy -- The imp of the preverse -- The facts in the case of M. Valdemar -- The sphinx -- The cask of Amontillado -- Hop-frog: or, The eight chained ourang-outangs -- Review of "Twice-told tales by Nathanial Hawthorne" -- The philosophy of compositions -- Excerpts from The poetic principle.