Meetings & Activities

Guests are always welcome!!! 

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Coffee and Conversation
Location: Maple City Donuts, 129 W. 1st Ave., Monmouth
Time:  9:00 am

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Voter Registration Drive
Location: Monmouth College, Stockdale Student Center lobby
Time:  11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Monday, January 27, 2020

Film Group: Lady Bird, directed by Greta Gerwig
“Marion McPherson, a nurse, works tirelessly to keep her family afloat after her husband loses his job. She also maintains a turbulent bond with a teenage daughter who is just like her: loving, strong-willed and deeply opinionated.”
Location: 207 S. 8th St., Monmouth
Time: 6:30 pm

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Program: Census 2020
Speaker:  Gayle Keiser, Recruiting Assistant
Gayle’s presentation will look at how the Census will be conducted in 2020, challenges to gathering an accurate count of the Illinois population, what difference an under count makes for residents of the state, and how every citizen can help with the effort.
Location: Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth
Time:  6:30 pm

Monday, February 24, 2020

Book Group: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
“…a desperate family seeks a new beginning in the near-isolated wilderness of Alaska only to find that their unpredictable environment is less threatening than the erratic behavior found in human nature.”
Location:  1376 – 200th Ave.,  Monmouth
Time: 3:30 pm

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Program – Learn about the Open Table Project
Location: Monmouth College Center for Science and Business, Room 273
Time:  7:00 pm

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Program – Conversation with Monmouth College International Students
Location: Monmouth College Center for Science and Business, Room 273
Time:  7:00 pm

Monday, May 18, 2020

Potluck and Year-End Review
Program: Branch Member Sharon Gilbert portrays Carrie Chapman Catt
Location: Faith U.P. Church Social Hall, 200 S. 8th St., Monmouth
Time: 6 pm

Previous Meetings & Activities:

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Program Year Kickoff and Potluck
Location: 405 N. 10th St., Monmouth, 6 pm

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Program:  BCA Artist in Residence Natalie Curtis
Location: Buchanan Center for the Arts, 64 Public Square, Monmouth
Time:  6:00 pm Browse Gallery, 6:30 pm Artist’s Talk

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Book Group: Can You Ever Forgive Me?: Memoirs of a Literary Forger by Lee Israel
“Before turning to the criminal life, running a onewoman forgery scam out of an Upper West Side studio shared with her tortoiseshell cat, and dodging the FBI, Lee Israel enjoyed a celebrated reputation as an author. When her writing career suddenly took a turn for the worse, she conceived of the astonishing literary scheme that fooled even many of the experts. ” [books.google.com]
Location: 861 – 210th Ave., Monmouth
Time: 1:00 pm

Saturday, October 12, 2019

AAUW-IL Southern Fall Conference
Location: Lincoln Public Library, 326 S. 7th St., Springfield
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Wednesday, October 15, 2019

Book Group: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
“For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl.” [goodreads.com]
Location: 103 Lake Warren Dr, Monmouth
Time: 3:15 pm

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Program:  Trivia Night – Questions will be about women in history, women’s issues, etc.
Location: Market Alley Wines, 59 Public Square, Monmouth
Time: 7:00 pm

Monday, October 28, 2019

Film Group: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry by Director Mary Dore.
IMDb describes the film as, “A documentary that resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966-1971.” These women were called “threatening” by the FBI.
Location: 207 S. 8th St., Monmouth
Time: 6:30 pm

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Program:  Elections
Speakers: Robin Johnson, Political Science Adjunct Professor, Monmouth College
Location: Monmouth College Center for Science & Business, Room 273
Time:  7:00 pm

Monday, November 18, 2019

Book Group: The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
by Melinda Gates
“When you lift up women, you lift up everybody – families, communities, entire countries… In her book, Melinda tells the stories of the inspiring people she’s met through her work all over the world, digs into the data, and powerfully illustrates issues that need our attention… I’ve called Melinda an impatient optimist and that’s what she delivers here – the urgency to tackle these problems and the unwavering belief that solving them is indeed possible.” Barack Obama
Location: 1101 E. Broadway, Monmouth
Time: 3:15 pm

Monday, November 25, 2019

Film Group: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, directed by Rita Coburn Whack & Bob Hercules
The documentary, which was unanimously nominated for, and winner of, a Peabody Award, is the first feature documentary on the singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer who inspired generations with modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries.
Location: 207 S. 8th St., Monmouth
Time: 6:30 pm

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Holiday Brunch
Come enjoy brunch and social time with branch members and guests before the holiday rush begins.  Cost is $10.  Proceeds go to AAUW’s Legal Advocacy Fund.
Location: Holt House, 402 E. 1st Ave., Monmouth
Time: 9:30 am

Monday, January 6, 2020

Book Group: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
“inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this remarkable debut novel reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom, and second chances.” [booksamillion.com]
Location: 1328 E. Broadway, Monmouth
Time: 1:00 pm