Literature Groups


Started in 1964, as a Great Books discussion group, following the study method of Mortimer Adler’s Great Books Foundation, the Afternoon/Evening Literature group continues today reading classic world literature during the academic year and contemporary books in the summer. Now after almost fifty years, we still read great literature, but we add Nobel, Pulitzer, Mann Booker and other prize winners to our list. The Afternoon Book Club meets the first Thursday of each month at members’ homes. The starting time is 1:30 pm. This club reads books from eclectic styles, ranging from classics to contemporary, historical fiction to murder mysteries, with a few non-fiction thrown in occasionally. Books are recommended by members and then voted on by the entire group. We will be selecting the books for the coming year at our next meeting on Thursday, October 5, 1:30 pm at Alice Bentley’s home. At that meeting we will discuss the book What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World by Jon Young. These titles will be available at the Opening Reception, September 26, 2017. Please contact the Val or Laura for more information about joining this group.

Val Bartels 574-271-3637

Laura Fuderer 574-277-0409





This group meets on the third Monday of the month from October through May. It chooses its books from among current fiction with occasional choices from non-fiction and biography. It meets in September to choose its selections for the first semester. Most of the time it meets in members’ homes, starting at 9:30 am. Sheila Marshall has ably run this group for many years and continues to do so for the 2017/18 year. Contact her as chair for any information concerning this group as well as obtaining directions to members‘ homes.

Planning Meeting
(to choose 2017-2018 titles)

Monday, September 18, 2017
10:00 am
at the Francis Branch Library (Silo Room)
52655 N. Ironwood Road, South Bend, IN 46635
Chair: Sheila