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 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.

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.

Movie Day! We will be watching the movie based on the book club book for this month: Secret Life, Secret Death. Come and enjoy the movie in the library lounge at the senior center. The movie will start at 1:00 p.m.  We'll bring the popcorn!

The Kilbourn Public Library Book Club is starting out the year with New York Times bestselling author Nick Hornby's fourth novel A Long Way Down. The author mines the hearts and psyches of four lost souls who connect just when they’ve reached the end of the line. Four people who come together on New Year’s Eve. They encounter one another on the roof of Topper’s House, a London destination famous as the last stop for those ready to end their lives. Intense, hilarious, provocative, and moving, A Long Way Down is a novel about suicide that is, surprisingly, full of life.  This month we will be meeting to discuss the book on Monday, January 25 at 6:30 pm and Wednesday, January 27 at 1:30 p.m.   If you can’t join us in person, post your thoughts on our book club blog.

In keeping with the haunted spirit of October the library book club is reading Daphne du Maurier’s classic suspense novel, Rebecca.  This novel is considered by many critics as the finest Gothic romance of the 20th century. First published in 1938 it is the story of the second bride of Maxim de Winter- a woman whose happiness is threatened by the sinister spirit of de Winter’s first wife, the dead Rebecca.  A perfect hauntingly suspenseful story for October!
This month we will meet on Monday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, October 28 at 1:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to join us for discussion and treats. If you can’t join us in person, post your thoughts, comments and questions on our book club blog. We dare you to join us.


The Kilbourn Public Library Book Club is reading The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom for the September book selection. This highly recommended book  brings to life a thriving plantation in Virginia in the decades before the Civil War, where a dark secret threatens to expose the best and worst in everyone tied to the estate.
Join us at the library on Monday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. or Wednesday, September 30 at 1:30 p.m. to discuss this thought provoking novel.  If you can't join us in person, post your comments on our book club blog - KPL Reads. New faces and voices are always welcome.