KPL Book Club

The Kilbourn Public Library Book Club is open to all adults interested in getting together for informal discussion on selected books. Each month a book is chosen and copies are available here at the library and on the bookmobile for interested readers.  The book club meets on the last Monday of the month in the afternoon at the Frank Fischer Center in Lake Delton at 12:30 p.m. We meet at the library the last Monday evening of the month at 6:30 p.m. and the last Wednesday afternoon of the month at 1:30 p.m. to discuss the featured book.  Coffee and treats are served along with engaging and enjoyable discussion. Copies of the book are available at the library and on the bookmobile. Everyone is welcome. If you can't make any of our meetings, post your comments and thoughts on our Book Club Blog.

In April the Book Club will be reading Jesse Burton's The Miniaturist. Burton's story is set in seventheenth century Amsterdam and follows the path of Nella Oortman who moves to the city with her husband, Johannes Brandt, who is a wealthy merchant. But Nella's world changes when Johannes presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. To furnish her gift, Nella engages the services of a miniaturist--an elusive and enigmatic artist whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways. Join us in April in reading and discussing this haunting and magical page turner. We will meet at the library for conversation and snacks on two occasions in April:
*Monday, April 24 at 6:30 pm
*Wednesday, April 26 at 1:30 pm

If you cannot make it in person, visit our blog at www.kplbookclub.blogspot.com. Join the discussion by adding a post to the blog.
 

The Kilbourn Public Library Book Discussion Group is reading The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin for March. The book will b discussed three times in March:
*Monday, March 27, 12:30 pm at the Frank Fischer Senior Center.
*Monday, March 27, 6:30 pm at the library.

*Wednesday, March 29, 1:30 pm at the library.
The Aviator's Wife, a work of historical fiction, tells the story of Anne Morrow, a shy woman who is wed to the famous pilot Charles Lindbergh in a headline making wedding. Despite her many achievements following the wedding, including becoming the United State's first female glide pilot, Anne continues to live in the shadow of Charles. The fairy tale life she longed for would end up bringing heartbreak and many challenges to Anne's life which caused her to challenge her need for love and independence and to embrace the possibility of life's changes. Join us for a lively discussion of the book and treats. If you cannot make it in person, visit our book club blog at kplbookclub.blogspot.com. Each month the KPL staff will post discussion topics and questions to get you "talking." Join the discussion by adding a post to the blog.

For February, the Kilbourn Public Library will be reading Three Junes by Julia Glass. This novel is about Pat McLeod, a recent widower who travels to Greece and falls for an American artist. While there, he reflects on the difficulties of his previous marriage.  After he passes away six years later,  Paul’s three sons are drawn back to Greece, their ancestral home. They later meet Fern, the artist whom Paul fell in love with.  Following Paul’s death and now becoming pregnant, Fern must decide on what family means to her. This book will move the reader by showing the power of kin and friendship! The book will be discussed three times in February:
*Wednesday, February 22, 1:30 p.m. at the library
*Monday, February 27, 12:30 p.m. at the Frank Fischer Senior Center
*Monday, February 27, 6:30 p.m. at the library.

The Kilbourn Public Library Book Club is starting 2017 by reading  Karen Abbott’s Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War, which was originally published in September of 2014. Karen Abbott uses a great deal of primary source evidence and personal interviews to tell the tale of four courageous women who were spies during the American Civil War. This book has a local tie as Belle Boyd is one of the women featured in the novel. She used her charm to be an effective spy for the Confederacy, while Emma Edmonds posed as a  man to fight in the Union army, Rose O’Neale Greenhow communicated with Union generals to gather intelligence for the Confederacy and Elizabeth Van Lew was an abolitionist who was able to run an espionage spy ring in the South. It is a spellbinding true story you will truly enjoy.
We will discuss this book three times in January.
*Wednesday, January 25 at 1:30 pm at the Library
*Monday, January 30 at 12:30 pm at the Frank Fischer Center
*Monday, January 30 at 6:30pm at the Library

 

The Kilbourn Public Library Book Discussion Group is again reading a selection of holiday books for the December get together.  Each person is choosing any holiday book they would like to read and we will have a short discussion on the books.  We will also be watching the movie Call of the Wild.
Anyone is welcome to join in this holiday book reading and movie night.  Stop by the library or bookmobile and pick a holiday book to read.  Or just come and watch the movie with us.  We will be meeting on three occasions for book discussion, holiday treats and a movie. *Wednesday, December 14 at 1:30 p.m. at the Library, *Monday, December 19 at 12:30 p.m. at the Frank Fischer Center & *Monday, December 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Library.

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