MWP Book Clubs

Self of the Therapist Book Club

Join the MWP Self of the Therapist Book Club! 
We offer the opportunity for therapists to connect with each other and grow professionally and personally through reading and discussion. This group meets monthly via Google Meet.


DATE/TIME: Friday Feb 18th at 3:30pm

BOOKWhy We Sleep, by Matthew Walker read parts 3 and 4


 FFI:  Analisa or Farren

Social Action Book Group

Since September 11th, 2001, the MWP Social Action Book Group has focused on books about the experiences of immigrant populations and the issues that have brought them to this country and our community.  All the books teach us about the strengths and resilience of people in other cultures.  The book group meets four times a year on the second or fourth Saturday of the month in March, June, September and December, from 1:30-3pm.  Please check the calendar for exact dates.

If you are interested in more information or would like to be on the book club mailing list, please contact Jane Whiteside at

DATE/TIME:   Saturday, September 25, 1:30-3:00

BOOK:   “Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents,” by Isabel Wilkerson, “gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.  Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people’s lives and behavior and the nation’s fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more. Using riveting stories about people – including Martin Luther King, Jr., baseball’s Satchel Paige, a single father and his toddler son, Wilkerson herself, and many others – she shows the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day. She documents how the Nazis studied the racial systems in America to plan their out-cast of the Jews; she discusses why the cruel logic of caste requires that there be a bottom rung for those in the middle to measure themselves against; she writes about the surprising health costs of caste, in depression and life expectancy, and the effects of this hierarchy on our culture and politics. Finally, she points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity.”   Amazon

LOCATION:   Hennepin County Public Library in Plymouth, 15700 36th Ave N, Plymouth, MN 55446

FFI:   Jane Whiteside at