Study, Action, and Interest groups provide an opportunity for members
to grow intellectually and
creatively, broaden their involvement in topics of interest, become
agents for intelligent community action and meet people who share
similar interests. Any member of the NMCB branch may join an
existing group or visit as a guest. Guests may also
participate in groups, but must join
within three months of first attending as a guest.
For more information
and to confirm meeting dates,times, and locations
the study group coordinator.
Studies and discusses global art of all periods and genres through
memeber presentations and visits to musems, galleries, and outdoor art
exhibitions. New members are welcome!
Meeting Date: Monthly, varying days and times. Find current
program in NetWorks Newsletter
Chairs: Barbara Iwanski , Sue Buccellato
Enables women with a good knowledge of the French language to
fluency through some language structure reviews and conversation with
other membersThe group is made up of native-born speakers, those
educated in France, French majors in American universities, and those
who have studied the language for several years.
L'hôtesse sert un
dèjeuner à la française, pour mieux
apprècier la vie culturelle du pays
Meeting Date: 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Chair: Jeannine Maloney
We read auf deutsch
translate with the goal to improve our German language skills in
reading and conversation. Our group is a mixture of English speaking
members with a background of
college level German and several members who are native German
speakers. New members are always welcome.
Meeting Dates: Twice monthly, alternate Mondays, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at
the Red Bank
Chair: Aline Ashkin
This nonfiction book group focuses on current issues, with special
attention to topics affecting women and books written by weomen.
Meetings are held once a month in members' homes. New members are
Meeting Date: 2nd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Kathleen Olsen
The group selects literary fiction, with an occasional
memoir, to be read in the coming year. A different member leads
the group each month and presents background and critical appraisal of
Meeting Date: 3rd Thursday, 1 p.m.
Chair: Regina Sieben
Members of this group are interested in all kinds of writing - memoirs,
poetry, fiction, essays - and vary from experienced writers to
beginners. Some members work on longer pieces and some experiment with
variety. Meetings begins with a journal exercise followed by lunch. We
listen to and discuss pieces or parts of pieces brought in by various
members, or more finished pieces that are read in advance. New group
members always welcome!
Meeting Date: 4th Thursday, except Thanksgiving. 1 p.m.
Chair: Patricia Chapman
After a brief survey of Russian geography and culture, this study group
will read nine short stories and conclude by examining popular themes
within Russian literature.
The first meeting will be an introduction to study group and a
discussion of The Winning Ticket
by Anton Checkov. All materials for the study group are available
Meeting Date: 3rd Thursday, Monmouth County Library Eastern Branch, 2nd
Floor, Services Office
Chair: Stephanie Rose