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  • Mon & Wed & Fri: 11am - 6pm
  • Tues & Thurs: 10am - 8pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 1pm
  • Sunday: closed

Book Clubs

Everyone is welcome!   No book purchase is necessary to participate.    Books to be read are chosen by the group members, with recommendations by the librarians.    For more info:     Rebecca 684-3813.


    Afternoon Book Club:  (ages 18 and over) -  Meets last Tuesday of each month at 1:00pm.

Books chosen are slightly older popular titles so that we can order multiple copies from the MORE system and no book purchase is necessary to participate.

                   Tuesday, June 27:       A Different Kind of Daughter: The woman who hid from the Taliban in plain sight by Maria Toorpaki

Coming from a Pakistani tribal region where women playing sports is forbidden, the author discusses how she passed as a boy in order to be an athlete, thus becoming a lightning rod for women's freedom in her country.


 Book Discussion - Evening Group  (Meets at various restaurants or can meet in the library.   Let us know if you plan to attend and we'll give you the location.)     

    Tuesday, July 12, 6:30 pm (re-scheduled June meeting) 

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.

"As a child, Kathy--now thirty-one years old--lived at Hailsham, a private school in the scenic English countryside where the children were sheltered from the outside world, brought up to believe that they were special and that their well-being was crucial not only for themselves but for the society they would eventually enter. Kathy had long ago put this idyllic past behind her, but when two of her Hailsham friends come back into her life, she stops resisting the pull of memory. And so, as her friendship with Ruth is rekindled, and as the feelings that long ago fueled her adolescent crush on Tommy begin to deepen into love, Kathy recalls her years at Hailsham. But with the dark clarity of hindsight, the three friends are compelled to face the truth about their childhood--and about their lives now."


             If interested, e-mail Joni at:       Please order your copy of the book from the MORE system or ask the library staff for help.


Middle School/Teen Book Club (for those going into 5th - 9th grades)    

 We will meet again in the summer of 2017 with new faciliatators.  Watch for dates soon!

High School Book Club will meet twice  -  Read the book and come talk about it with others who like to read (snack provided).

June 22nd,  4:00p  - All American Boys by Jason Reynolds

July 20th,  4:00p  -  Holding Up the Universe  by Jennifer Niven

***Request your copy from the MORE system today and start reading!  Ask us to do it if you prefer.

Middle School Book Club will meet twice - Read the book and come talk about it with others who like to read (snack provided).

June 27th, 4:00p -  The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Aug 1st,  4:00p  - The Girl Who Drank the Moon  by Kelly Barnhill

****We'll request a copy and you pick it up.   Copies of the first book are available as of June 1st.


 During the school year the group meets less often as participants are busy with schoolwork, but meets occasionally as the group chooses.   Meetings have been on the last Tuesday of each month at 3:45 for about 45 minutes, but day and time are up for negotiation.  Or occasional meetings can happen just once or twice a year for busy students.   B-W Bus #9 stops right at the library at 3:35 (remember a note that morning if you are changing buses).  A snack is provided if groups meets during the schoolyear.    Call the library if interested  (715-684-3813) and we will get you a free copy of the next book (ask for Ivy or Amanda or Rebecca).    No buying of a book is necessary.  Come have fun and meet other people who like to read too!