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Mission Discussion Group

Participate or just listen–this group gets together to talk about issues related to AAUW’s mission.  Meetings are held at Sweet & Savory, 5685 Gibraltar Avenue, Pleasanton, on the second Thursday of the month.  All are welcome.  Please call or email Chris Alesso for more information or email advocacy@aauw-lpd.org if you plan to attend.  The group meets on 2nd Wednesday via Zoom.

Coffee and …

A few of us enjoying our monthly coffee

A few of us enjoying our monthly coffee

This group usually meets  monthly on the first Thursday of the month at 10 AM, just to have coffee and chat, enjoying friendships that have built.  New members and visitors are ALWAYS welcome. [We meet at Sweet and Savory, 5685 Gibraltar Drive, at the corner of Gibraltar and Stoneridge Drives in Pleasanton’s Hacienda Business Park. Look for the Sweet and Savory van(s) in the parking lot.] SWEET AND SAVORY HAS PERMANENTLY CLOSED. WE ARE RE-LOCATING. (JAN. 2020)

Our next meeting is Thursday, January 2.

Cocktails and Conversations

Here we are at our new venue - 828 Main

Here we are at our new venue – 828 Main

Join us as we wind down from busy days and enjoy the Happy Hour snacks and drinks the first Tuesday of each month.  We  meet at 828 Bites & Brews at 828 Main Street, the venue next door to the Main Street Brewery in Pleasanton, at 5:30 PM>  There’s plenty of parking in the rear lot. The building is the site of Pleasanton’s former Cheese Factory.

Our next get-together is Tuesday, January 7, 5:30 PM.

Books: Evening

Our Evening Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month at a member home, usually at 7:30 P. M.   Contact the Group Chair for details about location. Check Good Reads for more info on each title.  

During the pandemic all meetings will be on ZOOM.

October 14             Lady Clemintine by Marie Benedict

Reviewer: Roz Wright

November 11         The Honey Bus  by Meredith May

Reviewer: Susan Wacek

December 9             America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray

Reviewer: Chris Alesso

January 13               The Girl with Seven Names  by Hyeonseo Lee

Reviewer: Devon La Har

February 10               The Book Women of Troublesome Creek  by Kim Michele Richardson

Reviewer: Patty Rabada

March 10               American Dirt  by Jeeanine Cummins

Reviewer: Pam Copeland

Aprill14                Meet Me at the Museum  by Anne Youngson

Reviewer: Joan Leighty

May 13         BOOK SELECTION   




Books: Afternoon


Afternoon Books usually meets on the second Monday of the month at 1 PM at the home of a member.  Contact Mary Ann for the location of the next meeting.  The meeting place may vary from month to month. Check Good Reads for more info on each title.  

No meetings until further notice.  The following books will be reviewed in the same order when the Shelter-in-place has been suspended.

March 9             Innocents Abroad  by Mark Twain

April 13             The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

May 11             The Reckoning  by John Grisham 



Books: Morning

Morning Books usually meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the home of a member. During the shelter in place period we are meeting via Zoom on the dates listed.  Contact Bev for details and the Zoom link. 

August 27                 Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Reviewer: Margaret Gruen

September 24         The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Reviewer: PJ Wells

October 22               The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes and/or The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim M. Richardson

Reviewer: Anita Massey

November 19          The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Reviewer: Marilyn Duman

December 17           The Secret of the Chateau by Kathleen McGurl

Reviewer: Chris Alesso

January 28                The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson

Reviewer: Norma Foss

February 25             Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale

Reviewer: Harriet Lawrie

March 25                  The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

Reviewer: Kathy Porter

April 22                     The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Reviewer: Karen Richardson

May 27                      Planning meeting: choose books for 2021-2022

June 24                     The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story by Hyeonseo Lee

Reviewer: Mary Ann Karlsen