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.
“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.