Study Groups 

Designed and led by members, study groups are free to all OLLI-UW members. Groups offer participants self-directed learning opportunities to focus on a chosen topic for a sustained period in a community of members with similar interests. Osher peer-led study groups are exclusively for OLLI-UW members.

To register for a study group, click here
Contemporary Reads at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park
Location: Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park (North Seattle)
Dates: Monthly, 2nd Monday of each month (except for July & August)
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

September 11, 2017
Book Selection: "In the Dark Room" by Susan Faludi

October 9, 2017
Book Selection: "Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult

November 13, 2017
Book Selection: "The Crazed" by Ha Jin

December 11, 2017
Book Selection: "Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles 
If you are unable to find the group upon arriving to the location, please feel free to ask the information desk for help.

Everett Book Group
Location: Everett Carl Gipson Senior Center; 3025 Lombard Ave, Everett, WA 98201
Schedule: Every Monday from September 11 - October 30, 2017; 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Current book selection: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou 
(read on your own for discussion on September 11)

Next book selection: Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Join this book group which will both read and discuss these illusive books. This group will be organized so that you will read sections of the book on your own and then come together to discuss that section of the book. There is no fee for this group, but you must be an OLLI-UW member. This group is facilitated by Sharon Severson.

Mercer Island Current Events Roundtable
Location: Mercer Island Community and Events Center, Clarke Room (8236 - 24th Ave. SE)
Updated Schedule: Weekly, every Wednesday from 10:00 – 11:30 am. 

Join other OLLI-UW members in discussing the events of the day. Group members take turns leading the discussion. You may also join in as an observer. The observers will be able to sit back, relax and learn from the dialogue and may become a full member of the group in the future if they desire. This group is facilitated by Elliot Newman. 

Weather cancellation policy: The Roundtable meeting will be cancelled if the Mercer Island School District cancels school.

Lead a Study Group
If you are interested in leading a study group, check out the OLLI-UW Study Group Overview. This one page document outlines the criteria for a study group, as well as the roles and responsibilities of the group facilitator and the process for initiating a study group.

Please note, all study group facilitators must also follow the University of Washington volunteer guidelines. Volunteer agreements and time-sheets can be found here.