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Great Books, Great Conversations

Wednesday, July 5, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Members and guests – Free!

Online RSVP for this program has ended; to join please contact the Village office at 773.248.8700.

In 2023, we will read the selections in “Counterparts” from the Great Books Foundation. These readings are very accessible selections by authors such as Oscar Wilde, David Sedaris, and Betty Friedan. Come join the conversation! This discussion group is now in its thirteenth year, but new members are encouraged to join! The readings are short and stimulating, the conversations are lively, and the group is very welcoming to new participants.

For July, the group will read the selections on “Science”: “Rappaccini’s Daughter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne and “Vivisection” by Claude Bernard.

Illustration from an annotated version of ” Rappaccini’s Daughter” on


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Wednesday, July 5, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Chicago, IL United States + Google Map
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