The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades continues a monthly book club with Ben Nelson, professor emeritus of English and comparative literature, Fairleigh Dickinson University. Books include Wilkie Collins’ “The Moonstone,” James Salter’s “Light Years,” Jonathan Franzen’s “Purity,” and Voltaire’s “Candide.” Course runs through May 17. 411 E. Clinton Ave. (201) 408-1457.