Branch Programs - Interest Groups

Topic Runs When
Bridge Year Round Weekly on Wednesday
1 - 4 pm
Daytime Book Club Sep - May 2nd Friday of the month
See below
Evening Book Club Sep - May 4th Monday of the month
7 pm
Fabulous Foodies - Full Sep - May 41st Wednesday of the month
12:30 pm
Great Decisions Year Round 3rd Tuesday of the month
1:30 pm
Mah Jongg Year Round Weekly on Friday
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Movie Goers Year Round 1st Tuesday of the month
7:00 pm
Restaurant Rovers Sep - May 3rd Wednesday of the month
6:15 pm
The Smorgasbord Jun - Aug Tuesday - Thursday
times vary


Self-taught members, who have grown into intermediate bridge players, use Audrey Grant's Bridge Basic Instructions to play contract bridge. Some bridge experience is required. Occasionally, a group lesson is given.

Meets at the Next Chapter Book Store on Main Street in Northville.

Marian Brockie is the group contact.

Day Time Book Club

Members meet during the day to read and discuss a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction chosen by the group.

Meets at the My Little Paris Café & Bookstore on Main Street in Northville. See times for each month in the book section below.

Susan Schanne is the group contact.

Books for 2017-2018 include:

Date Book Title & Author Discussion Leader
Sept 8, 2017
10:00 am
The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah
Charlotte Newhauser
Oct 13, 2017
10:00 am
The Rainbow Comes and Goes
Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
Joy Huyck
Nov 10, 2017
10:00 am
The Woman in Cabin 10
Ruth Ware
Barbara Maise
Dec 8, 2017
10:00 am
The Book Shop on the Corner
Jean Colgen
Jan Wilhelm
Jan 12, 2018
9:30 am
Lincoln in the Bardo
George Saunders
Marion Brockie &
Judy Kaye
Feb 9, 2018
9:30 am
The Underground Railroad
Colson Whitehead
Susan Schanne
Mar 9, 2018
9:30 am
Gods and Kings – The Rise and Fall of Alexendar McQueen and John Galliano
Dana Thomas
Marcia Horngren
Apr 13, 2018
10:00 am
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis
J.D. Vance
Jean Hansen
May 11, 2018
11:00 am
Book Selection Day - Order at cafe or bring something to drink.

Evening Book Club

Members meet in the evening to read and discuss a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction chosen by the group. Printable book list available too.

Check the calendar or newsletter for meeting place.

Pat Amireskandari is the group contact.

Books for 2017-2018 include:

Month Book Title & Author Discussion Leader & Home
Sep 25, 2017 A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles
Pat Amirevkandari
Joyce Murdoch
Oct 23, 2017 Station 11
Emily St. John Mandel
Karen Olson
Val Gagnon
Nov 27, 2017 Hillbilly Elegy
Evelyn Cadicamo
Karen Olson
Dec 2017 Happy Holidays
No meeting in December
Jan 22, 2018 The One in a Million Boy
Monica Wood
Kathy Fenchel
Rhonda York
Feb 26, 2018 The Nest
Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
Rhonda York
Pat Amirevkandari
Mar 26, 2018 The Secret Wisdom of the Earth
Christopher Scotten
Mary Jane Kearns
Evelyn Cadicamo
Apr 23, 2018 Flight of the Sparrow
Amy Belding Brown
Val Gagnon
Kathy Fenchel
May 21, 2018 Annual Book Choice Dinner for 2018-19 Books

Fabulous Foodies

This group learns about healthier food and menus through get-togethers and eat-togethers.

Marcia Horngren is the group contact.

Great Decisions

Members meet to discuss current global issues facing the U.S. A briefing book provides members with nonpartisan background information and foreign policy options to aid the discussion. Members meet monthly in each other's homes.

Joan Cotton is the group contact.

Mah Jongg

Members play the American version of Mah Jongg, with National Mah Jongg League, Inc. playing cards.

We play Friday afternoon from 1:00-4:00 pm at each others homes, and we play for fun!

Jane Hecker is the group contact.

Movie Goers

Members go the movies, as voted on by the group, and then meet for lunch and discussion.

We meet the first Tuesday of each month. Friends are always welcome.

Rhonda York is the group contact.

Restaurant Rovers

Members meet at the announced restaurant, as chosen by the group, to try new places and enjoy each other's company.

We meet at 6:15 at the announced restaurant.

Joyce Murdock is the group contact.

The Smorgasbord

Members get together for an assortment of fun/learning activities based on members' suggestions. Might include visits to museums, ball games, concerts, videos with discussion, etc. Friends and family are welcome.

Charlotte Newshouser and Susan Schanne are the group contacts.