Books and Big Ideas

Books and Big Ideas is what we call our approach to literature and philosophy! Check out our calendar for upcoming discussions.

Books and Big Ideas discussion groups were created on the premise that the best stories are the ones that we read over and over again, the stories that grow with us as individuals and as a community. When we come together to talk about these stories, we enrich their meaning by learning what they mean to others.

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Grey Havens book discussions are also philosophy discussions. Our five ongoing book groups for kids and teens are safe places for young people to explore the big ideas of philosophy by talking about the ideas they come across in good books. Kids and teens are natural philosophers who thrive when their deepest ideas are heard and cherished!

We have intergenerational discussions and book discussions for adults, too. In fact, our Books and Big Ideas program is always expanding! Visit our calendar for the most up-to-date list of discussions.

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Grey Havens YA (Young Adult) is a science fiction/fantasy discussion group and much more for young adults in grades 6-12. We meet weekly to explore profound ideas through the stories we love! 

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If you are in 6th-12th grade and are interested in becoming part of our community, fill out our Newcomer Interest Form. If you are an adult who would like to volunteer to help our community of young adults thrive, email us at

Prefects and Junior Prefects are Harry Potter book discussion groups for ages 8-17. These groups encourage creative and critical thinking through an age-appropriate, chapter-by-chapter examination of the world of Harry Potter!

Lincoln PrefectsGroups meet at Carbon Valley Regional Library (Firestone) and Erie Community Library. Call 888-861-7323 to register or visit and click on “Carbon Valley Events” or “Erie Events” to find us on the High Plains Library District Calendar.

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Contact us at or 720-224-3804 if you would like us to host a book discussion for kids and teens you know. Don’t forget to check our calendar regularly for new discussions!

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“A star shines on the hour of our meeting.”  —J.R.R. Tolkien