Great Decisions
May 29, 2024


06/04/24 @ 10:00am –
06/04/24 @ 11:30am

Meeting Room C

Mammen Family Public Library

Registration Required

Registration for this event is required.


The library makes every effort to ensure a welcoming and accessible environment. We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities or food allergies at library events. Please contact at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

Age Guidelines

Successful library programs are designed with age in mind. Please note this program’s age guidelines will be enforced for all active participants.

Photo Permission

Library workers often take pictures during library programs to use in promotional materials and online. If you do not want your photo used, contact

Registration is required.
Registration starts: 05/09/2024 @ 6:00pm

Registration end: 07/30/2024 @ 10:00am

Join us at the library for the 2024 Great Decisions program, produced by the Foreign Policy Association and featuring eight topics of international interest. Each week, we will watch a video lecture on one of the topics and then participate in a brief community discussion.

New for this year! Our library staff have paired each topic with a suggested reading to encourage participants to dive deeper into the subject matter for those topics that interest them. We will even be visited virtually for live talks with some of the book authors!

We will kick-off the 2024 Great Decisions program on Tuesday, June 4th as we discuss the topic of “Science Across Borders”:

10:00am-10:30am: We will watch the Foreign Policy Association’s video lecture on risky science across borders.
10:30am-11:00am: We will have a brief community discussion, followed by a short break before the Author Talk.
11:00am-11:30am: Zach Weinersmith, co-author of the book A City on Mars will be joining us virtually to discuss his book! 

If you would like to submit a question to ask author Zach Weinersmith, please fill out this form by Tuesday, May 21st.

By registering for this program, you will also be registered for all of the upcoming Great Courses sessions so that we can send you an email reminder before each session. You are not required to attend all eight of the events, but please come to the ones you can.

If you would like to purchase a copy of the 2024 Great Decisions Briefing Book, you can stop by the library’s walk-up or drive-thru windows. The Briefing Books are $25 each and can be paid for by cash or check. Checks can be made out to “Bulverde Area Rural Library District”.