Intellectual Pursuits

Book Clubs

Morning Books 1st Friday: This group meets the 1st Friday of the month at 9:30-noon at various homes. The group selects a range of titles for discussion. Group meets in members’ homes and rotates hosting and leading the book discussions. Both morning book clubs read the same book.

  • Chair: Sandy Lindstrom

Morning Books 3rd Friday: This group meets the 3rd Friday of the month at 9:30-noon at various homes. The group selects a range of titles for discussion. Group meets in members’ homes and rotates hosting and leading the book discussions. Both morning book clubs read the same book.

  • Chair: Lenore Defliese

Non-Fiction Books: This group meets the 2nd Friday of the month at 9:30-noon at various homes.  Explore and discuss a wide range of non-fiction titles to introduce new ideas and spark discussion.   Group meets in members’ homes and rotates hosting and leading the book discussions.

  • Chair: Rachel Baumgarten and Bonnie Godfred

Afternoon Books: This group meets on the 3rd Monday, 12:45pm at 77 Central Apartments First Floor Lobby. The group selects a range of books to read and discuss.

  • Chair: Jeanyne Marshall and Jackie Wells

Creative Writing

NO MORE WRITE FRIGHT! This group meets once a month at a member’s home to explore writing abilities through a variety of different fun techniques, prompts, and genres. You can write poetry, free verse, family stories, memoirs, etc. It is a friendly and supportive environment. Everyone is a writer. Time & Dates to be determined. Questions?  Contact the Chair.

  • Chair: Carol Barnett

Film and Discussion

Are you a cinephile? Do you have a passionate interest in foreign films, documentaries and cinema? This group meets once a month for an afternoon of film viewing followed by discussion. RSVP to chair required.

  • Chair: Carol Barnett

Women and Finance

A great way to explore a variety of financial topics in a relaxed setting.  The group will discuss important financial topics that closely relate to women.  No prior investment knowledge or any preparation work is required. You can come to either or both – the 3rd Friday at 11am and the 3rd Thursday from 7:00-9:00pm – either in Bellevue at the Merrill Lynch office or at the Mercer Island Library. See Newsletter for location.

  • Chair: Jennifer Sik

Women In Technology

Do you sometimes think there must be a better way to do something on the computer?  Do you wish you had a place you could bring your questions on how to better use your cell phone?  This is the group for you. We tackle a new topic each month and offer one daytime session and one evening session to accommodate busy schedules. Each workshop will be open to small groups of eight.  Members should bring their own laptop or tablet, or arrange to share with a friend. We work with both windows and mac. Small groups are essential allowing discussions to take place, everyone helps each other.

  • Chair: Mandy Chivers and Jenny Guttman
 “A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.”  – Gilbert K Chesterton

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