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Women of any age who are interested in book discussions. We meet the third Wednesday evening of each month in Willow Glen. If there is great interest in a particular book and our first date/ location is at capacity; we will consider opening a new date and location to accommodate those interested in a discussion. You are invited to listen to or read the book in any media form that is convenient for you. From time to time we may also post opportunities to volunteer in the community or other general events that our members are interested in. All of the books we read are suggested and selected as a group. Feel free to message Michelle Lee Walters, Sarah Ciccarello, or Arcelia to send in your suggestions for our next poll. Check out our section on the Web site labeled more under "Polls" to see if there is a current poll going to vote on our next book pick. For our Book Club meetups, we will provide the wine, please bring a snack to share and a wine glass (we are meeting in a green certified space) for yourself to drink from! Get ready for light hearted and open minded conversation. Cheers to your next page turned!

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Book Discussion 2: There There By Tommy Orange

Stone Church Of Willow Glen Library

This is a second opportunity for literary gems to join us for a discussion of what happens when Native Americans from all walks of life come together to work out their feelings of culture, belonging, and reasoning out the hardships their people have endured. This fictional story published June 2018, goes through all that is woven into what makes a person and their history (This excerpt is adapted from: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36692478-there-there?from_search=true). Please bring a wine glass, a snack to share, and a donation of a few dollars towards our meetup.com fees. See you soon!

Brunch and Suñol House Museum Tour

John's of Willow Glen

Limited to 15 people. Sign ups close on February 2nd. Must sign up by noon on February 3rd. Join us for Brunch at John's of Willow Glen (http://www.johnsxlntfoods.com/) and then a tour of Suñol House museum in San Jose by the Doscent guides who will share the historic significance of this local adobe that was built by Native American Roberto Balermino c1836. In 1847, Antonio Suñol built the brick Suñol House adjoining the adobe. Suñol owned San José’s first store; he was the alcalde (mayor), sindico (city attorney), sub-prefect (assistant governor), and the first postmaster of San José. The non-profit California Pioneers of Santa Clara County acquired this property to create a free museum for the benefit of the public. It is located at 770 Lincoln Avenue in Willow Glen, San José, California. The adobe is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There is no charge to visit this historic site. For more information and directions, visit the California Pioneers of Santa Clara Valley website: californiapioneers.com

Book Discussion 1: Educated: A Memoir By Tara Westover

Stone Church Of Willow Glen

Don't forget to bring your wine glass and a snack to share. We will provide the wine for discussion of this is a biography in which each chapter reads like a short story. This true story published on February 2018, takes us through the life of a young woman who grew up with her survivalist family in Idaho. Eventually she leaves behind her stockpiling for the end of the world, to go to school. At 17 she introduces herself to society, deals with her longing for connection and the ties that are severed. (This excerpt is adapted from: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35133922-educated?ac=1&from_search=true). Feel free to listen to the book on audio or read the book in any form you prefer. Come on by for fun and interesting conversation.

Author Talk and Reception; There There By Tommy Orange

De Saisset Museum

Attend this community event with our Women's Book Group of Literary gems! Now that we have read and discussed the book There, There by Tommy Orange, have the opportunity to purchase a copy and get it autographed, hear the author with an opportunity for Q & A. Please register ASAP through the web site: https://www.scu.edu/events/#!view/event/date/[masked]/event_id/83273 before they fill up. Then RSVP here. I will be there at 3pm to save my place in line, the doors will open at 3:30 pm. Thank you Nicole for letting us know about this incredible opportunity. Smiles, Michelle

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Book Discussion 1: There There By Tommy Orange

Stone Church Of Willow Glen Library

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