DEARBORN – The free book discussion group Classics Revisited will start meeting for fall sessions beginning Sept. 18 at Esper Branch Library, 12929 W. Warren, and then will continue monthly through December.
All sessions are open to the public and no registration is required.
There is a slight twist in the program for the fall sessions. The group will alternate between “reader’s choice” months and selected classic titles. Participants can read what they want during the reader’s choice months, and are welcome to tell the group about their selection — or just see what others are reading.
All discussions take place from 7 to 8 p.m.
The fall sessions are:
• Sept. 18: Reader’s Choice.
• Oct. 23: “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller. A haunting examination of groupthink and mass hysteria in a rural community. “I believe that the reader will discover here the essential nature of one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history,” Arthur Miller wrote in an introduction to “The Crucible,” his classic play about the witch hunts and trials in 17th-century Salem, Mass. Based on historical people and real events, Miller’s drama is a searing portrait of a community engulfed by hysteria.
• Nov. 20: Reader’s Choice.
• Dec. 18: “Anthem” by Ayn Rand. Set in a future nightmare of socialist collectivism, “Anthem” portrays a society in which friendship, love and individualism have been outlawed. Yet two people, Equality 7-2521 and Liberty 5-3000, escape to the forest outside the city where they fall in love and begin to rediscover love, individualism and free thought.
Paperback copies of the selected titles are available for checkout through the Dearborn Public Library. Call 313-943-2330, go to dearbornlibrary.org, or stop by Esper or Bryant branch libraries to check on availability of the titles.
The selected titles are also available on Hoopla and Overdrive, platforms DPL subscribes to that allow cardholders to borrow a wide range of digital content for free.
To receive meeting reminders for Classics Revisited, email [email protected]