Right: Library speaker Jerry Leitner discusses the gospel of Mary Magdala, a Common Ground program, in October. Due to its size, the group gathered in James Parlor, on the second floor of 77 W. Washington St. for this program. 

Upcoming Events & Programs

Theater event - "An Evening with C.S. Lewis"
at the Broadway Playhouse at Watertower
Saturday, October 26, 4 PM 
Join members of the Swedenborg Library attending the well-received one-man show, "An Evening with C.S. Lewis" starring David Payne. 
   Famed literary figure C.S. Lewis was nothing if not an entertaining storyteller — the lasting impact of his novels The Narnia Chronicles and The Screwtape Letters are proof of that.    
   Now, London-born actor/playwright David Payne brings the witty and engaging author back to life in this one-man show, in the Broadway Playhouse theater at Water Tower Place.

Date: Saturday October 26
Time: 4 PM Matinee
Fee:  $35 while our group tix are available

Contact Karen at Info@SwedLib.org if you are interested in participating with the group. 
BOOK GROUP:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2019 / 2-3:30 PM
THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS by C.S. Lewis
The Swedenborg Library Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. 

The Screwtape Letters by C.S.  Lewis is a classic masterpiece of religious satire that entertains readers with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below." At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C.S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging account of temptation—and triumph over it—ever written. 

For information on joining the group, contact the Swedenborg Library. Copies of the book are available on loan from the Swedenborg Library.

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 / 2-3:30 pm
Location: Swedenborg Library, 17th floor,  77 W. Washington St., Chicago.
Fee: Freewill donation toward refreshments.

BOOK GROUP:
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2019 / 2-3:30 PM
THE SOCIOPATH NEXT DOOR by MARTHA STOUT PhD
The Swedenborg Library Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss "The Sociopath Next Door" by Martha Stout, PhD. 

We are accustomed to think of sociopaths as violent criminals, but in The Sociopath Next Door, clinical psychologist Martha Stout reveals that a shocking 4% of ordinary people have an often undetected mental disorder, the chief symptom of which is the complete absence of conscience. They could be your colleague, your neighbor, even family. And they can do literally anything at all and feel absolutely no guilt, shame or remorse. 
  In The Sociopath Next Door, Dr. Stout teaches you how to identify a sociopath and how to protect yourself from the ones who cross your path. 

  We will discuss this book, which is available on loan from the Swedenborg Library, on Wednesday, November 20. 
  For information on joining the group, contact the Swedenborg Library.

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 / 2-3:30 pm
Location: Swedenborg Library, 17th floor,  77 W. Washington St., Chicago.
Fee: Freewill donation toward refreshments.