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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.

There are three separate clubs to choose from: see times and locations below.

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“Genreflections” Book Club

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

June 10, 24 • July 8, 22 • August 5

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 summer session is the Nordic Noir genre—our novel is “The Golden Cage” by Camilla Läckberg. Books for the remainder of the session will be determined by the course attendees during the first meeting.

Instructor: Andrea Tarr     Tech Coordinator: Rosalind Charles

Kitty’s Book Club

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

June 6, 20 • July (4 no class), (18 cancelled) • August 1
Added date: August 15

The first book selected for the summer session will be “The Boat Runner” by Devin Murphy. Please read the book and join our discussion.

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

Mystery Book Club

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

May (30 no class) • June 13, 27 • July 11, 25

The book selected for the first meeting is “Murder at the Expo” by P. Austin Heaton (237 pages). Please read this selection before our first meeting. “Save Me from Dangerous Men” by S. A. Lelchuk (326 pages) is selected for the second meeting. Subsequent 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.