Interest Groups

Afternoon Literature Groups

Members of this interest group select fiction and non-fiction books to read and discuss at small-group meetings from September through May of each calendar year. New members to the interest group may select to join either the Wednesday or Thursday group. Both groups read the same books and meet on their respective 3rd week of the month. In October and November, there is an additional meeting day on the third Tuesday. Highlights of the year include our annual September Welcome Back Tea, our December Holiday Luncheon, Book & Movie months, and the May End-of-Year Luncheon. Contact Judy Goodnight at (920) 729-9553 for further information.

Reading List for 2019-2020

Reading list for 2018-2019

Reading List for 2017-2018

These are books recommended by Afternoon Literature group members from their summer reading.

2018 Summer Reading Highlights

2017 Summer Reading Highlights

2016 Summer Reading Highlights

Afternoon Book Group Addition – Second Choice Book Talk & Lunch

This is a small informal group reading the books that weren’t selected the first time around for the Afternoon Literature Group. This group meets at noon during the first week of the month – day of the week will vary. Members bring their own lunch and informally discuss the book over the lunch hour. Contact Judy Goodnight at (920-729-9553) for the location and to RSVP. Space is limited.

Second Choice Book Talk Reading List 2019-2020

Evening Literature Group

Members of this interest group select fiction and non-fiction books to read and discuss at small-group meetings from April through December of each calendar year. Books are selected for the year at a May dinner meeting. The group meets on the second Thursday of the month. Contact Grace Fuller at (920-766-5378) for further information.

Reading List for 2019-2020

Reading List for 2018-2019

Reading List for 2017-2018

Summer Mystery Book Group

This group meets for lunch and discussion of a mystery book the third Wednesday of the month during June, July, and August. Members get an added chance to sleuth by solving a custom mystery of where the lunch will be held. Never fear, even if you can’t solve it, the location is revealed ahead of time. At the June lunch, books are selected for the rest of the summer and June of the next year so bring suggestions along that day. Contact Betty Pontius at (920) 725-1302 for further information.

Summer Mysteries 2020 Schedule:

June 2020 – White Fire – Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

        Book Suggestions for Summer 2019-2020

Social Issues Study Group     

New this year to our branch is the Social Issues Study Group. After brainstorming a list of topics, we voted and chose Racism in America as our topic. We meet monthly on the fourth Tuesday morning to discuss our monthly reading and discussion assignments. The main texts we are using and recommended supplementary reading are listed in the link below. If you are interested in joining the group, contact Judy Goodnight at (920) 729-9553 for more information and to be placed on the email list.

Reading Resources for Social Issues Study Group

Ethnic and Elegant Dining Group

Learn about new cuisines, try new recipes while enjoying a dinner out with fellow members. Participate as a single or as a couple with spouse or with another member. The group meets during the fall for an appetizer & dessert cocktail party at which menu packets are handed out. Hosts and their assigned guests are rotated for three preset dinner menus to be held in Jan/Feb, Mar/April, and May/June. Contact Nancy Samson at (920) 733-9161 for further information.

Travel Group

From art museums to lighthouses, planetariums to historical sites, this interest group is open to all branch members and prospective members. Monthly excursions are planned to places of interest for either day trips, overnight, or weekend trips. Contact Kathleen McDonald at (920) 730-0334 or Judy Goodnight at (920) 729-9553 for more information about upcoming travel or to make suggestions for future travel plans.

Mah Jongg

American-style mah jongg is played weekly at members’ homes. New learners always welcome; orientation sessions to learn the game are set up on an as needed basis. Contact Laurie Leonard at (920) 734-7455 for further information.

Bridge Group I

This bridge group plays two tables in the evening each month. Contact Chris Calhoun at (920) 933-1446 to be placed on the sub list.

Bridge Group II

This bridge group plays on the second Thursday afternoon each month. Contact Trish Brehm at (920) 739-8522 to join or be added to the sub list.

Membership Outreach

When hard times hit, we want to support our branch members whether it’s with a card to cheer you up, a meal provided, a visitor to chat with, or a transportation need filled. Contact JaneAnne McCabe at (920) 382-0031 if you’re available to help out or if you’re in need of assistance.