Books and Braids Book Club was founded in February, 2001. The book club came together with 10 ladies
from different professional fields, which we're continuing to grow with over 15 members. We are a group of African American Ladies who enjoy to read and fellowship with one another. Our monthly meeting is held the first Friday of each month starting at 7:00pm based in San Jose CA.
We meet in the homes of our members or at a café. Meetings will alter due to holidays or book function. Book meetings are held 11 months out of the year (February through December). The month of December, we have our Christmas White Elephant Black Ornament Exchange Potluck Dinner. The month of October, we try to have an eventful meeting, like a mystery party or a girls night out.
Our book selection are mainly from African American Authors ranging from variety genre (Biography, Non-Fiction, History, Poetry, Self-Help, Classical, Spiritual, Cultural/Social Commentary, Short Story/Essay, Romance, Mystery and Novels). Each member are required to host a book meeting, which can be in their home, café, or restaurant.
The book club accept prospective members from the County of Santa Clara, CA. To become a prospective member, the book club have open invitation the months of February, May, August and November of each year. You must attend three consecutive meetings to become a member. If you're are interested in joining us, please email us. If you live outside of Santa Clara County, you can join us as a guest during the months of March, May, July and September.
Our book club are members who are looking for a long term commitment. Books and Braids is not a book club that's design for drop-in each months. However, we do have visitors to join us as a guest visitor the months of March, May, July or September. Guest Visitor Fee is $5.00.
Membership Annual Due: $45.00. The membership due will go towards the Meetup fee, Mystery Party, and Birthday Celebration. Annual Due are non-refundable.
Rules and Policy Meetup Membership Approval
. After receiving your Meetup request, you'll receive a notification email from us inviting you to our next book meeting.
. After attending 3 consecutive meetings, your Meetup request will be approved.
. Once you have been approved, we do expect you to RSVP to the book meetings.
. If you miss 3 consecutive meetings, you'll be automatically removed.
. We do not allow non-active Meetup Members to be squatters. That will result to removal.
We inspire the Mind, Body and Soul by promoting Literacy through reading.