Books by Night

2016-2017 Books by Night

The Books by Night Study Group includes great food, drink and conversation. Typically the group meets at 5 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month. The books selected include topics relevant to the AAUW’s mission and help our members understand our current world.

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Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016       5 PM          Member Arline Hoban’s home

(bring a cold potluck dish to share)

For Freedom’s Sake: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer by Chana Kai Lee

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016       5 PM         Two Brothers Roundhouse, 605 N. Broadway St. in Aurora

Burning Down the House by Nell Bernstein

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016     5:30 PM       Tap House Grill, 123 W. Washington in Oswego

(third Wednesday due to the Thanksgiving holiday and branch program for November)

Hamilton by Ron Chernow

No meeting in December 

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017     5 PM    River View restaurant, 1420 River Road in Montgomery

        Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017     5 PM   Ballydoyle Irish Pub, 38 W. New York St. in Aurora

Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson

Wednesday, March 22, 2017     5 PM    Member Jo Howard’s home

(refreshment plan TBA)

Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsberg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman

Wednesday, April 26, 2017     5 PM    Location TBD

The Beginning and End of Rape by Sarah Deer

Wednesday, May 24, 2017     5 PM   Location TBD

Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick

Wednesday, June 28, 2017     5 PM   Location TBD

The News Sorority by Sheila Weller

Wednesday, July 26, 2016     5 PM    Location TBD

Planning Meeting/Potluck for 2017-2018 Books by Night selections

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017   5 PM    Location TBD

Louisa Catherine: The Other Mrs. Adams by Margery Heffron