What we're about

This is a book group devoted to classic literature. Together we read and discuss fiction from the time period 1800-1950. We believe in the value of books, as well as the value of friendship and socializing. Our discussions are respectful and welcoming of all viewpoints. We want for everyone to participate and for no one to dominate the discussion. We make room for lots of laughter and fun, and a drink or two if you're so inclined.

Upcoming events (3)

OUTDOOR Sunday afternoon book group -- "Dracula"

Marshall Park

Of course you've heard of Count Dracula, but have you ever read the novel that started the modern myth? We will be discussing the original "Dracula" novel, which was written by Irish novelist Bram Stoker and published in 1897. To limit the possibility of COVID-19 virus transmission, we will be meeting OUTDOORS, at Marshall Park. Marshall Park is located just off University Avenue, on the border between Madison and Middleton, close to the Imperial Garden restaurant. Please bring a lawn chair, and if possible bring an extra lawn chair. Per Public Health guidelines, we will be maintaining physical distancing. We will also be recording the names, cell phone numbers and emails of all attendees, in the unlikely event that this information is later needed by Public Health for contact tracing purposes. You are encouraged to bring your own food, but to limit coronavirus transmission risk, please do not bring food to share with others. Alcoholic beverages in single-serving plastic or metal containers (i.e. no glass) are allowed -- perhaps someone will try recreating the "burnt rum punch, much patronised on Derby night," which is mentioned in chapter 18 of the book. We will be gathering on the southern side of the park. Look for one or more small British flags marking our location. If it is raining, we will be meeting at the park shelter, which is near the lake on the far southern edge of the park, up a small but steep hill. If meeting outdoors in late October isn't your preference, we will be discussing the same book online on Monday, November 16.

0NLINE Monday evening book group -- "Dracula"

Online event

Of course you've heard of Count Dracula, but have you ever read the novel that started the modern myth? We will be discussing the original "Dracula" novel, which was written by Irish novelist Bram Stoker and published in 1897. Please join us for a lively discussion of the book on the Zoom videoconferencing platform. A Zoom link will be sent out on the day of the event. Note -- if you're "zoomed out" and prefer to meet in person, we will be discussing the same book outdoors at Marshall Park on Sunday, October 25.

Summer 2021 -- Third Annual American Players Theatre Outing

American Players Theatre

Please join us in the summer of 2021 for our third annual outing to American Players Theatre in Spring Green. IMPORTANT NOTE -- the 2021 performance schedule has not been released yet. The July 18, 2021 date is just a placeholder until the schedule is released and a date can be selected. The show is "Sense and Sensibility" (based on the Jane Austen novel). The performance is in the outdoor theater "up the hill." We will be meeting earlier to carpool from Middleton and have a pre-show picnic on APT's wooded grounds. Attendees should plan on purchasing their own tickets from the box office, once they go on sale for the 2021 season. Please feel free to contact meetup organizer Tim Kiefer if you want to get tickets in the same section as the rest of the group.

Past events (23)

Book group -- "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

Marshall Park

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