Discussion Groups


Book Discussion 

Moderator: Judy Schakowsky 
Books can be picked up at the front desk.
Please register at the front desk - No Cost to Members and Included in Six-Month Facility Usage Fee
Third Tuesday of every month • 1:30pm 

Issues in the News 

Thursdays • 9:30am 
Moderator: Arlene Golub 
Issues for discussion are brought up by class 
participants, and everyone’s opinion is valued. Join 
this exciting group and open up a world of new ideas! 
Please register at the front desk - No Cost to Members and Included in Six-Month Facility Usage Fee


TED Talks- January

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). 
Episode: Memory Games
Memory is malleable, dynamic and elusive. When we tap into our memories, where’s the line between fact and fiction? How does our memory play tricks on us, and how can we train it to be more accurate? In this hour, TED speakers discuss how a nimble memory can improve your life and how a frail one might ruin someone else’s.   
Friday, Jan 20 • 10:00am • NO COST   

TED Talks - February

The Case for Optimism for Climate Change
Why is Al Gore optimistic about climate change? In this spirited talk, Gore asks three powerful questions about the man-made forces threatening to destroy our planet — and the solutions we’re designing to combat them. (Featuring Q&A with TED Curator Chris Anderson) Friday, Feb 17 • 10:00am • NO COSTHow Argentina’s blind soccer team became champions. With warmth and respect, Gonzalo Vilarino tells the captivating story of Argentina’s blind soccer team – and how a sincere belief in themselves and their capabilities transformed the players from humble beginnings into two-time World Champions. "You have to get out there and play every game in this beautiful tournament that we call life," Vilarino says.
Thursday, Dec 1 • 10:00am • NO COST 

Multicultural Book Discussion Group

We are in the process of developing a multi-cultural book discussion group. If you would like to participate or have suggestions for some good reads, please see Milcah.




Curious About Culture?

Since we can’t all jet set around the world to experience other cultures, we will bring culture to us! We will explore the food, customs, religions and lives of people in other lands. Please see Milcah to share suggestions.