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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]

Sping intersession: April 23 • May 7, 21

Summer session: June 11, 25 • July 9, 23 • August 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 this summer is the “police procedural,” “Still Life,” written by award-winning author Louise Penny; this novel, set in rural Quebec, is the first in a series and introduces Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. 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]

June 7, 21 • July (5 no class), 19 • August 2

Added date: August 16

The first book selected for the summer session will be “The Lost and Found Bookshop” by Susan Wiggs. 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]

May (31 no class) • June 14, 28 • July 12, 26

Added date: August 9

The book selected for the first meeting is “The Searcher” by Tana French. Please read it before our first meeting. “Murder on the Iditarod Trail” by Sue Henry is selected for the second meeting. Subsequent books for the remainder of the semester will be determined by the Club 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.