The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades continues a monthly book club with Ben Nelson, professor emeritus of English and comparative literature at Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1:30 p.m. Series continues November 15 with “Lowland” by Jhumpa Lahiri, and December 13, with “Nutshell,” by Ian McEwan. 411 E. Clinton Ave. (201) 408-1496.