Book Clubs book clubs


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.


Comic Books Past and Present Book Club

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

January 19 • February 2, 16 • March 2, 16, (30 no class) • April 6

Spring Intersession: April 20 • May 4, 18, (25 no class)

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 “Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas” by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks. Please read before the first meeting. Contact the instructor at for instructions on reserving a copy from a local library.

Instructor: Dr. Barbara Glaeser

Coordinator/Tech Coordinator: Jill Patterson


“Genreflections” Book Club

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

January 27 • February 10, 24 • March 10, 24, (31 no class) • April 14

Spring Intersession: April 28 • May 12, (26 no class)

There is a world of fiction genres out there. This course is for those who enjoy reading and discussing all genres of 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 2023 spring semester is crime fiction. Our novel, “Your House Will Pay,” is written by Steph Cha; novels and genres for the remainder of the semester will be determined by the class attendees during our following meetings.

Instructor/Coordinator: Andrea Tarr     Tech Coordinator: Rosalind Charles


Kitty’s Book Club

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

January 23 • February 6, (20 no class) • March 6, 20, (27 no class) • April 10

The book selected for the first meeting in spring is “Bloomsbury Girls” by Natalie Jenner. 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

January (16 no class), (30 Zoom) • February (13 Zoom), 27 • March 13, (27 no class) • April 3

Due to unforeseen problems the Mystery Book Club Jan.30,  meeting will be Zoom only.  Please come with book suggestions for the rest of the semester and the beginning the next.

The book selected for the first meeting is “The Silkworm” by Robert Galbraith, aka J. K. Rowling. Please read this selection for our first meeting. “A Very English Murder” by Verity Bright is the selection for the second meeting. Subsequent book selections will be determined during the first meeting.

Coordinators/Tech 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.