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booksThe free book discussion group “Classics Revisited” will be returning this fall at the Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave.,  in the Ford Collection Room from 7 to 8 p.m. on the dates listed below. All sessions are open to the public and no registration is required.

The fall 2018 schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, September 19: “Civil Disobedience,” by Henry David Thoreau
    • A classic manifesto of non-violent protest, read and used by Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. 
  • Tuesday, October 16: Influence, by Robert B. Cialdini
    • Learn the six psychological principles that drive the human impulse to comply to the pressures of others, how to use them to become a skilled persuader, and how to defend oneself against manipulation.  
  • Wednesday, November 21: The Bark Covered House by William Nowlin
    • A thrilling account of real pioneer life in the wilderness of Dearborn, Michigan (early to mid-1800s).
  • Wednesday, December 19: Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton
    • Exquisitely details the struggle between love and responsibility through the experiences of men and women in Gilded Age New York.

Multiple paperback copies of each book will be available for checkout through the Dearborn Public Library. Please call (313) 943-2330, visit dearbornlibrary.org, or stop by any Dearborn Public Library branch to check on availability of the titles. Also, some titles are available in ebook on Hoopla, Overdrive, and/or Project Gutenberg.  (Hoopla and Overdrive are platforms the Library subscribes to that allow Dearborn Public Library cardholders to borrow a wide range of digital content for free).

If you would like to receive discussion questions and meeting reminders for Classics Revisited, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mark Twain once defined a “classic” as “a book which people praise and don't read.” Whether you’ve read the book or not, please feel free to attend the discussion.