Submitted by Gramatan Village
Continuing its tradition to provide social, cultural, and educational activities, Gramatan Village has started a Book Club for its members and guests. The idea of The Gramatan Village Book Club is to encourage members to remain socially active, engaged with others, and provide intellectual stimulation. The creation of the Club was suggested by Barbara White, a Gramatan Village member who also serves on the Board of Directors, and she has volunteered to lead the group for the summer months – May through August. The meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month at the Gramatan Village office at 85 Pondfield Road, at 10am. During the sessions, light refreshments will be served.
So, if you like to read, appreciate a good discussion, and enjoy getting together with friends and meeting new people, the Gramatan Village Book Club may be right for you. You’d be surprised at the many advantages that come with belonging to an active enclave of readers.
The first book discussed by the Book Club on May 10 was A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman. The group was small, but the conversation was lively, as Ove is a very interesting character and the book is a light-hearted and moving novel.
The next book which will be discussed on Wednesday, June 14, is The Zookeepers Wife by Diane Ackerman. This WWII true story is a fascinating account of the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo who saved hundreds of people from the hands of the Nazis.
Additional books to be discussed will be selected by the participants at the upcoming June gathering. A variety of genres will be considered including classics, biographies, and fiction and non-fiction bestsellers.
To support our mission and the community’s support of local merchants, we have collaborated with our community partner, Womrath Bookshop, who will participate in the program by ordering the selected books for participants. Books can also be ordered by Gramatan Village.
“Book clubs offer many benefits to its members and are a wonderful social experience”, said Barbara White, Board member Gramatan Village. They provide stimulating conversation, lively discussions, foster a sense of community, and are a great way to meet new people and learn both about them and from them”.
“The Gramatan Village Book Club is another example of our efforts to support and provide benefits to residents who want to lead vibrant lives and remain active and engaged in the community they love. We are pleased to offer this new program for our members and their guests.” said Kerry Walsh, President, Gramatan Village.
Gramatan Village is a membership organization that engages community residents who want to remain in the home and neighborhood they love. It provides a network of volunteers, community partnerships, and peer connections that enable members to stay independent and fully engaged in the community. Gramatan Village is recognized as a leader in the National Village Movement.