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.

Evening Literature
This group reads and discusses the same books as the daytime Literature (fiction) group.

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 uses materials published by the Foreign Policy Association – a non-profit that sponsors the Great Decisions Global Affairs Education Program – to inform their discussions. During the fall months, books on topics of interest are read and reviewed.

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-fictional reading this group is for you. Book selections cover subjects ranging from the local to the global.

Outdoor
Enjoy easy, pleasant hikes around the Denver Metro area. During the warmer months, hikes are at higher elevations.

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
Discover the joy of writing! We do not critique and publishing is not the goal. Members share writings prepared before the meeting followed by writing based on prompts/story starters provided by the host.