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Virtual General Book Club
Monday October 12 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
It is time to brush up on your Plato. Join the General Book Club, virtually via Zoom, when we discuss Plato’s The Symposium.
In the course of a lively drinking party, a group of Athenian intellectuals exchange views on eros, or desire. From their conversation emerges a series of subtle reflections on gender roles, sex in society and the sublimation of basic human instincts. The discussion culminates in a radical challenge to conventional views by Plato’s mentor, Socrates, who advocates transcendence through spiritual love. The Symposium is a deft interweaving of different viewpoints and ideas about the nature of love.
Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and a password to the meeting. Join the Zoom meeting 5 minutes prior to the program, especially if you haven’t used Zoom before.
Copies of the book are available in the Adult Services department. It can also be downloaded through Hoopla. For more information or help with registration contact Teresa at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2114 or email@example.com.