“I have read some wonderful books that I never would have known about if it weren’t for this group.” This is the most frequent comment we hear from our members.
Our Non-fiction Book Club meets every other month on the second Monday of the month. The first part of each meeting is spent discussing the book we have read for that month. We then move on to making recommendations and discussing books we might like to read for our next gathering. The books chosen are usually available through the Arlington Public Library. We try not to choose new books, as often there will be a long wait-list.
Club members come from different careers and a variety of interests. We are comprised of both men and women and various ages. We encourage participation and often have very spirited and interesting discussions. These discussions often lead to an enhancement of the subject matter addressed in the book.
The meeting is attended by 25-30 members. People come when they can, but are under no obligation. Often members attend even if they have been unable to read or finish the selected book just to enjoy the discussion.
— Submitted by Co-Coordinators Carter Vaden and Pat Chatten.