Beaver Valley Probus Club

Book Club - Chapter One

 Meet Day:  2nd Thursday Monthly
 Location:  Members' homes
 Time:  1:30 - 4:30 pm
 Status:  Currently at participant capacity
 Coordinator:  Gayle Smithson

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Chapter One normally meets at the homes of our members on the second Thursday of each month. The year's books are nominated and selected by the membership each November and December; they are deeply thoughtful, challenging, informative, historic, humorous and absorbing. We have had some truly great reads! The discussion leader manages the meeting, usually starting with a biography of the author and then drawing on the publisher's reader's guides, internet postings or recent newspaper articles as a guide for discussion; but this is a pretty informal group and we all throw in our two-cents worth.

Our meetings start at 1:30 pm. At about 3:30 pm we stop for light refreshments and are usually on our way home by 4 pm. We take a break over the summer months, July and August, and in December we have a Pot Luck lunch to start our meeting. We use book club kits for 8  participants, so we are currently at maximum capacity, however Book Club Chapter Two is open to new participants.  

Book Club Chapter One:  Recent Readings


  • The Winners by Rudyard Kipling
  • The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
  • Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas
  • Invictus by William Ernest Henley
  • Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot
  • The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats
  • Sonnet 130 by Shakespeare
  • A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari 
  • The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles
  • This is Happiness by Niall Williams

    Reading lists for 2010 - 2021

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