|Saturday, January 21st
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Book Discussion Group: The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought by Susan Jacoby
Our book for January is “The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought” by Susan Jacoby. We had planned to discuss this in December, but postponed that discussion due to snow.
Copies of the book are widely available in public libraries in Connecticut, and at local and online booksellers.
|Monday, January 16th
Monthly Meeting: A Journey in Spain
January has become the month in which we welcome Steve and Susan Boshi with a travelogue based on their travels the previous summer.
Steve says, “In 711 AD, North African Muslims, or Moors, stormed across the Mediterranean into Gibraltar, and began the domination of the Iberian Peninsula. By 1492, the reconquista had pushed them from Spain, leaving behind Catholic rule, strongly influenced by Muslim culture. Join us for an armchair voyage to this fascinating place where we will explore some of the most important destinations in Spain, including Barcelona, Toledo, Cordoba, and Granada with its magnificent Alhambra.”
We will start with half an hour of coffee and conversation at 7:00 PM. . The main program will follow brief announcements at 7:30 PM
|Saturday, January 7th
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
POSTPONED TO Saturday, February 4 due to snow
Humanist Explorations: Out of My Dreams
This meeting has been postponed until February
As we begin a new year, albeit somewhat inauspiciously, we can celebrate the life and work of one of the true unsung (pardon the unintentional pun) humanists of the twentieth century, Oscar Hammerstein II. In his writing and the lyrics for a thousand songs, he touched upon the human condition in ways rarely exceeded for the sensitivity contained therein. Join us for this informative and uplifting look at one of the true optimists in all of history.
Refreshments will be served.