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. Books include Albert Camus’s “The Stranger,” Kamel Daoud’s “The Meursault Investigation,” Alice Munro’s “Dear Life,” and Joseph Conrad’s “The Secret Agent.” Course through May 25. 411 E. Clinton Ave. (201) 408-1457.