Great Courses Discussion Group
What are 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?
This course takes us to the heart of the events behind China's new global presence, giving us a clear understanding of both the story itself and its critical implications for the world. As China's policies increasingly impact the world community in economic, military, and environmental terms, these lectures provide crucial understanding of the most important new force in today's world. The course is presented as a series of video lectures by Professor Richard Baum, Ph.D.
When does the discussion group meet?The group meets every Monday from 6:30-8:00 PM.
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 ClassesThe library offers basic and intermediate computer classes several times throughout the year. Computer classes are free but registration is required. We currently do not have any computer classes scheduled but hope to have some in the fall. Check back or call the library for updates.
The library would like to help local writers achieve their goals by offering a space to write, hosting write-ins, and forming a writer's group. However, we can only do this if we have enough interest in the program. Please let us know if this is something you'd like to see happen.
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!