The Monadnock Food Co-op (MFC) Community Book Club aims to create a space for community engagement amongst Co-op Member-Owners and the larger community through thoughtful connections. We strive to be a space that will engage and foster civil dialogue through reading and discussion. We will meet on the first Monday of each month at 6:00 pm in person on the Co-op patio if the weather permits, otherwise we will meet in the Co-op Meeting Room.
Lead or Facilitation
Although there will not be a leader, Megan, our Co-op’s Events & Education Coordinator, will send out email reminders and come with questions for participants if there is no obvious place to begin our discussion.
Picking the next months title selection will be a collective process at the latter half of each months meeting. The group will be asked to suggest titles, along with short blurbs about each selection and we will collectively decide.
Titles Read So Far
We will collectively decide how spontaneous, unrestrained, and free we would like our discussions to be. We can unanimously decide if we prefer a list of questions prepared and sent to members before our monthly group or not. Ultimately we want this group to cooperatively determine how we will spend our time.
- Be present & engaged.
- Have grace with others in the group & ourselves.
- Consider power dynamics.
- Listen with respect.
- Acknowledge our impact & recognize intent.
- Sit with discomfort.
- Respect confidentiality.
- Examine the harm or danger of a single story.
- Notice patterns of participation.