Study and Interest Groups

Educational Equity

Educational equity for women and girls has been the primary focus of AAUW programs for a number of years. The Association, through the Educational Foundation, has conducted and published a number of studies on how gender makes the difference in the way boys and girls are taught in school to the detriment of the girls. The Deerfield Area Branch has supported the Association efforts by holding a number of branch and public meetings on equity, sponsoring a career day for junior high school girls and placing copies of AAUW research reports in local libraries.

Great Decisions

Great Decisions meets on eight consecutive Wednesday afternoons in February and March to study and discuss current international issues, using a study guide published by the Foreign Policy Association.

Daytime Book Group

Daytime Book Group meets the second Monday of each month from 12:45. December meets at noon. All meetings will be virtual until further notice. Contact Kay Madden for Locations

Day Time Book Group 2021 – 2022 Reading List

  • Sep. 13 Anything is Possible – Elizabeth Strout
  • Oct. 11  My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry – Fredrik Backman
  • Nov. 8 The Thing Around Your Neck – Chimamanda Nigozi Adichie
  • Dec. 13 Station 11 – Hillary St. John Mandel
  • Jan. 10 Midnight Library – Matt Haig
  • Feb. 14  Anxious People   – Fredrik Backman
  • Mar. 14 Hamnet – Maggie O’Farrell
  • Apr. 11  Say Nothing – Patrick Radden Keefe
  • May 9 Klara and the Sun – Kazuo Ishiguro
  • July Pick the Books Luncheon
  • Evening Book Group

    Evening Book Group meets virtually on Zoom at 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. Exceptions: Sats., Jan. 6 and Feb. 3 at 10:00 a.m. Contact Donna Hicks for locations.

    Evening Book Group 2021 – 2022 Reading List

  • Sep. 1 Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century – Jessica Bruder
  • Oct. 6 The Four Winds – Kristin Hannah
  • Nov. 10 A Long Petal of the Sea – Isabel Allende
  • Dec. 1 The Last Bookshop in London – Madeline Martin
  • Jan. 5 Jack – Marilynne Robinson
  • Feb. 2 How the Post Office Created America – Winnifred Gallagher
  • Mar. 2 The Vanishing Half – Britt Bennett
  • Apr. 6 Anxious People – Fredrik Backman
  • May 4 The Midnight Library – Matt Haig
  • June 1 Monogamy – Sue Miller
  • July tbd Book Selection Brunch
  • Culture Vultures

    Branch members, spouses, and friends are invited to participate. Cultural excursions are currently canceled throughout the 2020 – 2021 schedule.

    Bridge Group has been canceled until further notice

    This group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 12:30 p.m. New members and regular substitutes are welcome.