Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, January 19, 2017
7 p.m.
Manitowoc City Hall
900 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Housing Issues: The Impact of Housing on Family Stability in Manitowoc County. .

Please join us for a panel discussion on The Impact of Housing on Family Stability in Manitowoc County

Date: Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location: City Hall Council Chambers

Panelists will include: a shelter director, an agency director, a landlord, and a low income individual who has experienced housing issues.

Monday, February 6, 2017
6-8 pm
Balkansky Community Room
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions: The Future of Europe. With Alise Coen, PhD

http://www.manitowoclibrary.org/great-decisions/

The Great Decisions Series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Great Decisions 2016 briefing books offer background information for the entire series. They are available at the Manitowoc Public Library Service Desk for $10. A portion of the book is paid for courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library Foundation. You need not purchase the briefing book to participate in the series.

Individuals requesting accommodations for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager at 920-686-3008. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

Thursday, February 9, 2017
7 p.m.
Manitowoc City Hall
900 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Spring Primary Election Candidates' Forum. The League of Women Voters is holding a candidates forum prior to the primary election. The forum will be held Thursday, February 9 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers of Manitowoc City Hall.

There are three candidates running for Judge of Circuit Court, Branch 3, Attorneys Pat Koppa, Bob Dewane and Donald Chewning. There are also three candidates running for Manitowoc City Council, District 7, Austin Mielczarek, Peter Adams and Todd Lotz. Members of the audience will be able to write out questions for the candidates at the forum. Comcast will telecast the forum on their local access channel. The primary election will be held Tuesday, February 21.

Monday, February 13, 2017
6-8 pm
Balkansky Community Room
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions: Trade and Politics. With Martin Farrell PhD

http://www.manitowoclibrary.org/great-decisions/

The Great Decisions Series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Great Decisions 2016 briefing books offer background information for the entire series. They are available at the Manitowoc Public Library Service Desk for $10. A portion of the book is paid for courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library Foundation. You need not purchase the briefing book to participate in the series.

Individuals requesting accommodations for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager at 920-686-3008. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

Monday, February 20, 2017
6-8 pm
Balkansky Community Room
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions: Saudi Arabia in Transition. With Beth Dougherty, PhD

http://www.manitowoclibrary.org/great-decisions/

The Great Decisions Series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Great Decisions 2016 briefing books offer background information for the entire series. They are available at the Manitowoc Public Library Service Desk for $10. A portion of the book is paid for courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library Foundation. You need not purchase the briefing book to participate in the series.

Individuals requesting accommodations for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager at 920-686-3008. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
 
  Spring Primary Election. Spring Primary Election
Thursday, February 23, 2017
7 pm
Manitowoc City Hall
900 Quay St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Manitowoc County Children's Mental Health Issues Update. Join us at Manitowoc City Hall on February 23rd at 7 pm for an update/panel discussion on Children's Mental Health Issues in Manitowoc County.

When the committee completed its study on mental health in 2013, services for children were noted as a gap in the county which is why the committee decided to focus on this important issue.

The discussion will start with a panel consisting of Stacy Ledvina, Social Work Supervisor at Manitowoc County HSD, Maureen Crowley, Psychology Professor at UW Manitowoc and Linda Luedtke, Guidance Counselor at Two Rivers High School. They will discuss what they see as the positive efforts on behalf of children in the county as well as the needs and gaps they see in services.

The panel will be followed by an opportunity for questions from the audience and hopefully some good suggestions will be brought out regarding efforts that can improve services for children.

Before the panel gets started, the committee will provide a brief review of their study's original recommendations and progress that has been made since the study was published.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Monday, February 27, 2017
6-8 pm
Balkansky Community Room
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Latin America's Petroleum Pendulum. With Pablo Toral, PhD, of Beloit College. Scroll down for Professor Toral's bio.

http://www.manitowoclibrary.org/great-decisions/

The Great Decisions Series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Great Decisions 2016 briefing books offer background information for the entire series. They are available at the Manitowoc Public Library Service Desk for $10. A portion of the book is paid for courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library Foundation. You need not purchase the briefing book to participate in the series.

Individuals requesting accommodations for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager at 920-686-3008. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

Monday, March 6, 2017
6-8 pm
Balkansky Community Room
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Conflict in the South China Sea. With Professor Dimitri Lazo of Alverno College

http://www.manitowoclibrary.org/great-decisions/

The Great Decisions Series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Great Decisions 2016 briefing books offer background information for the entire series. They are available at the Manitowoc Public Library Service Desk for $10. A portion of the book is paid for courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library Foundation. You need not purchase the briefing book to participate in the series.

Individuals requesting accommodations for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager at 920-686-3008. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

Monday, March 13, 2017
6-8 pm
Balkansky Community Room
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
US Foreign Policy and Petroleum. With Wendy Scattergood, PhD, of St. Norbert College

http://www.manitowoclibrary.org/great-decisions/

The Great Decisions Series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Great Decisions 2016 briefing books offer background information for the entire series. They are available at the Manitowoc Public Library Service Desk for $10. A portion of the book is paid for courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library Foundation. You need not purchase the briefing book to participate in the series.

Individuals requesting accommodations for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager at 920-686-3008. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

Monday, March 20, 2017
6-8 pm
Balkansky Community Room
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Nuclear Security. with Arthur Cyr, PhD, Carthage College

http://www.manitowoclibrary.org/great-decisions/

The Great Decisions Series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Great Decisions 2016 briefing books offer background information for the entire series. They are available at the Manitowoc Public Library Service Desk for $10. A portion of the book is paid for courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library Foundation. You need not purchase the briefing book to participate in the series.

Individuals requesting accommodations for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager at 920-686-3008. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

Monday, March 27, 2017
6-8 pm
Balkansky Community Room
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan. with Peter Kranstover, Retired Diplomat. Scroll down for Mr. Krastover's bio.

http://www.manitowoclibrary.org/great-decisions/

The Great Decisions Series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Great Decisions 2016 briefing books offer background information for the entire series. They are available at the Manitowoc Public Library Service Desk for $10. A portion of the book is paid for courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library Foundation. You need not purchase the briefing book to participate in the series.

Individuals requesting accommodations for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager at 920-686-3008. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
7 p.m.
Manitowoc City Hall
900 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
The Effects of Poverty on Education in MPSD and TRSchools. Join us at Manitowoc City Hall on April 27 at 7 pm as Superintendents discuss how the school districts are meeting the needs of Manitowoc and Two Rivers children who are living at and just above the poverty line.