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 5:30 p.m. and the last Wednesday afternoon of the month at 1:30 p.m. to discuss the featured book.  Currently we are meeting virtually on Zoom for engaging and enjoyable discussion. Everyone is welcome.

Party on the Patio!

The book discussion this month will be a party. The title for July's book discussion is Circling the Sun by Paula McLain. Set against the majestic ladscape of early twentieth-century Africa, McLain's powerful tale reveals the extraordinary adventures of a woman before her time, the exhilaration of freedom and its cost, and the tenacity of the human spirit. Book discussions for this title will take place on Wednesday, July 25 at 1:30pm and Monday, July 30 at 6:30pm.  Both discussions will be taking place outside on our fantastic patio. We will be serving African food and sunny weather with a side of interesting conversation. This is a book discussion you definitely will not want to miss. We will close out the Summer Book Discussion Events with local author Mary Leary Becker's Happily Ever After Everyone Else: Julie's Story. If you are unable to attend the book discussion events in person, visit our book club blog at

Sign up for our exciting Adult Summer Reading Program! Read great books all summer for the opportunity to win an awesome kindle! All adults are invited to participate. In addition, we will be having one special book discussion each month this summer. For the month of June the featured title is Buy the Little Ones a Dolly, written by Wisconsin Dells' very own Rose Bingham. Discussions will be held on Monday, June 25 at 6:30 pm and Wednesday, June 27 at 1:30 pm at the library. As a special treat, Rose Bingham will be leading the discussions. If you can't make it in person, join the discussion on our online blog at In July we will be reading Circling the Sun by Paula McLain and in August we will be reading Happily Ever After Everyone Else by Mary Leary Becker and Diane St. Cyr Janelle.

For the month of May the Kilbourn Public Library Book Club will be reading Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human. It is a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken and how far we will go to claim the lives we dream of. The Book Club will be discussing this book on Monday, May 21 at 6:30 pm and Wednesday, May 30 at 1:30 pm. Join us here at the library or participate with fellow readers by sending a comment to our book club blog at Everyone is welcome!

For the month of April, the Kilbourn Public Library Book Club will be reading Idaho by Emily Ruskovich. This book follows the story of Ann and Wade, who are married and work the rough landscape of northern Idaho. Wade is slowly losing his memory and Ann wants to peice together the tragic events that happened to his previous wife Jenny and their two daughters June and May. This is a novel told from several different perspectives that you will not want to miss out on. The Kilbourn Public Library Book Club will be discussing this book twice in April: Wednesday, April 25 at 1:30pm and Monday, April 30 at 6:30 pm. If you are unable to join us for discussion, please don't miss the online conversation at All are welcome!

The Kilbourn Public Library Book Discussion Group will be reading When Breath Becomes Air, written by Paul Kalanithi. This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question what makes life worth living? When Breath Becomes Air is an unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a brilliant writer who became both. The Kilbourn Public Library Book Club will be discussing this book on Monday, March 26 at 6:30pm and Wednesday, March 28 at 1:30pm. If you cannot make it to either of these sessions, feel free to join the discussion online at Everyone is welcome!