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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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Kids' Book Club: Two times, different books, attend one or both:

*Friday March 1, 3:00pm (no school at B-W) - Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman  (this book is generally recommended for ages 8 - 12 but others are welcome) 

Get together with Miss Molly to discuss Fortunately, the Milk, by Wisconsin author Neil Gaiman, a very funny, odd adventure story.

You get a free copy of the book to keep!  Come pick it up at the library anytime in February, read it, and then come to Book Club on Friday, March 1st at 3:00

(no school at B-W) to talk about what you liked about the book and enjoy snacks.  Talk with other kids who like books or just listen.

We will also have games out in the library that day so you can come early or stay after and play Jumbo Jenga, Checkers, K'nex, Magnet Tiles, Board Games, and more.

* Tuesday  March 19, 6:00pm   Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library  by Neil Gaiman (this book is generally recommended for ages 8-14 but others are welcome) 

Get together with Miss Molly to discuss Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, a wacky, action-packed puzzle adventure by Chris Grabenstein.

"Twelve-year-old Kyle Keeley is the class clown and a huge fan of all games—board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the construction of the new town library. Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot as one of twelve kids invited for an overnight sleepover in the library, hosted by Mr. Lemoncello and riddled with lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors stay locked. Kyle and the other kids must solve every clue and figure out every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route!"                      

***The first 8 people who stop by to pick up the book get a free copy to keep!  Come pick it up at the library anytime in February, read it, and then come to Book Club on Tuesday, March 19 at 6:00 to talk about what you liked about the book and enjoy snacks.  Talk with other kids who like books or just listen.  This is the week after Spring Break so we hope you will have more time for reading the book then. 

We will also have games out in the library that day so you can come early or stay after and play Jumbo Jenga, Checkers, K'nex, Magnet Tiles, Board Games, and more.

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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.   

  Tues. Jan. 29, 1:00 - The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah (author of The Nightingale) - postponed until Feb. 5th due to weather

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America's last frontier. Thirteen-year-old Leni, a girl coming of age in a tumultuous time, caught in the riptide of her parents' passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that a new land will lead to a better future for her family. At first, Alaska seems to be the answer to their prayers. But as winter approaches and darkness descends, Ernt's fragile mental state deteriorates and the family begins to fracture. 

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  Evening Group : Meets the last Monday of the month at a restaurant, contact us to learn current location)  -   Monday, Feb. 25, 6:30 pm (at Cheap Andy's in Hammond) 

                                  Cold Hearted Rake  by Lisa Kleypas

        Hampshire, England, 1875: "When the death of his cousin, an earl, lands him with responsibility for an estate riddled with debt and the late earl's three sisters, Devon Ravenel finds himself drawn to his cousin's widow and committed to restoring the estate."--Novelist.  First in a series called The Ravenels, historical romance.  

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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Tween Book Club (for about age 8 - 12)   - Plan on meeting in March of 2019!  

 During the school year the group meets less often as participants are busy with schoolwork, but meets occasionally as the group chooses.   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!