Interest Groups

2019 – 2020 Interest Groups


The Book Lovers  1st Monday at 7:30 pm Join these wildly passionate readers who tell it as they see it about books and authors. All opinions are respected but may be challenged. Fun is the game, and hearing what others have to say about a book you may love or hate invites a lively discussion. Each member puts a current book into the rotation; books are passed on a regular schedule. We also pass library book-in-bag titles.

Reading for Fun   4th Monday at 7:00 pm Members read recent edition hard-cover books, fiction and non-fiction. Each member buys one book at the October meeting. Books are passed every 3 weeks. At the first meeting, members plan a few outings.

Explorers meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month, October to May at 10 am. We “explore” a wide range of fascinating subjects in Midland and nearby communities. Lunch (optional) and discussion follow the program.

Gardening for Fun  Meets periodically. A low-key gardening group that offers opportunities for information exchange, field trips, visits to area gardens and gardening centers, as well as local speakers who are gardening experts. Times may vary depending on activity.

Matinees and More  This group enjoys quality films and meets in the afternoon. Members gather based upon interest and availability of movies. A discussion may follow the movie over coffee.

Done in a Day  This group serves the community via one-day projects. It gives the branch some publicity and it’s fun getting to know each other a little better. Past projects ranged from packing lunch bags for The Salvation Army summer program; a day at the Habitat for Humanity’s Women’s Build; a shift helping at the Shelterhouse Resale store; and several fun sessions at the Diaper Alliance bundling diapers. Suggestions are welcome!  You may participate in one event or all.