Afternoon Literature Groups
Members of this interest group select fiction and non-fiction books to read and discuss at small-group meetings from August 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. Highlights of the year include our End of Summer Gathering & Book Sharing, September Tea, December Holiday Luncheon, Book & Movie month, and the May End-of-Year Luncheon. Contact Judy Goodnight at (920) 729-9553 for further information.
These are books recommended by Afternoon Literature group members from their summer reading.
Second Choice Books
This is a small informal group reading the books that weren’t selected the first time around for the Afternoon Literature Group. Contact Judy Goodnight at (920-729-9553) for the location and to RSVP.
Evening Literature Group
Members of this interest group select fiction and non-fiction books to read and discuss at small-group meetings throughout the year except for January, February, and October. Books are selected for the year at a June dinner meeting. The group meets on the second Thursday of the month. Contact Donna Cook at (920-427-6655) for further information.
Summer Mysteries Group
This group meets for lunch and discussion of a mystery book the third Wednesday of the month during June, July, and August. At the June lunch, books are selected for the rest of the summer and June of the next year. Contact Helene Iverson at (920) 205-5220 for further information.
Summer Mysteries 2023 Schedule:
June 15, 2023 – Twenty-One Days by Anne Perry
July 19, 2023 – Murder at the Mena House by Erica Ruth Neubauer
August 16, 2023 – Fresh Brewed Murder by Emmeline Duncan
Looking ahead to Summer 2024:
June 19, 2024 – The Killer Speech by Kevin Kluesner
Social Justice Group
The group has decided to expand our focus beyond the topic of racism to focus on equity. Equity could be racial equity, gender equity, economic equity, access to healthcare, access to educational opportunities, and more. We meet monthly on the fourth Tuesday evening. 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.
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.
From art museums to lighthouses, planetariums to historical sites, this interest group is open to all branch members and prospective members. Excursions are planned to places of interest for either day trips, overnight, or weekend trips. Contact Judy Goodnight at (920)729-9553 for more information about upcoming travel or to make suggestions for future travel plans.
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 Mary Zanto at (920) 540-3960 for further information.
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.
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.