The low-intermediate reading group reads classic, award-winning, and modern American novels written for upper elementary school age students. We generally read about 50 pages of the book before each meeting, so it usually takes about 2 months to read each book. The books are usually available at the Ann Arbor District Library or you can buy them. During our meetings, members take turns answering questions and discussing the book. We always offer drinks and snacks, as well as time for socializing.
Although we say that children are welcome, most mothers find that (if their children are old enough to walk) they can’t focus on the group discussion and their children at the same time. So really, it’s great for mothers with infants, but not for most children older than 1 year who move around a lot. But it also depends on if your child will be able to sit quietly for 2 hours ????
Our group meets every other Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. We usually meet from October to June each year, and sometimes continue through the summer months.
It’s fine to come to a meeting even if you haven’t read all the “assigned” pages. There are always people who haven’t read as much as the others, and we always have lots to share and ask.