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Holiday Reading: Join the NCG Book Club in the New Year!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

NCG has a book club?

Yes, we do.

Surprise!

Actually, the NCG Book Club—its proper name is The Humanities and Professions Reading Group— was formed following NCG's 1987 Annual Meeting which used great literary texts to examine complex social and moral dilemmas.

Are the books about philanthropy?

Actually, no.

Surprise!

You see, the Book Club is a social peer network made up of bibliophiles. And if you self-identify as a bibliophile or happen to be looking for a book club to join, you’re invited to join.

And why is there a fee to participate?

Good question. The fee covers the facilitator that NCG brings in to lead the discussions.

NCG members have the option of paying the drop-in fee or the annual fee which covers all the meetings in a calendar year.

So how often does the Book Club meet?

We average about 4 to 5 meetings a year. That’s 4 to 5 books.

How are the books selected?

Book Club members actually help choose the book for each discussion. So if you have a novel you’re dying to read and discuss with others, you can definitely recommend a book.

And what exactly happens at these Book Club discussions?

Aside from a rich conversation about literature?

These discussions are more than just an opportunity to flex your intellect. It’s a chance to get to know the other NCG members in an informal setting outside of Philanthropy.

I can just read the book and show up?

Pretty much. Though, we prefer you register officially. Which you can do online. The next Book Club discussion is January 8, 2015. We'll be discussing A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.

Hope to see you there!