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.

May Book Groups

Book Group 1:
Master Slave Husband Wife
, by Illyon Woo, on May 9; coordinator is Joy Clous

Book Group 2:
Brave Companions, by Ash Davidson, on May 7; coordinator is Carol Hayes

Book Group 3: 
Lila, by Marilynne Robinson, on May 22; coordinator is Carolyn Meeker

Book Group 4: 
Astor, the Rise and Fall of an American Fortune, by Anderson Cooper, on May 8; coordinator is Pat Morehead

Book Group 6: 
We Could Have Been Friends, My Father and I, by Raja Shehadeh, on May 20; coordinator is Susana Mullen

Book Group 8: 
The Personal Librarian, by Marie Benedict, Victoria Murray, on May 27; coordinator is Diana Squire

Book Group 10: 
Dinners with Ruth: a Memoir of the Power of Friendship, by Nina Totenberg, on May 16; coordinator is Sandi Schoenman

Book Group 12: 
Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann, on May 2; 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, The Four Pivots: Reimaging Justice, Reimaging Ourselves, by Shawn Ginwright, PhD., on May 1st at 7 p.m. We will discuss Pivot 2 (pages91-150). If you have questions and to RSVP, please email Charmen at