The Czech/American Reading Circle

      ​The Nebraska Czechs of Lincoln are proud to sponsor the Czech/American Reading Circle.  Started in January, 2019, the Reading Circle shares significant books about, by, for, and important to, people of Czech Heritage.

      Attendees are not required to have read the book being discussed, however, it helps to have some familiarity with it, and we encourage all participants to contribute any relevant information they may have.

Please join us!   The circle meets the last Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6:15 pm central time
on ZOOM.   Everyone is welcome.   

      ​​Please contact the following or any Board Member for additional information and/or to get your Zoom Link.

                                                         Lois Shimerda Rood

                                                         ​Layne Pierce 

                                                         ​Mila Saskova-Pierce

​​​​​​​​​The Czech/American Reading Circle is continuing with its sixth year of reviewing great books. 
       ​Please join us the last Tuesday each month.






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                            ​Click here for a high resolution copy of the  2024 Reading Circle Brochure




        ​​​​​​Past Reading Circle Brochures:

2023 Reading Circle Brochure
      ​           2022 Reading Circle Brochure
2021 Reading Circle Brochure
2020 Reading Circle Brochure
2019 Reading Circle Brochure



         Český čtenářský kroužek

Daria wasn’t raised in a ballet family. She was born in Prague, where she was a gymnast. She started taking ballet lessons once a week and her teacher advised her parents that ballet might offer her a longer career. Daria didn’t much care but changed her mind once she set her heart on dancing at Prague’s National Theatre. She became a soloist there at 18, and then spent three years with the Scottish Ballet before joining the ENB in 1996. Her innate tenacity has seen Daria through some tough times. Her father, a factory mechanic and her greatest fan, died from lung cancer when she was newly arrived in London and didn’t have many friends. When her only brother Radek was killed in a motorcycle accident, she cried all day then had to go on stage to dance Giselle. That was the greatest pain she has ever known, she says. It gave her a determination to enjoy life and keep ballet in perspective. In her wonderful and insightful autobiography Daria reveals what life is like behind the scenes and how you really can, have it all.


Andrea Volf is the President of the Nebraska Czechs of Lincoln. She has a Masters Degree in mathe-
matics and is a professor of mathematics at Southeast Community College. She is an active member of the
Hickman Presbyterian Church.  

Iva Marie Volf is our 2023-2024 Lincoln Czech Queen. She is currently attending the University of Nebraska at Lincoln majoring in biochemistry. She is a member of the National Honor Society, and an Eagle Scout.  Iva’s passion is dance. She will be our youngest Reading Circle member. Welcome, Iva!

    Join Zoom: 6:15 p.m.
    Presentation: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

You do not need to read the book to attend.  
Please share this information with anyone who would be interested.


    Our Zoom Link is the same for ALL of the Reading Circle Sessions.

Don’t miss the March Nebraska Czechs of Lincoln Reading Circle!

    MONTH:       March 26, 2024
    TOPIC:         Darla Klimentová:  Agony and Ecstasy:  My Life in Dance
    AUTHORS:  Darla Klimentová and Graham Watts
    LEADER:      Andrea and Iva Volf