Join us for friendly and philosophic conversation

Our Socrates Cafe is a monthly forum for discussion, where we come together to discuss important issues of significant moral and ethical impact.

Each meeting begins with everyone voting on a discussion topic (either from a prepared list or suggested by an attendee.) Then the group discusses it. This group is not about argumentation or debate; rather, this is all about exploration and inquiry utilizing a tried and true version of the Socratic Method.

Register for a reminder email only. No preparation is necessary. Walk-ins are welcome.

For our current policies on masking please see our Library Operations Update

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Tuesday, August 29, 2023
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Azalea Conference Room
Courthouse Library
Events for Adults Good for Adults Age 55+
Civics and Government
Arlington Public Library
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Arlington County provides accommodations to individuals with disabilities upon request. Please contact ​us at least five (5) business days in advance.

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