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The AAUW Used Bookstore is open.  The bookstore is located at 601 1 Ave. S. in Jamestown. (Across from the St. James Basilica).  The bookstore is open M-F from 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and the second Saturday of each month from 10 AM – 2 PM.

The book store will accept your used book donations during business hours only!  Please use north side door for large donations. Ring bell and knock.  DO NOT LEAVE DONATIONS OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING, always leave with a volunteer.

Types of Books Accepted

  • Fiction books: published within the past 10 years
  • Non-fiction books: published with the past 15 years
  • Exceptions: Classics, regional or special interest.
  • NO text books, encyclopedias, magazines or Readers Digest Condensed Books

Monthly Branch Meeting

2017-2018 AAUW Jamestown Branch Meeting Schedule

“Shaking It Up”

This year we will be “Shaking Up” our meeting topics and dates to encourage more member participation.  Members are Encouraged to Bring Guests to Meetings.

August 31, 2017
Rock the Block

5:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Main Street Jamestown, in front of Unison Bank
“AAUW Jamestown will be hosting a booth at the University of Jamestown “Rock The Block” party on Main Street, Jamestown.  Members will be educating that “Title IX” is more than just equity in sports.  They will be distributing “safety whistles” to incoming college freshman.
Hostess: All members encouraged to participate.

September 6, 2017
AAUW National Convention Infoshare & Shape the Future

7:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: Centerpoint Condo, 1208 7 St. SW, Jamestown, ND

Bring a guest to this meeting. All new members signing up at the meeting receive half off of their national dues.  Enjoy dessert and beverages while we hear all about the AAUW National Convention that member Jill Schlenker attended in June.

October 14, 2017
AAUW Pajama Party & Movies

6:00 PM – Contact steering committee to carpool
Location: Home of Mary Craft, Spiritwood

Members are invited to carpool to Spiritwood where we will enjoy potluck appetizers/snacks and jam in our “Jammies” as we watch movies. Be sure to bring your favorite. We may even enjoy a small art project taught by Mary.  Bring an air mattress and sleeping bag/bedding for this all nighter.

November 8, 2017
White Elephant Member Gift Exchange

5:30 – 8:30 PM
Location: TBA

Members are to regift an item they already have, wrap it and bring it to the white elephant gift exchange. Pizza will be provided. Bring your own beverages and your gift.

December – No Meeting

Programming Still Being Developed for 2018, Ideas Welcome

March 15, 2018 (tentative)
Tech Savvy – Jamestown

All day
Location: TBA

Members are asked to assist with the annual Tech Savvy program that brings hands on activities to 7-8 grade students in STEM.

April 13-14, 2018 (tentative)
AAUW North Dakota State Meeting

Friday: 6:00 – 9:00 PM – North Dakota State Hospital Superintendent’s House
Saturday: 8:30 AM – The Legacy Senior Center, Jamestown

AAUW Jamestown hosts the AAUW North Dakota State Meeting in Jamestown. Watch for more details on the State Meeting Webpage

July 18, 2018
Annual Garden Tour

29th Annual AAUW Garden Tour in Jamestown – 4-8 p.m.
Purchase your ticket from any AAUW member
Save the Date



2016 AAUW North Dakota Annual Meeting

April 22-23, 2016 – Devils Lake, ND

Protecting Your Income Before and After Retirement

AAUW members will be excited to attend the 2016 Annual meeting that is scheduled for April 22 and 23 in Devils Lake, ND.  Activities will focus on the theme, Protecting Your Income Before and After Retirement, and protecting a women’s income.  The event will be hosted by the Devils Lake branch.  Since women in ND earn less than our male counterparts, every dollar counts.  This event will help us learn how we can make the most of our income.   The tentative program will begin on Friday evening with an education workshop on “Work Smart.”  Salary negotiation strategies for the working woman, followed by a welcome reception hosted by Devils Lake Branch president, Theresa Leiphon.  On Saturday, April 23 members will learn more about protecting our income after retirement with presentations on social security and updates from AAUW National.  This will be followed by our annual business meeting in the afternoon.  All events except the reception will be held at Lake Region State College in the Chautauqua Gallery.


Bookstore Volunteer Schedule

Volunteers are needed to assist with packing books for the move to our new bookstore location across the hall.

Volunteers are asked to help on:

Tues, March 29 – 5-8 pm
Thurs. March 31 – 5-8 pm
April 5, 7, 12 and 14 – Tuesdays and Thursdays  5-8 pm
April 2, 9 and 16 – Saturdays – 9:30 am – 2 p.m.

Equal Pay Day – April 12, 2016

Equal Pay Day EventSometimes we find ourselves wishing for more than 24 hours in a day or more than seven days in a week, but more time is not always better: It takes women about 15 months to earn what men earn in 12, thanks to the gender pay gap.

We “celebrate” this occasion every April on a day known as Equal Pay Day, which is the symbolic day when women’s earnings (78 cents to men’s dollar) finally catch up to men’s earnings from the previous year. Equal Pay Day is a powerful occasion to raise awareness and organize action around the gender pay gap in our communities.

See the latest information for our state here:  The Gender Pay Gap by State

For additional resources and more information visit: Equal Pay Day Activities

Equal Pay Day 2016 will fall on Tuesday, April 12, so mark your calendar! 

Stay tuned for more events and info!