Book Club Leader Amy Manion

From Director of Library Services to Thelma's Book Club, Amy illuminates the power of learning.

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Amy Manion

A Wisconsin native, Amy Manion grew up in the suburbs of Milwaukee.  She is an enthusiastic reader and was meant to be a librarian.  Amy serves as the Director of Library Services at Waukesha County Technical College.  She believes in the transformative power of learning and treasures working with students.  Amy is very humble.  She prefers shining the spotlight on others, such as her husband and family, rather than on herself.  Her Catholic faith is very important to her.  Amy prays daily on her commute to work.  She is also passionate about environmental issues and loves her electric car.

Growing up in a family that valued service, Amy is committed to helping her community.  She aims to empower and lift up other women.  For years, Amy helped immigrant women learn English.  She is grateful that she could make a difference to these women.  At the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Amy leads a book club.  Its members are fortunate to benefit from Amy’s extensive literary knowledge and love of books.  Amy feels charged up by serving them.

Amy is passionate about politics.  She leads with conviction and action.  For example, Amy felt empowered by participating in the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. with her sister and daughter.  Amy has canvassed door-to-door with her family on numerous occasions.  She also engages in voter mobilization efforts such as Postcards to Voters with great enthusiasm.  Amy is really concerned for the wellbeing of our country and our democracy.  She hopes that those in power will become more concerned with the common good.  She hopes that our leaders will act justly and honorably instead of just pursuing their own selfish interests.  Amy encourages others to follow her lead and participate to bring forth the change they want to see.


- Written by Juliane Troicki of Illuminating Project


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