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 at the library on 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.
Hillbilly Elegy is the 2017-18 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. Written by J.D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy offers a broad look at the poor white working class in a small Appalachian town. The author draws upon his own life experiences to help paint a picture of a working class that has lost faith in upward social mobility. It is an illuminating memoir and work of social history that is sure tospur an engaging discussion. We will be discussing this book on Monday, November 27 at 6:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, November 29 at 1:30 p.m. Both discussions will be held at the library. Copies of the book are available at the library and on the bookmobile. Everyone is Welcome. If yo ucannot make it to the meeting in person you are welcome to participate in the online discussion at kplbookclub.blogspot. com. The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Go Big Read Program is designed to engage members of the campus community and beyond in an academically focused reading experience.