MORRISTOWN, NJ - New virtual “classics” book club – don’t worry – it isn’t high school English class!

Join us for the latest Virtual Classics Book Club on May 28. Feel free to login via your computer or call on your phone!

Join us in this session to discuss and celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. Many people may already have these books on their shelves at home but there are loads of ways to download classic eBooks and eAudiobooks for free online. The Age of Innocence is available widely for free online, one source is Standard eBooks.

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Edith Wharton’s home, The Mount in Lenox, Massachusetts, has a page devoted to the novel’s centennial and will be launching a special online exhibit on the book later in May.

Other resources for classic books include (though there are many more!) Project Gutenberg, a volunteer effort to provide free digital copies of public domain books, and LibriVox, which does the same except it produces audiobooks instead of digital text.



How do you attend online you may ask? We will be using a free app called GoToMeeting. You can either dial in by phone, or access the program via your computer or tablet using the GoToMeeting app.

Are you new to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/739338205

GoToMeeting can also help you download the app here: https://support.logmeininc.com/gotomeeting/get-ready with follow-along instructions, it even checks to make sure your computer can support it!



Access to the program, via telephone or the app, requires an access code. Please email this event’s program presenter at james.collins@mmt.mainlib.org and include in your email your full name and town of residence to receive the access code.

If you have difficulty downloading the app, you can email our reference desk for help at info@jfpl.org

For updates and links to the above, go to: https://mmtlibrary.org/events/virtual-classics-book-club-the-age-of-innocence-by-edith-wharton/.

For more classics to read during the quarantine: https://www.vox.com/culture/2020/5/7/21241370/quarantine-reading-how-to-read-the-classics-great-books-canon.