San Antonio Public Library Foundation - Great Books Seminars
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Great Books Seminars

This committee under the Library Foundation organizes great books seminars, which are modeled after the great books liberal arts program at St. John’s College. Led by Foundation Board Member Paul Martin, these are hosted twice a year – Spring and Fall – for those interested in attending.

2021 Update: For the time being, Great Books Seminars will be held via Zoom. Please contact Charles Massiatte at: to participate!

2021: Year of Plato’s Republic
FREE & Open to the Public

Our 2021 Great Books Seminars find us traveling back though time to engage and discuss one of the greatest books ever written, Plato’s Republic (any and all translations are welcome).

• February 6 : Book I
• March 6: Book II
• April 3: Book III
• May 1: Book IV
• June 5: Book V
• July: Break
• August 7: Book VI
• September 4: Book VII
• October 2: Book VIII
• November 6: Book IX
• December 4: Book X

Location: Seminars at the beginning of this year will be conducted on Zoom. Please let Charles Massiatte or Paul Martin know if you would like to be on the email list for the Zoom link (see contact info below).

Arrival: 10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Seminar: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The seminars will be led by Charles Massiatte, 210-724-6571/, and Paul Martin, 210-722-0400/

Bring your own coffee or Mimosas!

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