Book Clubs

Traveling Book Club

Third Tuesday each month @ 6:00 pm for dinner, 6:30 begin discussion.

A new Traveling Book Club that will rotate each month between different restaurants.

Explore different towns and eateries while you meet new people and try new books.

Register at your local library and order a copy of the book using the library catalog.

Libraries, Dates, & Locations
  • September 17, The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
    • Pheonix: 2095 10th Avenue, Baldwin, WI 54002
    • Patio, weather permitting
    • Host: Woodville Public Library
  • October 15, The Life We Bury: a novel by Allen Eskens
    • Pheonix: 2095 10th Avenue, Baldwin, WI 54002
    • Host: Baldwin Public Library
  • November 19, The Library Book by Susan Orlean 
    • Smilin’ Moose: 601 2nd St., Hudson, WI
    • Host: Hudson Public Library
  • January 21, The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
    • Pump House: 504 Main St., Downing, WI 54734
    • Host: Glenwood Public Library
  • February 18, Furious Hours: murder, fraud, and the last trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep
    • Parkside: 555 Davis St., Hammond, WI 54015
    • Host: Hammond Public Library
  • March 17, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
    • Barn Board: 517 Cherry Lane, Roberts, WI 54023
    • Host: Roberts Public Library
  • April 21, The River: a novel by Peter Heller
    • Champs Bar and Grill: The Greaton Room, 220 S. Knowles Ave., New Richmond, WI 54017
    • Host: New Richmond Public Library
  • May 19, Resistance Woman by Jennifer Chiaverini
    • The Laurel Supper Club: 1905 HWY 64, New Richmond, WI 54017
    • Host: Deer Park Public Library

Afternoon Book Club

Second Thursday & last Tuesday each month @ 1:00 pm in the library. Join us for one session or both, no registration required.

Tuesday, September 24th – 1:00 pm

Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal 

Midwestern chef Lars Thorvald has three loves in his life: his kitchen, his wife, Cynthia, and his newborn daughter, Eva. When Cynthia falls in love with a dashing sommelier, he’s left to raise Eva on his own, and devotes his life to sharing his culinary passions with his only child. After a childhood shaken by tragedy, Eva will find solace and salvation in the flavors of her native Minnesota. She is blessed with a once-in-a-generation palate and ultimately becomes the mysterious chef behind the most sought-after dinner reservation in the country.

 

Evening Book Club

Last Monday of each month @ 6:30pm. Location rotates between various eating spots.  Order your copy using the library catalog or ask us for help.

Monday, Sept. 30th – 6:30pm –  location to be determined (ask at library)

Ghost Hunters: William James and the search for scientific proof of life after death by Deborah Blum

What if a world -renowned philosopher and professor of psychiatry at Harvard suddenly announced he believed in ghosts? At the close of the nineteenth century, the illustrious William James, brother of noted author Henry James, led a determined scientific investigation into “unexplainable” incidences of clairvoyance and ghostly visitations. James and a small group of eminent scientists staked their reputations, their careers, even their sanity on one of the most extraordinary quests ever undertaken: to empirically prove the existence of ghosts, spirits, and psychic phenomena. What they pursued, and what they found, raises questions as fascinating today as they were then.  

If interested, e-mail Joni at: jwernlund@bwsd.k12.wi.us

Tween Book Club

Ages- completed 5th grade and up, snacks are provided!

We met in August and had a great discussion on Restart by Gordon Korman.

Call the library at 715-684-3813 (ask for Molly or Rebecca) to get information on when we meet again.

  • During the school year the group meets occasionally as the group chooses.
  • B-W Bus #18 stops right at the library at 3:30 (Required: a note from home if you are changing buses). 

Baldwin Public Library
400 Cedar Street
P.O. Box 475
Baldwin, WI 54002-047
715-684-3813

Hours
Mon, Wed, Fri: 9am - 6pm
Tues & Thurs: 9am - 7pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Sunday: closed