COVID-19 Updates – During the pandemic, some interest groups have ceased to meet temporarily and others are able to meet on Zoom. For the 2021/22 season, if you are a returning member, please contact your interest group contact to confirm the group’s meeting decisions, which will be in accordance with public health measures. New Members, may contact the Interest Groups Coordinator (Susan Middleton) or the contact listed below.

Three evening groups meet in members’ homes on the first Monday, or the first or third Tuesday evenings of the month, and 2 afternoon groups meet on the first Thursday or 3rd Wednesday afternoons of the month. One member  leads the discussion of book reviews and information about the author or other books the author has written. The books, presenters, and monthly hostesses are chosen in June for the following year. New members are accepted into existing groups as openings arise, and we can easily start a new group if enough members are interested.

1st Monday: Pat Barnes
1st Tuesday: Martha Abra
1st Thursday: Susan McCann
3rd Tuesday: Jan Tanouye
3rd Wednesday: Renee Kuchapski
4th Wednesday (afternoon): Shirley Levers

Until further notice, Book Commentaries will meet via Zoom on the 3rd Thursday afternoon. Once in person meetings resume, meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of each month (with the exception of December). Each member reviews what she has been reading and shares what may be of interest to other members. There is no strict format. Currently, this group has a full compliment of members.

Contact Claire Beckermann

Sign up the end of August to participate in a reading circle. Every member receives a new book to read each month from October to July. At the end of the month, you pass it on to the next member. At the end of the year, you keep the last book you’ve read.

The book list for the year is chosen by the convenor based on reviews of very current bestseller books. One copy of each of the ten monthly books is purchased for each reading circle. The cost of the books is averaged and everyone pays one-tenth of the total cost (usually under $30), and gets to read ten current bestsellers. This group has no meetings or formal discussions – but it is fun to chat about the interesting books you’ve read with other members!

Contact Brenda Dolha, Jocelyn Laing