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Events: Book Club


Book Club: "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead

Wed., 9/27/17, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Two slaves escape a cotton plantation via the Underground Railroad with a relentless slave catcher in pursuit.
Book Club Rothschild Adults

Readers of Classic Lit: "Little House in the Big Woods"

Wed., 9/27/17, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Discussion of the classic book about two girls growing up on the Wisconsin frontier. No registration required and new participants are always welcome!
Book Club Wausau Adults

Book Club: "The Hired Girl" by Laura Amy Schlitz

Mon., 10/9/17, 5:45pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Marathon City! For the month of October, we'll be reading "The Hired Girl" by Laura Amy Schlitz! Free, with new members always welcome! Call 715-443-2775 for more information.
Book Club Marathon City Adults

Book Club: "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury

Tue., 10/10/17, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Hatley
Discuss Ray Bradbury's classic novel "Fahrenheit 451" during our Hatley Branch's October book club meeting!
Book Club Hatley Adults

Book Club: "Missing Mom" by Joyce Carol Oates

Thu., 10/12/17, 11:30am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us for a discussion of this book, about a woman who undergoes a major personal transformation in the year following her mother's death.
Book Club Edgar Adults

Book Club: "Under The Influence" by Joyce Maynard

Thu., 10/12/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
Discussion of a novel about a woman who falls apart in her personal and professional life, and falls under the spell of a charming couple. No registration required and new people are always welcome!
Book Club Athens Adults

Book Club: "The Light Between Oceans" by M. L. Stedman

Mon., 10/16/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
A baby washes ashore a remote Australian island where a childless couple run a lighthouse.
Book Club Mosinee Adults

Book Club "Magic Hour" by Kristin Hannah

Mon., 10/16/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Reluctantly giving up her California practice working with troubled children, Julia Cates is forced to draw on all her skills to deal with a young mute girl found abandoned and terrified in her Pacific Northwest.
Book Club Stratford Adults

Book Club: "Ordinary Grace" by William Kent Krueger

Join us for a discussion of the book "Ordinary Grace," about a man who looks back on a tragic event that shattered his small Minnesota hometown when he was 13.
More events in this series (1). » Book Club Spencer Adults

Women's Night Out: "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman

Mon., 10/16/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Lively, social discussion of the novel about a curmudgeon who finds an unexpected friendship among neighbors.
Book Club Wausau Adults

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery"

Thu., 10/19/17, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens can discuss "Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery" by Deborah and James Howe and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Book Club: "The Girls" by Emma Cline

Wed., 10/25/17, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
A 1960s teen girl becomes swept up in a chaotic cult and its charismatic leader in "The Girls" by novelist Emma Cline.
Book Club Rothschild Adults

Readers of Classic Lit: "The Golden Notebook" by Doris Lessing

Wed., 10/25/17, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a discussion of this classic book, about a successful author who combines her different notebooks of writings into one single golden notebook. No registration required and new participants are always welcome!
Book Club Wausau Adults

Book Club: "The Finest Hours" by Michael Tougias and Casey Sherman

Thu., 11/9/17, 11:30am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us for a discussion of this book, which chronicles a real-life rescue mission the U.S. Coast Guard made in 1954 to save oil tankers ripped apart by a massive storm.
Book Club Edgar Adults

Book Club: "Redeployment" by Phil Klay

Thu., 11/9/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
Join a lively discussion of this historical fiction novel about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. New members always welcome!
Book Club Athens Adults

Book Club: "The Casual Vacancy" by J.K. Rowling

Mon., 11/13/17, 5:45pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Marathon City! For the month of November, we'll be reading "The Casual Vacancy" by J.K. Rowling! Free, with new members always welcome! Call 715-443-2775 for more information.
Book Club Marathon City Adults

Book Club: "Dear Daughter" by Elizabeth Little

Tue., 11/14/17, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join our Hatley Branch Book Club in November to discuss the novel "Dear Daughter" by Elizabeth Little!
Book Club Hatley Adults

Book Club: "Before the Fall" by Noah Hawley

Wed., 11/15/17, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
After a tragic plane crash, the only two survivors are a down-and-out painter and the four year-old heir to a media empire in Noah Hawley's novel "Before the Fall."
Book Club Rothschild Adults

Book Club: "The Silver Star" by Jeanette Walls

Join us at our Spencer Branch for a discussion of the book "The Silver Star," about two sisters who move in with their uncle and face hardships as they grow up.
More events in this series (1). » Book Club Spencer Adults

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio

Thu., 11/16/17, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens can discuss "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Book Club: "A Spool of Blue Thread" by Anne Tyler

Mon., 11/20/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
This story follows the lives of four generations of the Whitshank family, spanning from the 1920s until present day.
Book Club Mosinee Adults

Book Club "The Martian" by Andy Weir

Mon., 11/20/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
While on a space mission to Mars, astronaut Mark Watney is accidentally left behind and must figure out a way to grow food and survive until NASA can send a mission back to rescue him.
Book Club Stratford Adults

Women's Night Out: "The Green Road" by Anne Enright

Mon., 11/20/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Stop by the Women's Night Out book club for a lively, social discussion of a novel about an Irish family whose children spread across the globe and reunite over Christmas.
Book Club Wausau Adults

Readers of Classic Lit: "The American Dream"/"Zoo Story" by Edward Albee

Wed., 11/22/17, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a discussion of two of Edward Albee's classic one-act plays! No registration required and new participants are always welcome!
Book Club Wausau Adults

Book Club: "Greenglass House" by Kate Milford

Mon., 12/11/17, 5:45pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Marathon City! For the month of December, we'll be reading "Greenglass House" by Kate Milford! Free, with new members always welcome! Call 715-443-2775 for more information.
Book Club Marathon City Adults

Book Club: "The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey

Tue., 12/12/17, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us at our Hatley Branch to discuss "The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey.
Book Club Hatley Adults

Book Club: "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead

Thu., 12/14/17, 11:30am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us as we discuss this award-winning book, about a young slave trying to find the road to freedom!
Book Club Edgar Adults

Book Club: "The Christmas Shoes" by Donna VanLiere

Mon., 12/18/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
This story follows the lives of a man and a boy who cross paths one fateful Christmas Eve.
Book Club Mosinee Adults

Book Club "The 13th Gift" by Joanne Smith

Mon., 12/18/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
After the death of her husband, Joanne Smith is dreading the holiday season. But 12 days before Christmas, she begins receiving unexpected gifts from her family's "True Friends," which changes her outlook.
Book Club Stratford Adults

Book Club: "A Season of Angels" by Debbie Macomber

Join us for a discussion of the book "A Season of Angels," about three wacky angels who set out to answer the Christmas prayers of those on earth.
More events in this series (1). » Book Club Spencer Adults

Readers of Classic Lit: The Short Stories of O. Henry

Wed., 12/20/17, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a discussion of some of O. Henry's classic short stories!
Book Club Wausau Adults

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "Tuck Everlasting" by Natalie Babbitt

Thu., 12/21/17, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens can discuss "Tuck Everlasting" by Natalie Babbitt and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Book Club: "Small Great Things " by Jodi Picoult

Wed., 1/24/18, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a discussion of "Small Great Things," about an African American nurse who is charged with a crime after performing life-saving CPR on the child of two white supremacists.
Book Club Rothschild Adults

Book Club: "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry" by Fredrik Backman

Wed., 2/28/18, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a discussion of "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry," about a girl whose grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters that bring to life a world of fairy tales.
Book Club Rothschild Adults

Book Club: "Lilac Girls" by Martha Hall Kelly

Wed., 3/28/18, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a discussion of "Lilac Girls," about the intersecting lives of an American woman and a Polish woman during World War II.
Book Club Rothschild Adults