Association of American University Women Invites Community to Reading

Are you interested in joining a group that enjoyins literary works that explore women's issues and discusses the books in detail? If so, the Association of American University Women Adelante Book Club may be a group for you to join.

The Adelante Book Club, which started its reading series in September, invites the community to attend its next meeting, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 17 at Cafe Del Barrio, located at 1912 Matamoros St. The group will discuss Sandra Cisneros' "House on Mango Street" at the meeting.

"Reading clubs are very popular throughout the country, in Laredo, there are several informal ones but the AAUW reading club is a little more formal," said Texas A&M International University Professor Dr. Norma E. Cantu.

The AAUW is a national organization that brings to light women's issues and stresses the importance of education, Cantu said. The group meets once a month to discuss different books assigned to every month.

The club will read "All But My life: A Memoir" by Gerda Weissman Klein in January and "Mama Day" by Gloria Naylor in February. The books can be obtained at BookMark Books, Cantu said.

For more information, please call the Department of English, Spanish and Fine Arts at 326-2529. University office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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