Book Groups for November

Book Groups Update By Sharon Anderson

Reminder there is a “books” page under “Activities” on our branch website (  If you wish to see what others are reading, or get ideas for your book group or yourself, please find the books page and take a look.

Each book group has its own tab, by book group number.  (These book group numbers correlate with page 6 of the branch Membership Directory.)  On each list, the meeting days, times and coordinator are listed.  Feel free to call me if you have trouble locating it.

November Book Groups

Book Group 1:
The Last Days of Night
, by Graham Moore, on Nov. 9; coordinator is Joy Clous

Book Group 2:
All the Lonely People, by Mike Gayle, on Nov. 7;  coordinator is Carol Hayes

Book Group 3: 
No meeting in November; coordinator is Carolyn Meeker

Book Group 4: 
Desert Queen, by Janet Wallach, on Nov. 8; coordinator is Pat Morehead

Book Group 6: 
Year of the Tiger: An Activist’s Life, by Alice Wong, on Nov. 20; coordinator is Kim Rutledge

Book Group 8: 
The Milky Way, by Yaa Gyasi, on Nov. 27; coordinator is Diana Squire

Book Group 10: 
Your Table is Ready, by Michael Cecchi-Azzolini, on Nov. 16; coordinator is Sandi Schoenman

Book Group 12: 
The Personal Librarian, by Marie Benedict, on Nov. 2; coordinator is Linda Cook

Living Our Mission of Equity By Charmen Goehring

We hope you will join us in a monthly equity conversation looking at our own biases and what actions we can take to attract diversity to our branch and become better people in the process. Each month, we read a section of our selected book then meet to discuss what we have learned, along with exploring other issues related to race and equity. We generally meet the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. on Zoom. This book group is a joint AAUW Sacramento and CHAR event and open to all.

The Zoom meeting code is 737 420 3780 or you can join using this link:

We will be discussing “How the Word is Passed” by Clint Smith (pages 85-206) at 7 p.m. Nov 1. If you have questions and to RSVP, please email Charmen at

Our book for December is The Talk” by Darrin Bell (graphic novel).