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September 2021

Potluck Dinner

Fri, September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ
Fortnightly Club Potluck Dinner

Our potluck dinner will be Friday, September 24 at 7pm at Twin Maples.

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October 2021

Fall Gardening Day

Wed, October 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ
Fall Gardening Twin Maples

A walk down any street will quickly convince you that daffodils are our most popular spring flower. As the ground warms, they emerge to delight the senses. Join us at Twin Maples for a hands-on fall gardening morning and learn how to add some spring color to your home garden. We will be putting the garden to bed and planting a lovely variety of daffodils to help us welcome Spring. Wednesday, October 27th. at 10am.  (Rain date: Thursday, October 28th.…

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Book Club – Hamnet

Thu, October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ
Fortnightly Club Book Club

Hamnet, by Maggie O'Farrell Hamnet is a 2020 novel by Maggie O'Farrell. It is a fictional account of Shakespeare's son, Hamnet, who died at age 11 in 1596. It won the Women's Prize for Fiction, and in December 2020, Emily Temple of Literary Hub reported that the novel had made 15 lists of the best books of 2020. It was also shortlisted for the 2021 Walter Scott Prize and longlisted for the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.…

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December 2021

Book Club – The Things We Cannot Say

Thu, December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ
Fortnightly Club Book Club

The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer  In 1942, Europe remains in the relentless grip of war. Just beyond the tents of the Russian refugee camp she calls home, a young woman speaks her wedding vows. It’s a decision that will alter her destiny…and it’s a lie that will remain buried until the next century. Since she was nine years old, Alina Dziak knew she would marry her best friend, Tomasz. Now fifteen and engaged, Alina is unconcerned by reports…

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January 2022

Book Club – Nomadland

Thursday, January 27, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ
Fortnightly Club Book Club

Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, by Jessica Bruder From the beet fields of North Dakota to the campgrounds of California to Amazon’s CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older adults. These invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in RVs and modified vans, forming a growing community of nomads. Nomadland tells a revelatory tale of the dark underbelly…

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February 2022

Book Club – Nomadland Movie

Thursday, February 24, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ
Fortnightly Club Book Club

Movie and bring your own brown bag lunch. start at noon. Nomadland (Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress) “People wish to be settled,” Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote. “Only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them.” This tension between stability and uprooting, between the illusory consolations of home and the risky lure of the open road, lies at the heart of “Nomadland,” Chloé Zhao’s expansive and intimate third feature. Based on Jessica…

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March 2022

Book Club – The Other Einstein

Thursday, March 24, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ
Fortnightly Club Book Club

The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict A vivid and mesmerizing novel about the extraordinary woman who married and worked with one of the greatest scientists in history, written by New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict! In the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. Poe, The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein's enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory…

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April 2022

Book Club – The Midnight Library

Thursday, April 28, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ
Fortnightly Club Book Club

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices . . . Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?” A dazzling novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived, from…

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May 2022

Book Club – Klara and the Sun

Thursday, May 26, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ
Fortnightly Club Book Club

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro  Klara and the Sun, the first novel by Kazuo Ishiguro since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, tells the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside. She remains hopeful that a customer will soon choose her. Klara and the Sun is a thrilling…

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June 2022

Book Club – The Bluest Eye

Thursday, June 23, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ
Fortnightly Club Book Club

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison's first novel, a book heralded for its richness of language and boldness of vision. Set in the author's girlhood hometown of Lorain, Ohio, it tells the story of black, eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove. Pecola prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blond, blue-eyed children in America. In the autumn of 1941, the year the marigolds in the Breedloves' garden…

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