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Hours

  • Mon & Wed & Fri: 11am - 6pm
  • Tues & Thurs: 10am - 8pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 1pm
  • Sunday: closed

Book Clubs

Everyone is welcome!   No book purchase is necessary to participate.    Books to be read are chosen by the group members, with recommendations by the librarians.    For more info:     Rebecca 684-3813.

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      Magnus Chase Book Club       (for grades 5 +)         Meets 5:30 - 6:30 on dates below,   themed snacks and activities provided too!

Talk about this awesome series by Rick Riordan. Magnus is a homeless boy who finds out he is the son of a Norse god, and the Viking myths are true!  Now he must  choose to accept his duty and prevent doomsday, Ragnarok.

 Thurs.   Jan. 18:     The Sword of Summer
 Thus.    Feb. 22:     The Hammer of Thor
 Thurs.  Mar. 29:    
The Ship of the Dead
Meets  just once a month so you can fit reading the book into your busy schedule. Come to all or just one.  We can help you order a free copy of the book from the MORE system.

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    Afternoon Book Club:  (ages 18 and over) -  Meets last Tuesday of each month at 1:00pm.  We are thinking of setting up a second meeting in the middle of each month, possibly on a different day. If you are interested, please let us know what days and times you would be available!

Books chosen are slightly older popular titles so that we can order multiple copies from the MORE system and no book purchase is necessary to participate.

   Thursday, Jan. 18 (note different date)      1:00 pm:   

 

 

 Underground Railroad   by Colson Whitehead   (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for 2017)

 

 

 Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. Their first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city's placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. In this re-creation, the Railroad is no mere metaphor but an actual, secret network of tracks and tunnels operating beneath the Southern soil.

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 Book Discussion - Evening Group  (Meets at various restaurants or can meet in the library.   Let us know if you plan to attend and we'll give you the location.)     

 Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6:30 pm    What Was Mine    by Helen Klein Ross 

"On May 1, 1915, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were anxious. Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone, and for months, its U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era's great transatlantic "Greyhounds" and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack. He knew, moreover, that his ship--the fastest then in service--could outrun any threat. Germany, however, was determined to change the rules of the game, and Walther Schwieger, the captain of Unterseeboot-20, was happy to oblige. Meanwhile, an ultra-secret British intelligence unit tracked Schwieger's U-boat, but told no one. As U-20 and the Lusitania made their way toward Liverpool, an array of forces both grand and achingly small--hubris, a chance fog, a closely guarded secret, and more--all converged to produce one of the great disasters of history."--Publisher description.

      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!