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Hours 
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.  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.    For more info:     Rebecca 684-3813.

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    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).

   Baldwin Library Book Club  -  Afternoon Group

    Thurs. July 12,   1:00 pm    The Sign of the Beaver    

    by Elizabeth George Speare

 

Matt and his father have gone ahead of the rest of the family to build a cabin on their new land in Maine. Now, his father is returning to Massachusetts to get Matt's mother and siblings, leaving Matt to guard the new home and garden. Matt's dad expects to be gone only seven weeks. What could happen in that time? Although he faces responsibility bravely, thirteen-year-old Matt is more than a little apprehensive. When a renegade white stranger steals his gun, Matt realizes he has no way to shoot game or to protect himself. When Matt meets Attean, a boy in the Beaver clan, he begins to better understand their way of life and their growing problem in adapting to the white man and the changing frontier.  Elizabeth George Speare’s Newbery Honor-winning survival story is filled with wonderful detail about living in the wilderness and the relationships that formed between settlers and natives in the 1700s.  She is the author of two award-winning books:  The Witch of Blackbird Pond and The Bronze Bow.

 


 Tues. July 31,   1:00 pm        Carnegie’s Maid    by Marie Benedict

           Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She's not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh's grandest households. She's a poor farmer's daughter with nowhere to go and nothing in her pockets. But the other woman with the same name has vanished, and pretending to be her just might get Clara some money to send back home. If she can keep up the ruse, that is. Serving as a lady's maid in the household of Andrew Carnegierequires skills she doesn't have, answering to an icy mistress who rules her sons and her domain with an iron fist. What Clara does have is a resolve as strong as the steel Pittsburgh is becoming famous for, coupled with an uncanny understanding of business, and Andrew begins to rely on her. But Clara can't let her guard down, not even when Andrew becomes something more than an employer. Revealing her past might ruin her future--and her family's."-- Publisher

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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.)    

Monday, July 30, 6:30 pm - (they meet at different restaurants, ask us where)

Irena's children : the extraordinary story of the woman who saved 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto / Tilar J. Mazzeo

The "extraordinary and gripping true account of Irena Sendler--the "female Oskar Schindler"--who took staggering risks to save 2,500 children from death and deportation in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II"

       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!