Meetings & Activities

Guests are always welcome!!! 

Monday, May 20, 2019

End of the Program Year Potluck
Location: Faith U.P. Church Social Hall, 200 S. 8th St., Monmouth
Time: 6 pm

 

Previous Meetings & Activities:

Monday, August 13, 2018

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

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Program: GEMS workshop with 4th graders
Location: Central Intermediate School, 401 E. 2nd Ave., Monmouth
Time: 3:15 – 4:45 pm

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Voter Registration
Location: Dunlap Terrace, Monmouth College
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Monday, September 17, 2018

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

Monday, September 17, 2018

Book Group: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
“In 1947, during the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She’s also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie’s parents banish her to Europe to have her “little problem” taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.” [books.google.com]
Location: 61 Public Square, Apt. 1A, Monmouth
Time: 1:30 pm

Monday, September 24, 2018

Film Group: Documentary: RBG
Location: 207 S. 8th St., Monmouth
Time: 6:30 pm

Thursday, September 27, 2018

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

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Program: GEMS workshop with 4th graders
Location: Central Intermediate School, 401 E. 2nd Ave., Monmouth
Time: 3:15 – 4:45 pm

Monday, October 22, 2018

Book Group: Infidel: My Life by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Infidel is the autobiography of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali-Dutch activist and politician. Hirsi Ali has attracted controversy and death threats were made against Ali in the early 2000s.
Location: 1101 E. Broadway, Monmouth
Time: 1:00 pm

Monday, October 22, 2018

Film Group: Woman Walks Ahead, directed by Susanna White
A headstrong New York painter embarks on a dangerous journey to meet Sitting Bull but must face off with an Army officer intent on war with the Native Americans.
Location: 207 S. 8th St., Monmouth
Time: 6:30 pm

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Program:  “The Future of Public Education: Local and National Initiatives to Address Rural Teacher Shortages”
Panel: Gary Funk, Director, Rural Schools Collaborative; Toby Vallas, Director of Student Services, Farmington Central School District; Tammy La Prad, Asst. Prof., MC Educ. Studies Dept.
Co-Sponsor: Monmouth College Educational Studies Dept., Kylee Payne, Monmouth College student.
Location: Monmouth College Center for Science & Business, Room 100 (Pattee Auditorium)
Time:  7 pm

Saturday, October 27, 2018

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

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Program: GEMS workshop with 4th graders
Location: Central Intermediate School, 401 E. 2nd Ave., Monmouth
Time: 3:15 – 4:45 pm

Monday, November 19, 2018

Program:  “Ebooks, Readers’ Advisory, Library Resources”
Speakers: Rebecca Eaton, Adult Services Librarian, Warren County Public Library; Jan DeYoung, former Warren County Library Board Member and retired elementary school teacher
Location: Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth
Time:  6:30 pm

Saturday, December 1, 2018

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

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Program: GEMS workshop with 4th graders
Location: Central Intermediate School, 401 E. 2nd Ave., Monmouth
Time: 3:15 – 4:45 pm

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Coffee and Conversation
Get-together for branch members and guests.  Also, topic from January 19 meeting postponed due to weather will be covered:  Pop-Up Museum of the Women of Warren County.  Speakers: Mary Osborne, Director of Stewart House; Kristyne Gilbert, Executive Director, Buchanan Center for the Arts
Location: Stewart House, 1015 E. Euclid, Monmouth
Time:  10:00 am

Monday, February 25, 2019

Film Group: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? directed by Morgan Neville
The documentary is an “Exploration of the life, lessons and legacy of iconic children’s host Fred Rogers.”  The wisdom imparted by this gentle man is so amazing that it matters not if you or your children or your grandchildren watched the original shows. It is a truly uplifting film.
Location: 207 S. 8th St., Monmouth
Time: 6:30 pm

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Book Group: The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia: a Novel by Mary Helen Stefaniak
“Narrator Gladys Cailiff is eleven years old in 1938 when a new, well-traveled young schoolteacher turns a small Georgia town upside down. Miss Grace Spivey believes in field trips, Arabian costumes, and reading aloud from her ten-volume set of The Thousand Nights and a Night. The real trouble begins when she decides to revive the annual town festival as an exotic Baghdad bazaar.Miss Spivey transforms the lives of everyone around her.” [Google Books]
Location: 161 – 210th Ave., Monmouth
Time: 1:00 pm

March 2019

Participate at your leisure in the free 2-hour
Work Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop Online.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Book Group: Education: a Memoir by Tara Westover
Educated is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty and of the grief that comes with severing the closest of ties.”  [Goodreads.com]
Location: 103 Lake Warren Dr., Monmouth
Time: 1:00 pm

Monday, March 25, 2019

Film Group: Learning to Drive written by Sarah Kernochan & directed by Isabel Coixet
Two middle-aged people with entirely different backgrounds aid each other in their times of crisis.  Starring Patricia Clarkson as a Manhattan writer and Ben Kingsley as a Sikh taxi driver and driving instructor, one critic has called this film, “A giant metaphor for individualism, overcoming odds and trying something new.”
Location: 207 S. 8th St., Monmouth
Time: 6:30 pm

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Program: “The Midwest: Decisive in Campaign 2016 AND Campaign 2020.”
Speaker: Robin Johnson, adjunct professor Monmouth College Political Science Department; works as a political, governmental relations and public policy consultant.
The talk will focus on the key role the Midwest region played in the 2016 presidential election outcome and how it will be decisive in 2020 as well. Included in the talk will be some opinion research conducted for Monmouth College that examines the mood of the electorate in key Obama-Trump areas of the Midwest including neighboring Knox County. The talk will also look at the Democratic presidential field and challenges in the party presenting a unified message.
Location: Monmouth College Center for Science and Business, Room 273
Time:  7:00 pm

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Program – Documentary: “Equal Means Equal”
“The Definitive Documentary Film on the Status of Women in America.”  Filmmaker Kamala Lopez spearheads a national media campaign to raise awareness for the need for women’s equality under Federal law. [equalmeansequal.com]
Location: Monmouth College Center for Science and Business, Room 100 (Pattee Auditorium)
Time:  7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

NEA Big Read
When the Emperor was Divine: a Novel
A historical fiction novel written by American author Julie Otsuka about a Japanese American family sent to an internment camp in the Utah desert during World War II. The novel, loosely based on the wartime experiences of Otsuka’s mother’s family, is written through the perspective of four family members, detailing their eviction from California and their time in camp.
Location: Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth
Time: 6:30 pm