GreatBooksA dynamic, liberal arts education, for free at the public library!  Sample a “tasting menu” of great literature and philosophy in the library’s Great Books program, now in its 16th year. Participants find the Shared Inquiry™ approach, popularized by the Chicago based Great Books Foundation, to be a powerful learning tool. The readings are short and well-suited for our busy lifestyles. Re-connect with an author you have loved or discover a new one! 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: . Check out our blog at hplgreatbooks.blogspot.com.

 

"The Secret Sharer" by Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

Monday, November 22  •  7:00 pm • Register online HERE
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The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)
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Joseph Conrad was born in Poland and was a merchant mariner for many years. He did not learn English until his early 20s. After his years at sea, he settled in England and wrote fiction based on his experiences. In time he gained critical acclaim for the seriousness of his work. In “The Secret Sharer,” a ship’s captain newly appointed to his command, who wonders if he “should turn out faithful to that ideal conception of one’s own personality everyman set for himself secretly,” hauls a mysterious naked man aboard and hides him in his cabin. The man had been a crewmember on another ship and had killed someone. In the interplay of the two characters, Conrad weaves a chilling tale that touches on large themes of human destiny.

 

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“Kiss Me, Kill Me” Mystery Book Discussions with Donna

 

The Murder List by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Wednesday, November 17 • 2:00 - 4:00 pm • Register online HERE
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The Murder List by Hank Phillippi Ryan

The Murder List by Hank Phillippi Ryan

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Please join us in November for a discussion of "The Murder List" by Hank Phillippi Ryan, with Special Guest Author Hank Phillippi Ryan ... A bright, hard-working law student married to a faithful and devoted husband discovers that everything she believes about her life is false and is caught up in a game of cat-and-mouse for her very survival.

 

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Unfinished Business by J.A. Jance

Tuesday, December 14 • 2:00 - 4:00 pm • Register online HERE
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Unfinished Business by J.A. Jance

Unfinished Business by J.A. Jance

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Please join us in December for a discussion of "Unfinished Business" by J.A. Jance, with Special Guest Author J.A. Jance ... Ali Reynolds' personal life is in turmoil when two separate men show up on the scene-a serial killer and a former employee of her husband's who has just been released from a sixteen-year prison sentence for murdering his girlfriend. With lives hanging in the balance, Ali must thread the needle between good and evil in this heart-pounding and sharply written thriller from J.A. Jance, the "grand master of the genre."   Open to all. Registration is required. You will receive a Zoom link by email the day before the meeting.

 

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We now have access to the wireless printing service Princh. Go to print.princh.com or install the Princh app for iOs or Android on your device and enter print ID # 103593 (Main printer) or 103594 (Station printer). Then upload files to be printed and select Pay at Desk. Printing costs are .10/BW; .25/Color. Enter your name and click order print. Call the Main Customer Service desk at 631-427-5165, the Station desk at 631-421-5053 or visit the library to schedule the pick-up of your printouts. Print jobs will be released and printed ONLY when you arrive ensuring the privacy of your documents.

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