Interest & Study Groups

Interest & Study Groups

The Littleton-South Metro Branch fosters development of long-term friendships while enjoying a wide variety of learning experiences and interesting outings with our diverse and talented membership. Most of our interest and study groups meet once each month during the day, but we are also developing groups that meet in the evenings to accommodate those members who work. We encourage our membership to organize new groups, and with our active membership it is rewarding to finds those who share common interests.

Branch members stay abreast of current affairs, books, and movies through participation in these groups. In the descriptions of the book groups below there are links to the material to be reviewed in the upcoming months.

The schedule for the Interest and Study Groups can vary based on the time of year or other constraints. If you have questions about any of the groups, please contact our Membership VP.

Art Appreciation

Each month the group visits a gallery, tours a museum, or attends a private art exhibit.

Bridge

The Bridge Group meets monthly.

Classic Women Authors

This group reads classic women’s literature and intersperses the reading with relevant movies that pertain to the readings.

Community Service Projects

Working with a local Head Start program members of this group prepare and organize the distribution of bags of books for preschoolers to take home for family reading. Parties and gently used books are given to children when their classes reach a target number of reading minutes. Due to the coronavirus, this group is currently on hold. We are waiting for the schools to determine how they will be teaching in the fall, and what extra-curricular programs will be allowed.

Evening Literature

Through a group process, we examine recommended fiction. A lively and stimulating discussion of important and lasting fiction is the goal. All members are welcome.

Film Discussion

This group meets for a movie at either a local theater or at a memberʼs home, followed by a discussion over lunch/coffee.

Great Decisions

Would you like to become more knowledgeable about foreign affairs? This study group bases its discussions on materials published by the Foreign Policy Association – a non-profit that sponsors the Great Decisions Global Affairs Education Program. The group reads additional books to broaden their understanding of the role the US plays around the world.

Literature Group

This group focuses on fiction and selects an eclectic offering of contemporary (and some classical) literature to read and discuss.

Need to Read

If you are interested in non-fiction reading, this group is for you. Book selections cover subjects ranging from the local to the global.

Short Stories Study Group

The group is reading The Best American Short Stories 2013. Group members meet once a month to discuss a single story. At its conclusion, a new book will be chosen.

Writers

Have fun as group members get to know each other through writing. Members write and share brief responses to prompts provided by the host. Through writing we reflect on our lives and experiences of the world. We do not critique and publishing is not the goal.