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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.


   Baldwin Library Book Club-  Afternoon Group

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

   Tuesday, June 25, 1:00 pm - The Late Bloomers' Club, by Louise Miller

"A delightful novel about two headstrong sisters, a small-town's efforts to do right by their community, and the power of a lost dog to conjure up true love."

Nora, the owner of the Miss Guthrie diner, is perfectly happy serving up apple cider donuts, coffee, and eggs-any-way-you-like-em to her regulars, and she takes great pleasure in knowing exactly what's "the usual." But her life is soon shaken when she discovers she and her younger, free-spirited sister Kit stand to inherit the home and land of the town's beloved cake lady, Peggy Johnson. Kit, an aspiring--and broke--filmmaker needs to generate funding for her latest project, and is particularly keen when they find out Peggy was in the process of selling the land to a big-box developer before her death. The people of Guthrie are divided--some want the opportunities the development will bring, while others are staunchly against any change--and they aren't afraid to leave their opinions with their tips. Time is running out, and the sisters need to make a decision soon. But Nora isn't quite ready to let go of the land, complete with a charming farmhouse, an ancient apple orchard and clues to a secret life that no one knew Peggy had. Troubled by the conflicting needs of the town, and confused by her growing feelings towards Elliot, the big-box developer, Nora throws herself into solving the one problem that everyone in town can agree on--finding Peggy's missing dog, Freckles.
When a disaster strikes the diner, the community of Guthrie bands together to help her, and Nora discovers that doing the right thing doesn't always mean giving up your dreams.



  Baldwin Library Book Club-  Evening Group

 Meets the last Monday of each month at an area restaurant.  Please call for current location.

Mon. June 24, 6:30 pm - My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorryby Fredrick Backman

Elsa is seven years old; her grandmother is seventy-seven years old. She is Elsa's best, and only, friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother's stories, in the Land of Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal. When Elsa's grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has wronged, the letters lead her to an apartment building full of drunks, monsters, attack dogs, and totally ordinary old crones... but also to the truth about fairytales and kingdoms and a grandmother like no other.--Publisher description.

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


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 call the library at 684-3813.

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!