Study Groups

STUDY GROUPS 2015-2016

Chair: Virginia Stanglein, 610/868-7190


Contact: Phyllis Wargo, 610/797-9158

The April meeting  for Bacchae will be held on April 6 at Myra Jones’ house beginning at 7:00. We will taste and evaluate wines from the Chairman’s Selection group. All Bacchae members, please contact Myra about whether you will be attending or not.

Best Sellers Book Exchange

Contact: Margaret Mahoney 610/691-1835

We each choose a best-seller and then have a geographically-based delivery system of passing along the books the first of each month. You get to read 6-8 new books without having to purchase them all – what a deal.

Our new rotation will start in January 2016. Several of the titles chosen to date include: Go Set a Watchman, Fates and Furies, My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante an author who is the rage in Europe today, and The Secret Chord by the insightful Geraldine Brooks.

Try us out and see if you enjoy reading books chosen by thoughtful AAUW members.

Diversity, Deeds, and Dialogue

Contact: Rosemary Baker at 610/258-19953

This inter-branch study group meets through the summer. July 29 Ruth hosts a continuing discussion of Injustices by Ian Milhiser. Hosts: August 26 (Froy) and September 30 (Norma). We will also read The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander and A Path Appears Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Information: Rosemary at 610/258-1995  or email

Mystery Paperback

Contact: Linda Robertson, 610/865-2087

Meetings run 1:30 pm to 3 pm. Contact: Linda Robertson, 610/865-2087

Out to Lunch Bunch

Contact: Bernie Gardiner (610/861-2925)

The Out to Lunch Bunch will meet at Taste of Italyon Tuesday, January 17 at 12 Noon.
Taste of Italy is located at 1860 Catasauqua Rd,  Allentown
Please respond to Rita Bergstrom at 610/365-2566 or email by January 13th if you are joining us.

Paperback I

Contact: Mardi Metzger, 610/866-1257 or email

We meet the third Thursday at 7:00 pm. We welcome new members.

Paperback II

Contact: Joanne Wagner, 610/392-0891 or email

We meet the third Tuesday of the month, from September through May except in December.  Meetings start at 7:30pm.  Members volunteer to host each month and additional members volunteer to do the reviews.
New members welcome.