Beaver Valley Probus Club

Book Clubs - Chapter One

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

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**2021 Update: Book Club - Chapter One will continue to meet via Zoom until further notice. We are taking things one to two months at a time, without making any further firm plans!

Chapter One 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 p.m. At about 3:30 we stop for light refreshments and are usually on our way home by 4pm. 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 have found that the optimum attendance at a meeting is between 7 and 10 which we regularly achieve and thus we consider that Chapter One is fully subscribed. As a result the PROBUS Club started a second Book Club, Chapter Two. 

Book Club Chapter One:  Recently Read Books

  • American Dirt, by Jeanine Cummins
  • Nutshell (and Hamlet), by Ian McEwan (and Shakespeare)
  • Murder in Amsterdam, by AC Baantjer
  • Seven Fallen Feathers, by Tanya Talaga
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg - An appreciation of her life and work, Various Sources
  • Becoming, by Michelle Obama
Reading lists for 2010 - 2021

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