Book Clubs

Traveling Book Club

Third Tuesday each month @ 6:00 pm for dinner, 6:30 begin discussion.

A new Traveling Book Club that will rotate each month between different restaurants.

Explore different towns and eateries while you meet new people and try new books.

Register at your local library and order a copy of the book using the library catalog.

Libraries, Dates, & Locations
  • September 17, The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
    • Pheonix: 2095 10th Avenue, Baldwin, WI 54002
    • Patio, weather permitting
    • Host: Woodville Public Library
  • October 15, The Life We Bury: a novel by Allen Eskens
    • Pheonix: 2095 10th Avenue, Baldwin, WI 54002
    • Host: Baldwin Public Library
  • November 19, The Library Book by Susan Orlean 
    • Smilin’ Moose: 601 2nd St., Hudson, WI
    • Host: Hudson Public Library
  • January 21, The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
    • Pump House: 504 Main St., Downing, WI 54734
    • Host: Glenwood Public Library
  • February 18, Furious Hours: murder, fraud, and the last trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep
    • Parkside: 555 Davis St., Hammond, WI 54015
    • Host: Hammond Public Library
  • March 17, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
    • Barn Board: 517 Cherry Lane, Roberts, WI 54023
    • Host: Roberts Public Library
  • April 21, The River: a novel by Peter Heller
    • Champs Bar and Grill: The Greaton Room, 220 S. Knowles Ave., New Richmond, WI 54017
    • Host: New Richmond Public Library
  • May 19, Resistance Woman by Jennifer Chiaverini
    • The Laurel Supper Club: 1905 HWY 64, New Richmond, WI 54017
    • Host: Deer Park Public Library

Afternoon Book Club

Second Thursday & last Tuesday each month @ 1:00 pm in the library. Join us for one session or both, no registration required.

Thursday, October 10th – 1:00 pm

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

“Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village’s all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook’s mother. As the girls take up their positions as baby divers, they know they are beginning a life of excitement and responsibility but also danger. Despite their love for each other, Mi-ja and Young-sook’s differences are impossible to ignore. The Island of Sea Women is an epoch set over many decades, beginning during a period of Japanese colonialism in the 1930s and 1940s, followed by World War II, the Korean War and its aftermath, through the era of cell phones and wet suits for the women divers. Throughout this time, the residents of Jeju find themselves caught between warring empires. Mi-ja is the daughter of a Japanese collaborator, and she will forever be marked by this association. Young-sook was born into a long line of haenyeo and will inherit her mother’s position leading the divers in their village. Little do the two friends know that after surviving hundreds of dives and developing the closest of bonds, forces outside their control will push their friendship to the breaking point. This beautiful, thoughtful novel illuminates a world turned upside down, one where the women are in charge, engaging in dangerous physical work, and the men take care of the children.

Tuesday, October 29th – 1:00 pm

Emma by Jane Austen

Arrogant, self-willed and egotistical, “Emma” is Jane Austen’s most unusual heroine. Her interfering ways and inveterate matchmaking are at once shocking and comic. She is ‘handsome, clever and rich’ and has ‘a disposition to think too well of herself’. When she decides to introduce the humble Harriet Smith to the delights of genteel society and to find her a suitable husband, she precipitates herself and her immediate circle into a web of misunderstanding and intrigue, from which no-one emerges unchanged. 

Evening Book Club

Usually the last Monday of each month @ 6:30 pm. Location rotates between various eating spots.  Order your copy using the library catalog or ask us for help.

Monday, November 4th – 6:30 pm @ Schuggy’s in Hammond

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues. Five years, four months and twenty-nine days later, on April 14, 1965, Richard Eugene Hickock, aged thirty-three, and Perry Edward Smith, aged thirty-six, were hanged for the crime on a gallows in a warehouse in the Kansas State Penitentiary in Lansing, Kansas. This book is the story of the lives and deaths of these six people.–Publisher description.

If interested, e-mail Joni at: jwernlund@bwsd.k12.wi.us

Tween Book Club

Ages- completed 5th grade and up, snacks are provided!

We met in August and had a great discussion on Restart by Gordon Korman.

Call the library at 715-684-3813 (ask for Molly or Rebecca) to get information on when we meet again.

  • During the school year the group meets occasionally as the group chooses.
  • B-W Bus #18 stops right at the library at 3:30 (Required: a note from home if you are changing buses). 

Baldwin Public Library
400 Cedar Street
P.O. Box 475
Baldwin, WI 54002-047
715-684-3813

Hours
Mon, Wed, Fri: 9am - 6pm
Tues & Thurs: 9am - 7pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Sunday: closed