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There are three separate clubs to choose from—see times below.

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Like reading books and talking about life and happiness? Then these could be the groups for you. We come together for one common interest—books. Yet, in exploring the stories or history together, we will discover we have so much more in common as well. We try to find new areas and authors to branch into. We may invite OLLI authors with manuscripts ready for publication. We don’t break the stories down, clinically, piece by piece. Instead, we prefer to discuss the story in general terms and how it relates to us.

“Genreflections” Book Club

Alternate Fridays • 11:30a.m.-1 p.m. • [Zoom]

January 22 • February 5, 19 • March 5, 19 • April (2 no class), 9     

This course is for those who enjoy reading and discussing fiction. We will explore a variety of novels representing various genres, such as travel fiction, historical fiction, coming-of-age fiction and domestic fiction. Let’s begin with a family saga novel! Before our first meeting please read “Akin” by Emma Donoghue. We will also be selecting our subsequent novels at this meeting.

Instructor: Andrea Tarr     Coordinator: Rosalind Charles

Kitty’s Book Club

Alternate Mondays • 12:15 p.m.-2 p.m. • [Zoom]

January (18 no class) • February 1, (15 no class) • March 1, 15, (29 no class) • April 5       

Intersession: April 19 • May 3,

The first book selected for the spring semester will be “The Orchardist” by Amanda Coplin. Please read the book and join our discussion.

See our presentation below about Kitty's Book club

Coordinators: Lisa Sewell and Juanita Driskell

Mystery Book Club

Alternate Mondays • 12:15 p.m.-2 p.m. • [Zoom]

January 11, 25 • February 8, 22 • March 8, 22         

The book selected for the first meeting is “Nothing Ventured” by Jeffrey Archer. Please read it before the first meeting. "Killing with Confetti" by Peter Lovesey has been selected for the second meeting (this is a change from the Blue Book). Subsequent mystery book selections will be determined during the first meeting.

Coordinators: Patrick Boyle and Sandy Potter

Check out the presentation about Kitty's Book Club that we made for the Fall Open House.