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

Book Clubs

Everyone is welcome!   Books to be read are chosen by the group members, with recommendations by the librarians.  Books chosen are slightly older popular titles so that we can find available multiple copies from the MORE system to order and no book purchase is necessary to participate.    For more info:     Rebecca 684-3813.

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 Area Libraries Offer Traveling Book Club - Resumes in Autumn of 2019. We had so much fun we'll do it again next year!

 Book clubs are great ways to discuss with others how you felt about a book, what you didn’t like or what you might have learned about other lives and worlds.  They are even more fun when you can have snacks and maybe a drink while you chat!  However, if you don’t look forward to cleaning the house and baking when it’s your turn for hosting, this might be the book club for you:  Six St. Croix County Libraries are starting a new Traveling Book Club that will rotate each month between different restaurants.  We think it will be fun to explore different towns and eateries while you meet new people and try new books.  Or bring your own friends and family for a fun night out!  Please register at your local library and order a copy of the book from our system.  Then on the third Thursday of the month join us to relax over food and beverage at 6:00 pm if you want, with discussion beginning at 6:30.  You are not obligated to go to every one or to buy any food.  Signing up ahead will help us plan at the restaurants, but don’t let that stop you from showing up anyway!  We’ve chosen a variety of books that all have lots of possible topics for discussion.  For questions or to register, call any of the following libraries:
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   Baldwin Library Book Club-  Afternoon Group

 Meets the second Thursday and last Tuesday of each month in the library. Come to one or both.   

Tues. April 30, 1:00 - Ghosted, by Rosie Walsh

When Sarah meets Eddie, they connect instantly and fall in love. To Sarah, it seems as though her life has finally begun. And it's mutual: It's as though Eddie has been waiting for her, too. Sarah has never been so certain of anything. So when Eddie leaves for a long-booked vacation and promises to call from the airport, she has no cause to doubt him. But he doesn't call. Sarah's friends tell her to forget about him, but she can't. She knows something's happened--there must be an explanation. Minutes, days, weeks go by as Sarah becomes increasingly worried. But then she discovers she's right. There is a reason for Eddie's disappearance, and it's the one thing they didn't share with each other: the truth.

 

  Thurs. May 9, 1:00 - The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, by Margareta Magnusson

In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called döstädning, dö meaning "death" and städning meaning "cleaning." Margareta instructs readers to embrace minimalism, and suggests which possessions you can easily get rid of(unworn clothes, unwanted presents, more plates than you'd ever use) and which you might want to keep (photographs, love letters, a few of your children's art projects). Digging into her late husband's tool shed, and her own secret drawer of vices, Margareta introduces an element of fun to a potentially daunting task. Along the way readers get a glimpse into her life in Sweden, and also become more comfortable with the idea of letting go.

 

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 Baldwin Library Book Club-  Evening Group

 Meets the last Monday of each month at a restaurant, contact us to learn current location.

  Mon. June 3 (note change of week), 6:30 pm - Hidden Figures: the American dream and the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped win the space race, by Margot Lee Shetterly

Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South's segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America's aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam's call, moving to Hampton Virginia and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Even as Virginia's Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley's all-black "West Computing" group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens."-- adapted from publisher website.

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

  Please order your copy of the books from the MORE system or ask the library staff for help.

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Tween Book Club (for about age 8 - 12)   - Will meet again in summer of 2019, watch for details

 During the school year the group meets less often as participants are busy with schoolwork, but meets occasionally as the group chooses. Watch for notice of the next meeting.  B-W Bus #18 stops right at the library at 3:30  (remember a note from home 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 Molly or Rebecca).  No buying of a book is necessary. Come have fun and meet other people who like to read too!