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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 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.

“Genreflections” Book Club

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

September 17 • October 1, 15, 29 • November 12, (26 no class) • December 3 

Intersession: December 17

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 fall semester is the gothic genre “Things in Jars” by Jess Kidd. Subsequent books for the remainder of the semester will be determined by the Club during the first meeting.

Instructor: Andrea Tarr     Coordinator: Rosalind Charles

Kitty’s Book Club

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

September 13, 27 • October 11, 25 • November 8, (22 no class), 29

The first book for the fall semester will be “This Tender Land” by William Kent Krueger. Please read the book and join our discussion.

Coordinators: Lisa Sewell and Juanita Driskell    
Moderator: David Wilkerson

Mystery Book Club

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

September (6 no class), 20 • October 4, 18 • November 1, 15

The book selected for the first meeting is “Blue Cherry Blues” by James Lee Burke. Please read it before our first meeting. “The Guest List” by Lucy Foley is the selection for the second meeting. 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 2021 Fall Open House.