Study Groups

STUDY GROUPS 2017-2018

Chair: Virginia Stanglein, 610/868-7190


Contact: Phyllis Wargo, 610/797-9158

The first meeting for Bacchae will be held on Thursday, September 13 at 7:00 at Phyllis Wargo’s house. We will choose our “theme” for the year and create our calendar. Group tastes and studies wine in all aspects. New members welcome

Best Sellers Book Exchange

Contact: Margaret Mahoney 610/691-1835

Each member purchases a recently published book, which is then circulated throughout the group on a monthly rotation. There are no meetings. New members welcome.

Diversity, Deeds, and Dialogue

Contact: Rosemary Baker at 610/258-19953

Members of this group come from the Bethlehem, Easton and Allentown branches to discuss issues around race, age, gender and more. This group is concerned with social action as well as social justice. Using various media, the group examines the role of society in the problems of diverse populations (age, gender, race ability and religion). We meet the 4th Wednesday, of the month at 7:00pm. Join us for conversation and action. If you have any questions, please contact Rosemary Baker

Mystery Paperback

Contact: Mary Dawson

Do you fancy yourself an amateur sleuth? Join the Mystery Book Club for our January meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 at 1:30 PM. We will meet at Marilyn Achey’s house. The book being discussed this month is “Into the Water” by Paula Hawkins. Our club reads five books a year and new members are always welcome. Contact Mary Dawson for more information. We would love to see you!

Out to Lunch Bunch

Contact: Jeanne Powers

After many years of meeting for lunch and friendship on the third Tuesday of the month, the Out to Lunch Bunch is changing our meeting date to accommodate the members who also attend the 3rd Tuesday book group.

“The BUNCH” will now be meeting the second Tuesday of the month, effective with the November 13, 2018 lunch. We will keep our October date of the 3rd Tuesday, as it has already been advertised. There will be no December Lunch.

Please contact our chair Jeanie Powers at to volunteer as a hostess and choose your month.

Paperback I

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

Paperback Book 1 is meeting Thurs. Sept 20 at 7 PM at the home of Froy Thompson,
2621 Nottingham Rd. Bethlehem. We will discuss David McCoullogh’s book, John Adams. New members welcome. Members read same paperback book of various genres for discussion at meetings. For directions call 610-868-2511.

Paperback II

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

Paperback II Book Group meets the third Tuesday of every month, except December, from September to May. Our first meeting of the 2018-2019 year is on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7:30pm. Shirley Daluisio will be hostess and reviewer will be Deb Spinney. Our book to read: ”The Ice Cream Queen Of Orchard Street” by Susan J. Gilman. Please contact Shirley if you CANNOT attend. New members are welcome so if you would like to join us also contact Shirley 610-866-7919. In this group, members read same paperback book of various genres for discussion at meetings.