October 2022 Newsletter


Although we don’t have a branch program scheduled for this month, we do have two open meetings scheduled: The Read-Around Group and the Book Group. We hope you will attend one (or both)!  We are planning a program on “Understanding Poverty”  for November 13 (tentative date) and a Holiday event for December. More information to come in the November newsletter. 

? October 19–Book Group
You are invited to take part in a discussion of The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin. The book is available at Bennington Bookshop for those of you who wish to buy the book. Meeting is at the Martha Canfield Fisher Library in Arlington. Read a review here: Book for October

? October 28–Read-Around Group
There is a meeting every month on the 4th Friday at 1:00.  All invited. The theme for October is “Spooky Stories.” Here is the schedule of meetings and themes from October to March: Schedule of Read-Around Group meetings.
Zoom  link: bit.ly/AAUWBennRead

? Book Reviews
This month Berta Winiker has reviewed This is Assisted Dying.

We invite members to review or recommend a  book and submit it to our Book Review collection: Book Reviews.  Send your review to aauwbennvt@gmail.com.

? In the News

? Seeing the Extraordinary in the Ordinary by Jen Daks

Jen Daks helps us remember to look at something “ordinary” like Julia Child making an omelet, and see how extraordinary it is.

Remember to order a copy  of the new volume of Scratchings by the Scribble Sisters. Scratchings 5 was writ­ten during the Covid-19 pandemic’s later stages. Reflections of COVID explored in these pages are interleaved with memories of childhood, family, wild encounters, and past pleasure­s.  By purchasing a copy of Scratchings 5 you are making a donation to the Branch Scholarship fund, supporting AAUW Branch members, and giving yourself a treat.  Click here to order Scratchings 5 .

Newsletter editor, Dawn Rodrigues dawn.rodrigues@gmail.com