Great Courses Discussion Group
What is The Great Courses?
Great Courses is a series of college-level video courses taught by real professors. The lectures are streamed followed by brief periods of discussion: no cost, commitment, or homework. New participants are welcome at any time.
What is the course currently being presented?Ancient Civilizations of North America
Course description: This course traces the history of civilizations of North America beginning with the human migration into the continent, moving through Paleo-Indian times, and finishing with the Archaic period and European contact. The course focuses on the Mississippians and American Southwest peoples, as well as the hunter-gatherers of the Pacific Coast, the bison hunters of the Great Plains, and the peoples of Northeast America. This course is presented in a series video lectures by Dr. Edwin Barnhart, Director of the Mayan Exploration Center.
When and where does the discussion group meet?The group meets every Monday from 6:30-8:00 PM. Due to the popularity of the program and space limitations of the library, the program is now held at Discover Church at 15495 US Highway 90 E.
Friends of the LibraryLibraries offer the most to communities that are actively involved with the library. The most effective method of being involved with the library is through a Friends of the Library group. Membership is easy, and the rewards are many. To join our Friends group, just fill out an application in the library and attend the next meeting. There are no membership dues, and you can participate as much or as little as your schedule permits.
What is the purpose of a Friends group?The Friends of the Library is a group of individuals of all ages who support the library through volunteering their time and talent and attending library events and programs whenever they can.
What specific jobs do the Friends perform?
Our Friends have a wide variety of talents and support the library in many ways. General volunteering at the library, volunteering at library programs such as summer reading, helping out at book sales, baking treats for fundraisers, repairing books, brainstorming ideas for future library programs, and helping with our Flags Across Castroville Project are just some of the ways our Friends make the library awesome.
Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM and last about an hour and a half.
Computer ClassesComputer classes are currently on hold due to the pandemic. Please check back later.
Writing group is currently on hold due to the pandemic. Please check back later.
More to Come...
The library would like to expand its selection of adult programs in the near future. If there is something, in particular, you would like us to add; please let us know!