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Book Group

A photo of the book group members having their monthly meeting in the OLLI Lounge









OLLI has a book group that connects members who love to read books and meeting together to share impressions about them. Meetings take place monthly on the 2nd Thursday (except July and August), and the group will usually be found from 10 am to noon in the space available near the OLLI office. Eileen Courtney handles administrative details and communicating with group members.

The books members read are readily available from local libraries or in soft copy at the bookstore or on the internet. A mix of fiction and non-fiction, the titles are selected by the group usually several months in advance and the member who suggests the book becomes the discussion leader. At meetings members share their different perceptions and discussions can become lively. It is generally agreed that much new learning takes place in this book group.

Some of the books read recently include:

  • The Art Forger by Barbara Shapiro
  • My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayer
  • Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Death at LaFenice by Donna Leon
  • The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal

For more information about joining, contact Phyllis Jennings or Marilyn McElaney

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