Books Coordinator: Elaine Sneideman
For more information about joining a section, email the Interest Section Chair.
A variety of current novels and classics make our discussions lively. Meeting in members’ homes adds a warm touch to our group. Our potluck at the last meeting is always a highlight. New members are always welcome. We meet on the 3rd Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. from September to May (except December). Leader: Daryl Hafter.
Books and Authors
Selections include mostly contemporary fiction, occasionally nonfiction. All are in paperback. One or two members give the author’s biography and review the book followed by discussion. Every May we pick selections for the following year. We meet in members’ homes from September to June on the 4th Monday at 7:30 p.m. The June meeting is usually earlier in the month. Leader: Catherine Allen.
Selections include paperback contemporary fiction and nonfiction as well as classic literature. Group members read the book selected for the month, one member reviews it and leads the discussion. We pick selections for the next year in May. We meet in members’ homes at 1:30 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday from September to May (except December). New members are welcome. Leader: Mary Stevens.
Contemporaries Meet Classics Book Discussion (Full)
Members review and lead informal discussions of current and classic paperback books. Diverse ages and backgrounds of members make discussions lively. We meet the 1st Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. in members’ homes from September to June. The season ends with a potluck dinner. Leaders: Mary Keren and Gale Oren.
Evening Enrichment (Full)
Each year our group focuses on books on a particular theme, which for 2017-2018 will be Art and Artists. Members provide background and lead a discussion. In addition to book discussions, each year we enjoy two “Dinner and Movie” nights when we gather at a member’s home, have a potluck dinner and watch a movie (related to the theme) together. We meet the 2nd Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. from September to June. Leaders: Kay Clifford or Margaret Lomax.
Monday Afternoon Book Discussion
This section meets in members’ homes, where a single member reviews a book not usually read by others. At the first meeting of the year, each member mentions one or more books read during the summer, from which a group book list is assembled. In recent years, our June meeting is a restaurant lunch where books are exchanged and summer reading lists offered. There is no required reading for membership. We meet on the 1st Monday at 1:00 p.m., October to June, except January. Leader: Elaine Sneideman.
Newcomers+ Book Group
Our group is especially for newcomers to the FWC; however, any member is welcome to participate. We are a theme-based book group: the theme is decided on by members and changes each year. The theme for 2017 – 2018 is Immigrant Stories (both fiction and nonfiction). We meet from September through May on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. We meet in our homes and rotate among group members. If a member wished to find another locale for any reason, then we might meet in a cafe, library, or another venue. In the group, everyone speaks and we all listen. Leaders: Amy Barnett and Judy Compton.