Study Groups

STUDY GROUPS 2015-2016

Chair: Virginia Stanglein, 610/868-7190


Contact: Phyllis Wargo, 610/797-9158

The October meeting  for Bacchae will be held on October 12 at Fran Bentowski’s house beginning at 7:00. and Jeanne Eroh will be serving as hostess. This year we are studying wines from various regions of the United States. All Bacchae members, please contact Fran 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

The October meeting is October 25 at the home of Rosemary Baker. Chapters 4,5,6 in “Racism Without Racists.”

The November meeting is November 29 at Susan McNamara’s house and December meeting is December 13 at Randi Blauth’s house. 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

Paperback II book group will not meet as usual in October, instead members chose to attnd the “ONE READ” at the Bethlehem Area Public Library, so join in the conversation with your fellow AAUW members and discuss the book “Tears We annot Stop” by Michael E. Dyson.

 For November, we will meet at Mary Lou Vernon’s home on Tuesday, Nov. 21st at 7:30pm. Our book for November is “An Invisible Thread” by Laura Schroff & Alex Tresniowski. If you are interested in joining us, please let Mary Lou Vernon know.