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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 bythe 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 - Feed Your Face While You Feed Your Mind

 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:

Oct. 18 –    Baldwin (715-684-3813)    –    Phoenix Grill
       The Same Sky   by Amanda Eyre Ward   (a girl journeys to reunite family, adoption topic)

Nov. 15 –    Deer Park (715-269-5464)    -   Laurel Supper Club
            Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier    (classic suspense, is new wife’s home haunted?)

Jan. 17 –    Woodville  (715-698-2430)   –   Phoenix Grill in Baldwin
            Bear Town by Fredrik Backman   (hot Scandinavian author, will hockey save a small town?)

Feb. 21 –    Somerset  (715-247-5228)  –   Bass Lake Cheese Factory
            Delicious by Ruth Reichl    (the foodie scene in New York and a WWII treasure)

Mar 21 –    Hudson   (715-381-0468)  -   Postmark Grille
            Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser   (real story of the Little House books and pioneer life)

Apr 18 –    Roberts  (715-749-3849)   -   Barn Board
            Before We Were Yours  by Lisa Wingate  (based on true story of stolen children in TN)

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   Baldwin Library Book Club       -  Afternoon Group

 Afternoon Book Club:  (ages 18 and over) -  Meets second Thursday and last Tuesday of each month at 1:00pm, come to one or both (we are trying meeting twice a month now in 2018).

                              NO MEETING AT END of DECEMBER.  Resumes Thursday, Jan. 10th 

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    Evening Group :  Monday, Jan. 28, 6:30 pm (at Shuggy's in Hammond) - NO MEETING IN DECEMBER

     (meets occasionally at a restaurant, let us know if you are interested in learning the next location)

            Beartown  by Fredrik Backman

          "Winning a junior ice hockey championship might not mean a lot to the average person, but it means everything to the residents of  Beartown, a community slowly being eaten alive by unemployment and the surrounding wilderness. A victory like this would draw national attention to the ailing town: it could attract government funding and an influx of talented athletes who would choose Beartown over the big nearby cities. A victory like this would certainly mean everything to Amat, a short, scrawny teenager who is treated like an outcast everywhere but on the ice; to Kevin, a star player just on the cusp of securing his golden future in the NHL; and to Peter, their dedicated general manager whose own professional hockey career ended in tragedy. At first, it seems like the team might have a shot at fulfilling the dreams of their entire town. But one night at a drunken celebration following a key win, something happens between Kevin and the general manager's daughter--and the next day everything seems to have changed. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected. With so much riding on the success of the team, the line between loyalty and betrayal becomes difficult to discern. At last, it falls to one young man to find the courage to speak the truth that it seems no one else wants to hear."-- Provided by publisher.

If interested, e-mail Joni at:   jwernlund@bwsd.k12.wi.us       Please order your copy of the book from the MORE system or ask the library staff for help.

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

 During the school year the group meets less often as participants are busy with schoolwork, but meets occasionally as the group chooses.   Or occasional meetings can happen just once or twice a year for busy students.   B-W Bus #18 (used to be #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 Amanda or Rebecca).  No buying of a book is necessary. Come have fun and meet other people who like to read too!