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


Culture Club TED Talks- September

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less).  Their agenda is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation.   Join us as we listen to the danger of a single story.

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories.  Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice – and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

After viewing the presentation, we will discuss our Culture Club and brainstorm about trips, topics, and book discussion lists.
Friday, Sept 9 • 10:00am • NO COST

TED Talks - October

 Join us as we listen to the boiling river of the Amazon.

When Andres Ruzo was a young man in Peru, his grandfather told him a story with an odd detail:  There is a river, deep in the Amazon, which boils as if a fire burns below it.  Twelve years later, after training as a geoscientist, he set out on a journey deep into the jungle of South America in search of this boiling water.  At a time when everything seems mapped and measured, join Ruzo as he explores a river that forces us to question the line between known and unknown … and reminds us that there are great wonders yet to be discovered.
Friday, Oct 14 • 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.