Northern Monmouth County Branch NJ AAUW Study Groups

Study, Action, and Interest Groups

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 please contact the study group coordinator.

Art History
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

French Conversation
Enables women with a good knowledge of the French language to maintain their 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

German Conversation
We read auf deutsch and 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 Library.
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 always welcome.

Meeting Date: 2nd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Kathleen Olsen

Literature Group
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 the selection.
Meeting Date: 3rd Thursday, 1 p.m.
Chair: Regina Sieben

Writing Group
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

Russian Short Stories
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 through

Meeting Date: 3rd Thursday, Monmouth County Library Eastern Branch, 2nd Floor, Services Office
Chair: Stephanie Rose

For more information please call ~ 732-275-2237
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