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Book Clubs

One staff member, with occasional help, orders and processes items for 17 local book clubs, most of which are year-round.

Find a book club to meet your interest and schedule!

Book Club Group Reminder

Books will typically be ready when your book club meets unless otherwise notified. Please pick up your books within 10 days of your meeting date or contact the library to make other arrangements.

Book choice may be changed due to unavailability of the item for requested date. If an alternate book title is chosen, the book club coordinator will be notified.

The Barnes Book Club

Meets monthly on the 4th Monday of the month in Barnes.

For the location, or to join, please contact the book club coordinator

Claire Dulgar
Phone 715-816-0250
Email cdulgar@cheqnet.net

Summer & Winter Group Size

Group Size: 10 

*Please contact your book club coordinator if you would like items ordered for you in Book on Tape, Book on CD or Large Print format when those titles are available in those formats.

 

Barnes Book Choices

Jan. 24, 2022
Two Women by Velma Wallis

Feb. 28, 2022
Still Life by Louise Penny

March 28, 2022
Emma by Jane Austen

April 25, 2022
Sick Souls, Healthy Minds by Kaag

May 23, 2022
Color of Water by James McBride

June 27, 2022
Dewey: The Small-Town Cat Who Touched the World
by Viki Myron

July 25
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Betty Lou Literary Society

Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the Month and is currently closed to new members.

Summer/Winter Group Size: 7

Mary Byrkit or Susan Walker

Phone 715-865-5209/715-957-0022

*Please contact your book club coordinator if you would like items ordered for you in Book on Tape, Book on CD or Large Print format when those titles are available in those formats.

Betty Lou Book Choices

Sept. 16, 2021
When We Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O’Neal

Oct. 21, 2021
Driftless by David Rhodes

Nov. 18, 2021
The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Dec. 16, 2022
American Dirt by Jeanine Cummings

Jan. 20, 2022
Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall

February 17, 2022
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

March 17, 2022
The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Birkie Girls

Meets the 3rd Wednesday in September through May.This group is closed to new members at this time.

Group Size: 4

For more information, please contact the Birkie Girls #1 book club coordinator:

Marilyn Konkler
Phone 651-238-0574
Email mkonkler55@gmail.com

Birkie Girls Book Choices

Jan. 19, 2022
The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

Feb. 16, 2022
A Sharp Solitude by Christin Carbo

March 16, 2022
Josephine Baker’s Last Dance by Sherry Jones

April 20, 2022
Facing the Mountain by Dan James Brown

Blue Stockings Book Club

Meets in the afternoons on the 3rd Monday of every month at 1:30 pm.

For more information, please contact your book club coordinators:

Jan Wege/Pat Dougher
Phone 715-634-8101/715-634-2149
Email muskymania@centurytel.net

Group Size
Dec.-Mar. : 7 total
Apr.-Nov. 7 : 10 total

Blue Stockings Book Choices

 

Jan. 3, 2022                                                                                      Ida Tarbell, The Woman Who Challenged Big Business and Won by Emil Arnold McCully

Feb. 7, 2022                                                                                    The Murmur of Bees by Sofia Seqovia

March 14, 2022                                                                                      The Dutch House by Ann Pratchett

April 11, 2022                                                                                       Figure Eight by Jeff Nania

May 9, 2022                                                                                          The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

June 13, 2022 
Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

July 18, 2022
The Woman in thee Window by A. J. Finn

August 15, 2022
Spider Lake by Jeff Nania

 

Caribou Book Club

Meets the first Thursday of each month

Open Book Club

Group Size: 9

For more information, please contact your book club coordinator

Lynn Syverson
Phone 715-699-03086
Email syversons@gmail.com

Caribou Book Choices

Jan. 2, 2022                                                                                          The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Feb. 3, 2022                                                                            Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

March 3, 2022                                                                                        This is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

April 7, 2022                                                                                          Nomadland by Jessica Bruder

May 5, 2022                                                                                           You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz

June 2, 2022
The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

July 7, 2022
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

August 4, 2022
A Day Like This by Kelly McNeil

Hayward Book Club

Meets on the third Thursday of the month: May-September

Group Size: 8

For more information, please contact your book club coordinator

Grace (Connie) Miller
Phone 715-462-3451

Hayward Book Choices

June 2, 2022
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

June 23, 2022
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

July 21, 2022
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery & Jack London’s To Build a Fire

 

August 18, 2022
The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Messner &  The Telltale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe

September 15, 2022
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Alternate: The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Newcomers Book Club

Meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Location changes monthly.

Book Club is closed due to maximum number of members.

For more information, please contact your book club coordinator:

JoAnn Evans
Phone 634-1726
Email 2evans@centurytel.net

Newcomers Book Choices

November 18, 2021
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

December 23, 2021 –                                                              The Noel Letters by Richard Paul Evans

January 27, 2022 –                                                                 The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

February 24, 2022 –                                                               The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

March 24, 2022                                                                      The Other Americans by Laila Lalami

April 28, 2022                                                                        The Woman in the Photo by Mary Hogan

May 26, 2022                                                                          Echoes of My Soul by Robert Tannenbaum

June 15, 2022
The Perfect Horse by Elizabeth Letts

July 21, 2022
The Things We Lost to the Water by Eric Nguyen

August 18, 2022
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

 

 

 

A Novel Idea Book Club

Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Group Size: 8

This is a closed group.

For more information, please contact your book club coordinator:

OMW Book Club

Meets on the second Tuesday of the month.

Group Size: 5

For more information, please contact your book club coordinator:

Catherine Sebek
Phone 715-634-3667
Email catherine.sebek@gmail.com

OMW Book Choices

Sept. 10, 2021
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Oct. 12, 2021
If You Cross the River by Geneivieve Damas

Nov. 9, 2021
The Night Watchman by Louise Erdich

Dec. 14, 2021                                                                                         The Grammarians by Cathleen Shine

Jan. 11, 2022                                                                              Aviary by Deidre McNamer

February 2, 2022                                                                          The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman

March 8, 2022                                                                                  Writers and Lovers by Lily King

April 12, 2022                                                                                   Midnight Library  by Matt Haig

May 10,2022                                                                                     The Stolen Lady by Laura Morelli

 June 14, 2022                                                                                  Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman 

 

 

Paws for Pages Book Club

The Humane Society Thrift Store Northwoods Book Club meets 2nd Friday of the month.

Group Size: 5

For more information, please contact your book club coordinator:

Pat Brummel/Georgia Frye
Phone 630-525-0189/715-694-8376, 715-699-3623
Email kpbrummel@yahoo.com/gj_frye@yahoo.com

Paws for Pages Book Choices

September 10, 2021
The Other Black Girl by Z.D. Harris

October 9, 2021
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards

Nov. 12, 2021
Roofwalker by Susan Power

Dec. 10, 2021                                                                                   The Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

Jan, 14, 2022                                                                                     Walk with Me by Kate Larson

February 11, 2022                                                                          The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbary

March 11, 2022                                                                              Golden Girl by Elin Hildebrand

April 8, 2022                                                                                  Bone Black by Bell Hooks

May 13, 2022                                                                                 The Book of Hope by Jane Goodall

June 10, 2022
Run River by Joan Didion

July 8, 2022
The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones

August 12, 2022
Woke Racism by John H. McWhorter

 

 

PEO Book Club

PEO (Philanthropic Education Org)

Meets the first Thursday of the month

Group Size: 5

For more information, please contact your book club coordinator:

Carol Heinrich
Phone 715-634-3143
Email clhbirk10@gmail.com

PEO Book Choices

September 2, 2021
Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

October 7, 2021
News of the World by Pauline Jiles

Nov. 4, 2021
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Jiles

Dec. 2, 2021                                                                                        Uncommon Types by Tom Hanks

Jan. 7, 2022                                                                                        Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts

Feb. 3, 2022                                                                                         A Warrior of the People by Joe Starita

March 3, 2022                                                                                     Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim

April 7, 2022                                                                                        The Cherry Harvest by Lucy Sanna

May 5, 2022                                                                                         On Desperate Ground by Hampton Sides

June 2, 2022                                                                                        Night Watchman by Louise Edrich

July 7, 2022
The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis

August 4, 2022
Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

The Quiet Readers Book Club

Meets the first Friday of the month. Closed to new members.

On break until further notice.

Group Size: 4

For more information, please contact your book club coordinator:

Lynn Kuntz
Phone 715-462-4636

Quiet Readers’ Book Choices

August 7, 2020
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

September 4, 2020
Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

October 2, 2020
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

 

Read Book Society

On break until April 2022

Meets on the second Wednesday of the Month.

Summer & Winter Group Size: 10 Members;

This is a closed book group.

For more information, please contact your book club coordinator:

Read Book Choices

June 9, 2021
Find the Good by Heather Lende

July 14, 2021
This is How it Always is by Laurie Frankel

August 11, 2021                                                                                Hollow Kingdom by Jan Buxton

September 8, 2021                                                                      The Henna Artist by Alka Josh

Oct. 13, 2021
The Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

Nov. 10, 2021
The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Balley

Dec. 8, 2021
Fresh Water for Flowers by Valerie Pemn

May 12, 2022                                                                                      Love and Ruin by Paula McClain

Serendipity Book Club

Meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 1pm at Wesleyan Church in Hayward.

Group Size: 9

For more information, please contact your book club coordinator:

Sandy Fliess
Phone 715-634-1494
Email sandra045@centurytel.net

Serendipity Book Choices

Sept. 21, 2021
Warrior’s Song by Judith Pella (No Large Print)

Oct. 27, 2021
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

Dec. 1, 2021                                                                                 The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate

Jan. 26, 2022                                                                                   The Shepard’s Voice by Robin Hatcher

February 17, 2022                                                                          The Amethyst Heart by Penelope Stokes

March 23, 2022                                                                               Way of Women by Lauraine Snelling

April 27, 2022                                                                                 A Promise Kept by Robin Lee Hatcher

May 25, 2022                                                                                    Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Album

June 22, 2022
Room of Marvels by James Bryan Smith

July 27, 2022
Glory Road by Lauren K. Denton

SGBC Club

Meets on the last Monday of the month.

This is a closed group.

SGBC Book Choices

Oct 25, 2021
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Nov/Dec 27, 2021
Above All Things by Tanis Rideout

Jan 31, 2022
My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

Feb 28, 2022
Heavy: An American Novel by Kiese Laymon

March 28, 2022
American Oz by Michael Sean Comerford

April 25, 2022                                                                                        The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict

May -June 13, 2022                                                                              Anxious People by Fredrik Bachman

Alternates:

A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

St. Joseph’s Church – Friday Book Club

Meets the second Friday of the month depending on the church liturgical schedule, October through March.

Winter Group Size: 20

For more information, please contact the St. Joseph’s Church/First Friday book club coordinator:

Not currently meeting.

St. Joseph Book Choices

January 2, 2022
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

February 4, 2022
All Thirteen by Christina Soontornvat

March 4, 2022  Book at the Church

April 1, 2022      Treasure in Clay: The Autobiography of Fulton J. Sheen

 

Sunday Night Book Club

Meets on the 1st Sunday of the month.

Group Size: 11

For more information, please contact your book club coordinator:

Katie Kelley
Phone 715-634-5838

Sunday Night Book Choices

Oct. 3, 2021
Being Heumann by Judith Huemann

Nov. 7, 2021 Caste by Apeirgon by Colum McCann

Dec. 5, 2021 – Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac

Jan. 2, 2022 – Movie made from a book

Feb. 6, 2022 – The Secret to Superhuman Strength

March 6, 2022 – Don’t Lets Go to the Dogs Tonight                                                 by Alexandre Fuller

April 3, 2022      Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Barcia

May 1, 2022    Hollywood Park by Michael Jollett

June 5, 2022    Firmin by Sam Savage

July 6, 2022
Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

August 7, 2022
Klar and The Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

 

 

United Methodist Church Book Club

Meets on the last Friday of the month (unless a holiday).

Summer & Winter Group Size: 10

For location, or to join, please contact the United Methodist book club coordinator:

Carole Loveland
Phone 715-462-9436

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United Methodist Book Choices

September 24, 2021
This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

October 29, 2021
The Book Women of Troublesome Creek by Michele Richardson

November 26, 2021
The Skylark’s Secret by Fiona Valpy

December 31, 2021
Last Correspondent by Soraya Lane

Jan. 28, 2022                                                                                                 The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

Feb. 25, 2022                                                                                                 The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict

March 25, 2022                                                                                            Stay by Catherine Ryan Hyde

April 29, 2022                                                                                       The Night Watchman by Louise Erdich

May 27, 2022                                                                                        The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

June 24, 2022                                                                                       Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachael Joyce

July 29, 2022
Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante by Susan MacNeal

 

 

Women on the Edge Book Club

Meets on the 4th Thursday of the month.

Closed Book Club

Group Size: 4

For more information, please contact your book club coordinator:

Sandy Hutchinson
Phone 715-462-9031

WOWW1 Book Club

Meets on the third Monday of the month at 1 pm at Caribou Coffee.

Closed Book Group

Summer Group Size: 13
Winter Group Size: 7

For more information, please contact your book club coordinator:

Barb Jabrosky
Phone 715-462-3461
Email bjabrosky@gmail.com

WOWW1 Book Choices

September 20, 2021
This Tender Land by William Kent Kreuger

October 18, 2021
Population 485 by Michael Perry

November 22, 2021
The Book of Two by Jody Picoult

December 20, 2021
Women in Sunlight by Francis Mayes

January 17, 2022
Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

February 21, 2022                                                                          Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

March 21, 2022                                                                               We Were The Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter

April 18, 2022                                                                                 If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

May 16, 2022                                                                                  The Secret of Clouds by Alyson Richman

June 20, 2022
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

July 18, 2022
Envy by Sandra Brown

August 15, 2022
The Hearts Invisible Furies by John Boyce

 

WOWW2 Book Club

Meets the third Wed of the month at the Hayward Library.

Summer Group Size: 13
Winter Group Size: 13

For more information, please contact your book club coordinator:

Kay Hucker
Phone 715-462-3783
Email kayhucker@yahoo.com

WOWW2 Book Choices

September 15, 2021                                                                        All 13 by Christine Soontornvat

October 20, 2021                                                                              A Sharp Solitude by Christine Carbo

November 17, 2021                                                                        The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate

December 15, 2021                                                          Northernmost by Peret Guye

January 19, 2022                                                                            The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Olsuka

February 16, 2022                                                                        The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni

March 16, 2022                                                                             Coroner’s Lunch by Colin Cotterill

April 20, 2022                                                                               Elephant Company by Vicki Constantine Croke

May 17, 2022                                                                                 The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

June 15, 2022
The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

July 20, 2022
The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes

August 17, 2022
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Sherman & Ruth Weiss Community Library

Sherman & Ruth Weiss
Community Library
P.O. Box 917
10788 State Hwy 22/77
Hayward, WI 54843

phone 715-634-2161
fax 715-634-5257

Hours
Monday 10am-5pm
Tuesday 10am-7pm
Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday 10am-5pm
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-1pm

 

Curbside daily by appointment.
Call 715-634-2161

The library is closed for the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve Day
  • Christmas Day
  • December 26
  • New Year's Eve Day