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Events: Book Club

Book Club: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion of Whitehead's recent, but now classic, novel! New people are always welcome!

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Women's Night Out: "Pachinko" by Min Jin Lee

Adult Event Drop-in Participate in a lively discussion of an eclectic mix of books with the Women's Night Out book club!

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Book Club: "A Gentleman In Moscow" by Amor Towles

Adult Event Join us for the monthly book club at the library! In the month of January, we'll read and discuss this novel, about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel in 1920s Russia.

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Readers of Classic Lit Book Club: "Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy

Adult Event Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of some of history's greatest works of literature, including Tolstoy's classic novel of contemporary life in Russia and of humanity in general.

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Book Club: "A Fall of Marigolds" by Susan Meissner

Adult Event Join us for a discussion of "A Fall of Marigolds," about two women - one in 1911 and the other in 2011 - who mourn the men that they love, both of whom died tragically.

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Nonfiction @ Night: "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel Brown

Adult Event Discuss our monthly book club pick about the American rowing crew that prevailed at the 1936 Berlin Olympics!

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Book Club: "The Last Mrs. Parrish" by Liv Constantine

Adult Event Join us for our monthly book club at the library! For the month of February, we'll be reading "The Last Mrs. Parrish" by Liv Constantine!

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Book Club: "Shotgun Lovesongs" by Nickolas Butler

Adult Event Join the library Book Club in February to discuss this book by Wisconsin author Nickolas Butler!

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Book Club: "Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann

Adult Event Drop by the library each month for a lively discussion of our monthly book club selection!

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Book Club: "Circe" by Madeline Miller

Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion of this bold retelling of Homer's Odyssey!

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Book Club: "Still Life with Bread Crumbs" by Anna Quindlen

Adult Event Join us for a discussion of "Still Life with Bread Crumbs," about a world-famous photographer who learns to look at life in a new way after moving to a small country cabin.

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Book Club: "The Widower's Tale" by Julia Glass

Adult Event Drop by the library for a lively discussion of this novel by Julia Glass!

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Women's Night Out: "The Education of Will" by Patricia McConnell

Adult Event Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of an eclectic mix of fiction and non-fiction with the Women's Night Out book club!

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Which is Better? Book-to-Movie Night: "Bridge to Terabithia"

All-Ages Event All ages are invited to watch the film adaptation of "Bridge to Terabithia" then discuss how the movie compares to the book by Katherine Paterson!

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Teen Book Club: "Steampunk!" by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant

Teen Event Join us for our monthly Teen Book Club, where we'll discuss this collection of 14 Steampunk-inspired stories written by various authors!

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Book Club: "Anna and the Swallow Man" by Gavriel Savit

Adult Event Join us for the monthly book club at the library! In the month of February, we'll read and discuss this novel, about a young girl who travels to the Polish countryside after her father is taken to a concentration camp.

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Readers of Classic Lit Book Club: "O Pioneers!" by Willa Cather

Adult Event Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of some of history's greatest works of literature, including Cather's prototype feminist novel!

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Nonfiction @ Night: "Evicted" by Matthew Desmond

Adult Event Discuss our monthly book club pick about eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads.

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Book Club: "How To Stop Time" by Matt Haig

Adult Event Join us for our monthly book club at the library! For the month of March, we'll be reading "How to Stop Time" by Matt Haig!

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Book Club: "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan

Adult Event Join the library Book Club in March to discuss this revered novel by Amy Tan!

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Book Club: "She Stood for Freedom" by Loki Mulholland

Adult Event Drop by the library each month for a lively discussion of our monthly book club selection!

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Book Club: "The Overstory" by Richard Powers

Adult Event Drop by the library for a lively discussion of "The Overstory," consisting of fables about the impacts of humans on the natural world.

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Book Club: "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck

Adult Event Join us for a discussion of "Of Mice and Men," about two ranch hands in Depression-era California who dream of a better life until an act of unintentional violence threatens their future.

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Book Club: "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance

Adult Event Drop by the library for a lively discussion of J.D. Vance's best-selling book!

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Book Club: "The Last Suppers" by Mandy Mikulencak

Adult Event Stop by the library for an engaging discussion of our monthly book club pick!

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Women's Night Out: "Evicted" by Matthew Desmond

Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion a variety of books during the Women's Night Out book club!

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Book Club: "Surprise Me" by Sophie Kinsella

Adult Event Join us for the monthly book club at the library! In the month of March, we'll read and discuss this novel, about a married couple who realize they don't know each other as well as they had thought.

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Book Club: "The Poet X" by Elizabeth Acevedo

Teen Event Teens are invited to take part in a lively discussion of a wide range of books!

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Nonfiction @ Night: "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell

Adult Event Discuss our monthly book club pick about the qualities and habits of successful people!

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Book Club: "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde

Adult Event Join us for our monthly book club at the library! For the month of April, we'll be reading "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde!

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Book Club: "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance

Adult Event Join the library Book Club in April to discuss this best-seller by J.D. Vance!

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Book Club: "The Woman in Cabin 10" by Ruth Ware

Adult Event Drop by the library each month for a lively discussion of our monthly book club selection!

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Book Club: "Unsheltered" by Barbara Kingsolver

Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion of this novel, about the lives of two different families, who live centuries apart.

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Book Club: "I Let You Go" by Clare Mackintosh

Adult Event Join us for a discussion of "I Let You Go," about a woman who suffers the loss of her young son and the two officers who try to get to solve the case.

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Book Club: "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman

Adult Event Drop by the library for a lively discussion of this quirky 2017 book by Gail Honeyman!

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Book Club: "The Radium Girls" by Kate Moore

Adult Event Join us for the monthly book club at the library! In the month of April, we'll read and discuss this novel, about the hundreds of young women worked at the radium-dial factories during World War I.

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Teen Book Club: "Property of the Rebel Librarian" by Allison Varnes

Teen Event Join us for our monthly Teen Book Club, where we'll discuss this book about books, libraries and one child's love of reading!

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Nonfiction @ Night: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot

Adult Event Discuss our monthly book club pick about the cells of a woman that were taken without her consent and used to study cancer, develop the polio vaccine and more.

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Book Club: "Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortenson

Adult Event Drop by the library each month for a lively discussion of our monthly book club selection!

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Book Club: "There There" by Tommy Orange

Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion of this novel, about a Native American powwow that changes the lives of some of its attendees forever.

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Book Club: "The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie

Adult Event Join the library Book Club in May to discuss this book by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows!

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Book Club: "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead

Adult Event Join us for a discussion of "The Underground Railroad," about a young slave trying to find the road to freedom.

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Book Club: "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed

Adult Event Drop by the library for a lively discussion of Cheryl Strayed's celebrated memoir!

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Book Club: "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng

Adult Event Stop by the library for an engaging discussion of our monthly book club pick!

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Book Club: "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman

Adult Event Join us for the monthly book club at the library! In the month of May, we'll read and discuss this novel, about an eccentric loner who meets two other isolated individuals and forms friendships with them.

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