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 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.

For January Book Discussion, we will be reading and talking about In The Midst of Winter by worldwide bestselling author Isabel Allende. This is a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil. The story begins with a minor traffic accident which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep in to the winter of their lives. Discussion on this book will be held on Monday, January 28 at 6:30pm and Wednesday, January 30 at 1:30pm. If you cannot make it, please make use of our online discussion blog at Everyone is welcome!

The Kilbourn Public Library Book Club is 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 Book Club. If you have never joined us for book discussion, this month would be the perfect time to start. Meet new people and enjoy enlightening conversation, yummy treats, a hot chocolate bar, and a light-hearted movie. Stop by the library or bookmobile and pick up a festive book to read. Or just come and watch the movie with us. Everyone is welcome! Monday, December 17 at 6:30pm and Wednesday, December 19 at 1:30pm. If you cannot make it in person, please use the online blog at to post your thoughts and comments on your book. Everyone is welcome!

This month we will be reading and discussing Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine written by Gail Honeyman. Eleanor Oliphant struggles with appropriate social skills, tends to say exactly what she's thinking, and carefully avoids unnecessary human contact. However, everything  changes once she meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygenic IT guy from her office. When Eleanor and Raymond save Sammy, an elderly woman who has fallen, the three rescue each other from the lives of isolation that they have been living. We will discuss this book on Monday, November 26 at 6:30pm and Wednesday, November 28 at 1:30pm. If you cannot make it in person, please use the online blog at to post your thoughts and comments on the book. Everyone is welcome!

For October's book discussion we will be diving into the 2018 Go Big Red selection: The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan. This book explores the Great Lakes which includes Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Superior. Egan explains how these lakes are facing a severe threat from human activity and are turning into an environmental catastrophe. This book blends the epic story of the lakes with an examination of the perils they face and ways we can save our largest source of freshwater for future generations. Go Big Red started 10 years ago and has grown to be one of the largest college common reading programs. It has joined UW-Madison and local communities in reading and discussing timely topics, all with a goal of gaining a better understanding of each other and the issues. We will discuss this book on Monday, October 29th at 6:30pm and Wednesday, October 31st at 1:30pm. If you cannot make it in person please use the online blog at

This month our book discussion will be on Diane Chamberlain's novel The Stolen Marriage. According to the book jacket, Tess DeMello's life is changed forever because of one mistake on one fateful night. She becomes trapped in a strange loveless marriage with no way out. Working as a nurse during a sudden polio epidemic she works to save the lives of her patients. But can she untangle the truth behind her husband's mysterious behavior and find the love and the life she was meant to have? Steeped in history and filled with heart wrenching twists, The Stolen Marriage is an emotionally captivating novel of secrets, betrayals, prejudice, and fogiveness.
We will discuss this book on Monday, September 24 at 6:30pm and Wednesday, September 26 at 1:30pm. If you can't make it in person please use the online blog to post your comments and thoughts on the book.