Classics Revisited starts up this month

“Classics are books which, the more we think we know them through hearsay, the more original, unexpected, and innovative we find them when we actually read them.”
— Italo Calvino

DEARBORN – The free book discussion group series Classics Revisited will return this fall at Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave.

All sessions are open to the public and no registration is required.

Sessions take place on the third Wednesday of each month from September through May (except for the meeting in October, which is on the fourth Wednesday), at 7-8 p.m. in the Ford Room on the second floor.

The schedule is:

• September 20: “The Federalist Papers” (selections) by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay.

• October 25: “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith.

• November 15: Cicero: Selected Works.

• December 20: “Anne of Green Gables: Book 1” by L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery.

• January 17: “In Country” by Bobbie Ann Mason.

• February 21: “Enemy of the People” by Henrik Ibsen.

• March 21: “The Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahiri (part of the Big Read Dearborn – for more info, go to

• April 18: “Ordinary People” by Judith Guest.

• May 16: “Ulysses” by James Joyce.

Multiple copies of each book will be available for checkout through the Dearborn Public Library. Call 313-943-2330, go to, or stop by any Dearborn Public Library branch to check on availability of the titles.

To learn more about a book or its author, go to Literature Resource Center, a database available at

Send an email to to receive discussion questions and meeting reminders.