Book Groups Update

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.

March Book Groups

Book Group 1:
Brave New World
, by Aldous Huxley, on March 14; coordinator is Joy Clous

Book Group 2:
Untold Powers, by Rebecca Roberts, on March 5; coordinator is Carol Hayes

Book Group 3: 
Lost in Shangri-La, by Mitchell Zuckoff, on March 27; coordinator is Carolyn Meeker

Book Group 4: 
Five Days at Memorial, by Sherri Fink on March 13; coordinator is Pat Morehead

Book Group 6: 
The Family Roe: An American Story, by Joshua Praeger on March 18; coordinator is Susana Mullen

Book Group 8: 
Lost and Found Bookshop, by Susan Wiggs, on March 25; coordinator is Diana Squire

Book Group 10: 
The Gondola Maker: a Novel of 16th Century Venice, by Laura Morelli, on March 21; coordinator is Sandi Schoenman

Book Group 12: 
Lady Tan’s Circle of Women, by Lisa See, on March 7; coordinator is Linda Cook

Looking for Readers!

The Tahoe Park Book Group (Group 1) is looking for new members, whether they live in the Tahoe Park area or anywhere, meeting the 2nd Thursday at 1:30.  Contact coordinator Joy Clous for more information.

Living Our Mission of Equity By Charmen Goehring

We hope you will join us in a monthly equity conversation where we look at our own biases, seek 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 meet the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. on Zoom.

The Zoom meeting code is 737 420 3780 or you can join using this link:  We will discuss our current book, Just Action: How to Challenge Segregation Enacted Under The Color Of Law by Richard and Leah Rothstein, on March 6th at 7 p.m. We will discuss Part Four (page 169 to the end). If you have questions and to RSVP, please email Charmen at

Our next book, starting in April, is The Four Pivots: Reimaging Justice, Reimaging Ourselves, by Shawn Ginwright, PhD.