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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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  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).

   Baldwin Library Book Club  -  Afternoon Group

Tues. Oct. 30, 1:00  --      The Story of Arthur Truluv    by Elizabeth Berg

"Truluv is a moving novel about three people who have lost the person they love most, and must find their way back to happiness. Arthur, a widower, meets Maddy, an angry and friendless teenage girl, while visiting his late wife at the cemetery, where he goes every day for lunch. Against all odds, the two strike up a friendship that pulls them out of a serious rut. They band together with Arthur's nosy neighbor Lucille, to create lives that are truly worth living. Proving that life's most precious moments are sweeter when shared, they go from strangers, to friends, to an untraditional but loving family."-- Provided by publisher.

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    Evening Group :      Monday, Nov. 5th,  6:30 pm -   (Phoenix Restaurant, Baldwin)   

                                              The Hate U Give    By Angie Thomas     (movie coming out in October!) 

 

"Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life"-- Provided by publisher.

Awards: Coretta Scott King Honor, Author, 2018         Michael L. Printz Honor, 2018

         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.   Meetings in the past were 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 #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!