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.

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.

“Evicted:  Poverty and Profit in the American City,” the best-selling book by Matthew Desmond, is the 2016-17 selection for Go Big Read, UW-Madison’s common reading program.  It is also the November book selection for the Kilbourn Public Library Book Discussion. It is the story of eight Milwaukee families faced with losing their homes.  It’s also a powerful analysis of a little-known epidemic affecting people across the country living in poverty.  Matthew Desmond has spent the last eight years studying evictions from seemingly every possible angle.  His research has made him a rising star in the field and last year won him a MacArthur fellowship, the so-called genius grant.  Now, with “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” Mr. Desmond aims to bring an overlooked aspect of American poverty and inequality to a broader audience. We will discuss this book on three different occasions in November. 
Monday, November 28 at the Frank Fischer Senior Center in Lake Delton at 12:30 p.m.
Monday, November 28 at the library at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 30 at the library at 1:30 p.m.
This month our Wednesday meeting will be facilitated by UW-Madison Library Science students as part of the Go Big Read Program.
Pick up a copy and join us for this opportunity to talk about a little-understood facet of poverty and the profound implications it has for American families.  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.

This month the Kilbourn Public Library Book Club is reading Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Hector Tobar.  The entire world watched what transpired above-ground during the grueling and long rescue of the Chilean miners in 2010, but the story of the miners’ experiences below the Earth’s surface - and the lives that led them there -  was shared exclusively with Tobar.  According to Amazon this book is a “masterwork of narrative journalism - a riveting, at times shocking, emotionally textured account of a singular human event”. We will be discussing the book on three occasions.
Monday, August 29 at the Frank Fischer Senior Center in Lake Delton at 12:30 p.m.
Monday, August 29 at the library at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 31 at the library at 1:30 p.m.

If you can't make any of our meetings, post your comments and thoughts on our Book Club Blog.

All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani is the June book selection.  In this spectacular saga as radiant, thrilling, and beguiling as Hollywood itself, Adriana Trigiani takes us back to Tinsel Town's golden age--an era as brutal as it was resplendent--and into the complex and glamorous world of a young actress hungry for fame and success. Brimming with larger-than-life characters, both real and fictional--including stars Spencer Tracy, Myrna Loy, David Niven, Hattie McDaniel and more--it is the unforgettable story of one of cinema's greatest love affairs during the golden age of American movie making.
We will be meeting to discuss the book on three occasions:
Monday, June 27 at 12:30 p.m. at the Frank Fischer Senior Center in Lake Delton
Monday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the library
Wednesday, June 29 at 1:30 p.m. at the library

If you can't make any of our meetings, post your comments and thoughts on our Book Club Blog.

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