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Mon,  Wed,  Fri:    9am - 6pm
Tues & Thurs:       9am - 7pm
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.

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.


    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).

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.

Thurs., March 8, 1:00 pm -  Mr. Dickens and His Carol     by Samantha Silva

"Charles Dickens is not feeling the Christmas spirit. His newest book is an utter flop, the critics have turned against him, relatives near and far hound him for money. While his wife plans a lavish holiday party for their ever-expanding family and circle of friends, Dickens has visions of the poor house. But when his publishers try to blackmail him into writing a Christmas book to save them all from financial ruin, he refuses ... On one of his long night walks, in a once-beloved square, he meets the mysterious Eleanor Lovejoy, who might be just the muse he needs"--

Tues., March 27, 1:00 pm -   The Faith Club          by Ranya Idliby

When an American Muslim woman befriends two other mothers, one Jewish and one Christian, they decide to educate their children about their respective religions. None of them guessed their regular meetings would provide life-changing answers and form bonds that would forever alter their struggles with prejudice, fear, and anger. Personal, powerful, and compelling, The Faith Club forces readers to face the tough questions about their own religions.

Pioneering, timely, deeply thoughtful, and full of hope, The Faith Club’s caring message will resonate with people of all faiths.


 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, Mar. 27, 6:30 pm
(they meet at different restaurants ask us where)

Killers of the Osage Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI 
 by David Grann

 In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances. In this last remnant of the Wild West--where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the "Phantom Terror," roamed--many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization's first major homicide investigations and thebureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. In Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating."--

       If interested, e-mail Joni at:       Please order your copy of the book from the MORE system or ask the library staff for help.


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!