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There are four separate clubs to choose from—see times and locations below. 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 to branch into each month. 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.

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Comic Books Past and Present Book Club

Alternate Thursdays • 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. • Zoom

September 15, (29 no class) • October 13, 27 • November 10, (24 no class) • December 1

Intersession: December 15 (22 & 29 no class) • January 12

Did you read comics as a kid? I did, and today, thanks to television and film, they are more popular than ever!. Through art, speech bubbles, and other visual cues, comics provide a unique form of storytelling that reflects who we are in hilarious, heartfelt and sometimes cynical ways. Join us as we read and discuss award winning graphic novels on social justice, science and other topics. We also read fiction and non-fiction classic and contemporary comics, graphic novels, and manga. We begin classes with a short presentation, then open up for lively discussion of the book we have read. Participants are encouraged to suggest topics and books to be read in future classes. We would love to add your voice to our discussions! The first book is “Lumberjanes,” vol. 1 by Noelle Stevenson.  Please read before the first meeting. Contact the instructor at for instructions on reserving a copy from a local library.

See video below.

Instructor: Dr. Barbara Glaeser     Coordinator: Jill Patterson

“Genreflections” Book Club

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

September 23 • October 7, 21 • November 4, 18, (25 no class) • December 9

Intersession: December (23 & 30 no class) • January 6

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. Our first selection for the 2022 fall semester is the “stream of consciousness” genre. Our novel, “To the Lighthouse,” is a classic written by Virginia Woolf in 1927. Books for the remainder of the session will be determined by the class attendees during the first meeting.

Instructor/Coordinator: Andrea Tarr     Tech Coordinator: Rosalind Charles


Kitty’s Book Club

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

September 19 • October 3, 17, 31 • November 14, (21 no class) • December 5

The first book of the Fall season will be “The Year We Left Home” by Jean Thompson. Please read the book and join our discussion.

See video below.

Coordinators: Lisa Sewell and Juanita Driskell    
Tech Coordinator: David Wilkinson


Mystery Book Club

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

September 12, 26 • October 10, 24 • November 7, (21 no class), 28

The book selected for the first meeting is “A Grave Talent’’ by Laurie R. King. Please read this selection before our first meeting. “A Cold Day in Paradise’’ by Steve Hamilton is the selection for the second meeting. Subsequent book selections will be determined during our first meeting.

Coordinators: Patrick Boyle and Sandy Potter


Check out the presentation about the Comic Books Past and Present Book Club that we made for the fall 2022 Open House.

Check out the presentation about Kitty's Book Club that we made for the 2022 Fall Open House.