Interest & Study Groups

Littleton-South Metro members at first Mah Jong interest group meeting in September 2021

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. Branch members stay abreast of current affairs, books, and movies through participation in these groups. 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.

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.

Bridge

The Bridge Group meets monthly. Regular meeting time is the first Monday of the month.

Classic Women Authors

This group reads classic women’s literature and intersperses the reading with relevant movies that pertain to the readings. Regular meeting time is the first Thursday of the month.

Community Service Projects

Working with the Sheridan Early Childhood Center, program members in 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. For more information on this project, click here.

Day Literature Group

This group focuses on fiction and selects an eclectic offering of contemporary (and some classical) literature to read and discuss. Regular meeting time is the third Wednesday.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – NEW GROUP

Discuss the important roles these three concepts play in human relationships and social organizations. Members will explore the impact of DEI in decisions made for our nation, our state, our branch and our individual lives. Regular meeting time is the third Thursday of the month.

Evening Literature Group

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. Regular meeting time is the fourth Wednesday of the month.

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. This group meets once a month in the fall, and then the second and fourth Monday starting in January.

Mah Jong – NEW GROUP

Members will play this interesting and challenging game of tiles that originated in China, but is the rage in theU.S. Members of all levels are welcome. This group meets twice a month on the second and fourth Tuesday.

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. Regular meeting time is the first Tuesday of the month.

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. Regular meeting time is the fourth Monday.

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. Regular meeting time is the second Tuesday of the month.

Branch Members at recent Evening Literature discussion.