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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

May 24, 2021
American Dirt by Jeanne Cummins

June 28, 2021
All the Light We Cannot See by A. Doerr

July 26, 2021
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achela

Aug 28, 2021
Longbourn by Jo Baker

Sept 27, 2021
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

Oct 25, 2021
The Dain Curse by Dashiel Hammett

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

May 20, 2021
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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

May 19, 2021
Spy and the Traiter by Ben Macintyre

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

June 6, 2021
Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

July 4, 2021
Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier

Aug 1, 2021
Where the Mountain Meets the Sky by Glendy Vanderan

Sept 5, 2021
Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes

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

June 3, 2021

The Dressmaker’s Gift by Fiona Valpy

July 1, 2021
Call Your Daughter Home by Deb Spera

Aug 5, 2021
The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate

Sept 2, 2021
Before and After by Lisa Wingate

Oct 7, 2021
The Silent Patient by Alex Micaelides

Nov 4, 2021
The Perfect Girl by Gilly MacMillan

Dec 2, 2021
The Orphan Collector by Ellen Marie Wiseman

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

May 27, 2021
Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris

June 17, 2021
The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donahue

July 15, 2021
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

August 19, 2021
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

September 16, 2021
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

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

June 17, 2021
Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts

July 15, 2021
The Secret of Clouds by Alyson Richman

August 19, 2021
Corregidora by Gayl Jones

September 16, 2021
The Other Lady Vanishes by Amanda Quick

October 21, 2021
American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson

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

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:

Vickie Palya
Phone 715-699-3306
Email chiefriverkid@yahoo.com

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

June 8, 2021
Virgil Wander by Leif Enger

July 13, 2021
American Wolf

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

June 14, 2021
Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

July 14, 2021
All the Light We Cannot See by A. Doerr

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

June 3, 2021
The Library Book by Susan Orlean

July 1, 2021
Crazy Horse and Custer by Stephen E. Ambrose

August 5, 2021
Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

September 2, 2021
Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

October 7, 2021
News of the World by Pauline Jiles

The Quiet Readers Book Club

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

Group Size: 4

For more information, please contact your book club coordinator:

Lynn Kuntz
Phone 715-462-4636

PEO Book Choices

June 3, 2021
The Library Book by Susan Orlean

July 1, 2021
Crazy Horse and Custer by Stephen E. Ambrose

August 5, 2021
Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

September 2, 2021
Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

October 7, 2021
News of the World by Pauline Jiles

Read Book Society

Meets on the second Wednesday of the Month.

Summer & Winter Group Size: 10 Members;

Closed Book Group

For more information, please contact your book club coordinator:

Colleen Graham
Phone 715-558-3008
Email colleen.m.graham@gmail.com

Read Book Choices

June 9, 2021
Find the Good by Heather Lende

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

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

June 24, 2021
Whispers From Yesterday by Robin Lee Hatcher

SGBC Club

Meets on the last Monday of the month.

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

Heather Bergman
Phone 715-634-4471
Email bergman8997@gmail.com

SGBC Book Choices

May/June 21, 2021
Unraveled by Maria Housden

July/Aug 16, 2021
The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner

Sept 27, 2021
The Lost Manuscript by Cathy Bonidan

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

Alternates:
American Oz by Michael Sean Comerford
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:

Jean Steitz
Phone 715-934-3443
Email jasteitz@yahoo.com

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

June 6, 2021
Sky Girls by Gene Nora Jessen

July 4, 2021
All That We Carried by Erin Bartels

August 1, 2o21
Being Heumann by Judith Huemann or Apeirgon by Colum McCann

September 5, 2021
Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

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

United Methodist Church Book Choices

May 28, 2021
Lust for Life by Irving Stone

June 25, 2021
The Orphan Collector by Sue Ellen Wiseman

July 30, 2021
The Other by David Guterson

August 27, 2021
Live Bait by PJ Tracy

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

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

United Methodist Church Book Choices

May 28, 2021
Lust for Life by Irving Stone

June 25, 2021
The Orphan Collector by Sue Ellen Wiseman

July 30, 2021
The Other by David Guterson

August 27, 2021
Live Bait by PJ Tracy

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

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

June 21, 2021
Educated by Tara Westover

July 19, 2021
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

August 16, 2021
Where the Lost Wonder by Amy Harmon

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
Runt by Kerry Casey

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

June 15, 2021
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

July 20, 2021
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

August 17, 2021
Small Great Things by Jodi Piccoult

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

Curbside daily by appointment.
Call 715-634-2161