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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 50/50 Book Club

Meets monthly on the 4th Wednesday of the month at various places in Minong.

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

Phone NA
Email

Group Size: 7

*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.

 

 

50/50 Book Choices

November 29, 2023
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

December 27, 2023
Movie & Book Exchange

January 24, 2024
How Georgia Became O’Keefe Lessons on the Art of Living by Karen Karbo

February 28, 2024
The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

March 27, 2024
Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

 

 

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

Judy Wilcox
Phone NA
Email judywilcox69@gmail.com

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

Dec. 2022 – No Book

Jan. 23, 2023
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Feb. 27, 2023
Fer-de-France by Rex Stout

March 27, 2023
Down the Garden Path by Beverly Nichols

April 17, 2023
Poetry – No Book from library

May 22, 2023
Lord Jim by Joseph Con rad

June 26, 2023
All The Pretty Horses by Cormac, McCathy

July 24, 2023
Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

August 28, 2023
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

September 25, 2023
Review of author John Hershey

October 23, 2023
The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister

November 27, 2023
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

December, 2023
No Meeting

January 22, 2024
Arden of Feversham – Group will supply their own copies.

February 26, 2024
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

March 25, 2024
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

 

 

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

Dec. 21, 2022
No Meeting

Jan. 19, 2023
Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard

Feb. 15, 2023
Eleanor in the Village by Jan Jarboe Russell

March 15, 2023
Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

April 19, 2023
Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk

May 17, 2023
The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt by Eleanor Roosevelt

June – Aug. No meetings

September 20, 2023
Remarkably Smart Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

October 18, 2023
The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka

November 15, 2023
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

December 20, 2023
Christmas Dog by Melody Carlson

January 17, 2024
The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

February 21, 2024
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

March 30, 2024
Rough Sleepers by Tracy Kidder

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

 

Dec. 29, 2022
Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

January 9, 2023
The River by Peter Heller

February 13, 2023
The Land Remembers by Ben Logan

March 13, 2023
The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami

April 10, 2023
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

May 8, 2023
Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

June 12, 2023
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

July 11, 2023
Women Talking by Miriam Toews

August 14, 2023
Innocents by Micahel Crummey

September 12, 2023
Virgil Wander by Leif Enger

October 10, 2023
Still Life by Louis Penny

November 14, 2023
Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict

December 12, 2023
Deacon King Kong by James McBride

January 8, 2024
Fatal Grace by Louise Penny

February 12, 2024
Coming To Rosemont by Barbara Hinske

March 11, 2024
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaeffer

April 8, 2024
The Land by Mildred D. Taylor (No Large Print available.)

 

Bookworms on the Lake

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month

Closed Book Club

Group Size: 7

For more information, please contact your book club coordinator

Gina Watson
Phone 952-212-5382
Email ginawatsonmail@gmail.com

Bookworms on the Lake

Oct. 10, 2023                                                                                          The Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

November 14, 2023
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

December 12, 2023
Bad Summer People by Emma Rosenblum

January 9, 2024
Between Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaouad

February 13, 2024
The Lost Girls of Willowbrook by Ellen Marie Wiseman

March 12, 2024
Did You Hear About Kitty Karr? by Crystal Smith Paul

April 9, 2024
Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

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 715-699-0308
Email 6syversons@gmail.com

Caribou Book Choices

Dec. 1, 2022
The Dinner by Hermann Koch

January 5, 2023
Summer House with Swimming Pool by Hermann Koch

February 2, 2023
The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

March 2, 2023
The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gaabrielle Zevan

April 16, 2023
A Woman of Intelligence by Karin Tanabe

May 4, 2023
Don’t Let’s Go To the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller

June 1, 2023
Cider House Rules by John Irving

July 6, 2023
The Second Life of Mirelle West by Amanda Skenandore

August 3, 2023
Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout

September 7, 2023
The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

October 5, 2023
Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris

November 5, 2023
The Last Bookshop by Madeline Martin

December 3, 2023
The Memory House by Rachel Hauck

January 4, 2024
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

February 1, 2024
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

March 7, 2024
The Maid by Nita Prose

April 4, 2024
What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottline

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

 

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

June 1, 2023
Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

June 22, 2023
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

July 20, 2023
The Last Green Valley by Mark Sullivan
&
The Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry

August 17, 2023
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonme Garnes (shared among members)
Fish Cheeks by Amy Tan (copy at the library)
Possible Alternate: The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

Alternate: The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Mix It Up Book Club

– Looking for Members 

Meets mid-month at the library in the months of May – Sept.

Group Size: 8

For more information, please contact your book club coordinator:

Allen Meyer

Phone: 303-810-8210

Email: allen.meyer@colorado.edu

Mix It Up Book Choices

August 17, 2022
Better Off Dead by Lee Child and Andrew Child

Sept. 14, 2022

Spider Lake by Jeff Nania

May 10, 2023
Messy Lives of Book People by Phaedra Patrick

June 14, 2023

Path Lit by Lightning by David Maraniss

July 15, 2023
Long Shadows by David Baldacci

August 9, 2023
Transcription by Kate Atkinson

September 20, 2023?

Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine

 

 

Paws for Pages Book Club

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

Group Size: 5 (Open to new members.)

For more information, please contact your book club coordinator:

Judy Berard
Phone 715-558-3860
Email berarddj@charter.net

Paws for Pages Book Choices

Dec. 9, 2022
Fire Keeper’s Daughter

Jan. 13, 2023
Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo

February 10, 2023
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

March 10, 2023
Educated by Tara Westover

April 14, 2023
Secret Life of Albert Entwistle by Matt Cain

May 12, 2023
Ride of Her Life by Elizabeth Letts

June 9, 2023
The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Oberht

July 14, 2023
There’s A Word For That by Sloane Tanen

August 11, 2023
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

September 8, 2023
The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan

October 13, 2023
One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood

November 10, 2023
What Rose Forgot by Nevada Barr

December 8, 2023
Fall to Grace by Kerry Casey

January 12, 2024
Bring the War Home by Kathleen Belew

February 9, 2024
The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards

March 8, 2024
Careless in Red by Elizabeth George

April 12, 2024
Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pett

 

 

PEO Book Club

PEO (Philanthropic Education Org)

Meets the last 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

Dec. 1, 2022
Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante by Susan Elisa MacNeal

January 26, 2023
Becoming by Michelle Obama

February 23, 2023
Book Scavenger by Chambliss Bertman

March 30, 2023
The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

April 27, 2023
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

May 25, 2023
Nomadland by Jessica Bruder

June 29, 2023
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

July
No Meeting

August 31, 2023
Star of the North by David John

September 28, 2023
Citizens of London by Lynne Olson

October 26, 2023
Midnight Library by Matt Haig

November 30, 2023
West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge

December 28, 2023
The Other Americans by Laila Lalani

January 25, 2024
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

February 29, 2024
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

March 28, 2024
The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

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

November 9, 2022
Virgil Wander by Leif Enger

January 11, 2023
Fifty Words for Rain by Sha Lennie

February – No Meeting

March 16, 2023
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

April 14, 2023
Peach Pilgrim by Peach Pilgrim

May 10, 2023
Rent Collector by Camron Wright

June 14, 2023
The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal

July – No meeting

August 9, 2023
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

September 13, 2023
Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer

October 10, 2023
Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

November14, 2023
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

December – No Book

January 10, 2024
A Man Called Ove by Frederick Backman

February – No Meeting

March – No Meeting

April 10, 2024
Fatty, Fatty, Boom, Boom by Rabia Chaudry

 

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

December 7, 2022
Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

January 26, 2023
Why the Sky is Blue by Susan Meissner

February 22, 2023
Tending Roses by Lisa Wingate

March 22, 2023
For One More Day by Mitch Albom

April 26, 2023
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

May 24, 2023
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

June 28, 2023
A Perfect Day by Richard Paul Evans

July 26, 2023
The Sweetest Thing by Elizabeth Musser

August 23, 2023
The Hideaway by Hannah Alexander

September 28, 2023
One Light Still Shines by Marie Monville

October 25, 2023
Homefront by Kristen Hannah

November 6, 2023
Night Road by Kristin Hannah

December 2023
No Meeting

January 24, 2024
Finding Chika by Mitch Albom

February 28, 2024
Good Hope Road by Lisa Wingate

March 27, 2024
Waves of Mercy by Lynn Austin

 

 

SGBC Club

Meets on the last Monday of the month.

This is a closed group.

SGBC Book Choices

Nov. – Dec. 26, 2022
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

Jan. 30, 2023
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

February 27, 2023
The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi

March 27, 2023
Beartown by Fredrik Backman

April 24, 2023
Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason

May/June 12, 2023
The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate

July/August 4, 2023
Nowhere for Very Long by Brianna Madia

September 25, 2023
How To Be Perfect by Michael Schur

October 30, 2023
The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline

November 27, 2023
Demon Copperhead by Brabara Kingsolver

January 29, 2024
West With Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge

February 26, 2024
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

March 25, 2024
Deacon King Kong by James McBride

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:

        Louise Vance

        Phone 715-634-3895

        Email  louise.a.vance@gmail.com

Not currently meeting.

St. Joseph Book Choices

Dec.2, 2022
River of Fire – My Spiritual Journey by Helen Perejen

January 6, 2023
Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni

February 3, 2023
American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

March 3, 2023
Jesus – A Pilgrimage by James Martin

October 6, 2023
The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams

November 3, 2023
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Carter

December 1, 2023
Wake Up With Purpose by Sister Jean Schmidt

January 5, 2024
Forty Autumns by Nina Willner

February 2. 2024
The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

March 1, 2024
Let Us Dream by Pope Francis

 

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

December 4, 2022
Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

January 8, 2023
Movie – Where the Crawdads Sing

February 5, 2023
All Over But the Shoutin by Rick Braggs

March 3, 2024
How Can I Help You by Laura Sims

March 5, 2023
The Plot by Jean Korelitz

April 2, 2023
River of the Gods by Candice Millard

May 7, 2023
Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon

June 4, 2023
Stamped by Jason Reynolds

July 2, 2023
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

August 6, 2023
Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal

September 3, 2023
We Ride on Sticks by Quen Barry

October 1, 2023
The Last Castle by Denise Kierman

November 5, 2023
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

December 3, 2023
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

January
Movie – “Barbie”

February 4, 2024
Say Nothing by Patrick R. Keefer

March 3, 2024
How Can I Help You by Laura Sims

April 7, 2024
Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas

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 Book Choices

Dec. 30. 2022
A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell

January 26, 2023
The Gown by Jennifer Robson

February 24, 2023
This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

March 31, 2023
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivy

April 28, 2023
Our Woman in Moscow by Bretriz Williams

May 26, 2023
Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

June 20. 2023
A House Without Windows by Nadi Hashimi

July 28, 2023
Secret Daughter by Shilipi Somaya Gowda

August 25, 2023
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

September 29, 2023
When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka

October 27, 2023
The Leiser Seeker by Michael Zadoorian

November 24, 2023
Sting Ray Afternoons by Steve Rushin

December 29, 2023
The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

January 26, 2024
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

February 23, 2024
Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult

March 29, 2024
The Chicken Sisters by KJ Deli’Antonia

 

 

 

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

December 19, 2022
Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris

January 16, 2023
Unknown Beloved by Amy Harmon

February 20. 2023
West With Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge

March 20, 2023
Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Marting

April 17, 2023
Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris

May 15, 2023
The Memory House by Rachelle Hauck

June 19, 2023
Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

July 17, 2023
American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

August 21, 2023
What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon

September 18, 2023
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

October 16, 2023
Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn

November 20, 2023
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

December 11, 2023
Faith Bass Darling’s Last Garage Sale by Lynda Rutledge

January 12, 2024
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

February 19, 2024
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

March 18, 2024
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

April 15, 2024

If You Lived Here You’d Be Home by Bow: Why We Traded the Commuting Life for a Little House on the Prairie by Christopher Ingraham

 

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

Dec. 21, 2022
The German Midwife by Mandy Robotham

January 18, 2022
Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris

February 15, 2023
Woman Behind the New Deal by Kirstin Downey

March 15, 2023
The Book of Joy by Tutu/Lama/Abrams

April 19, 2023
Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

May 17. 2023
The Paris Architect by Charles Before

June 21, 2023
The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande

July 19, 2023
The Barbizon by Paulina Bren

August 16, 2023
Facing the Mountain by Daniel James Brown

September 20, 2023
The Reading List by Sara Adams

October 18, 2023
Dune by Frank Hebert

November 15, 2023
Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

 

December 20, 2024
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

January 17, 2024
The Day the World Came to Town by Jim Defede

February 21, 2024
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

March 20, 2024
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

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 pickup is available during library hours.  Call ahead at 715-634-2161.

Library Closures

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  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve Day
  • Christmas Day
  • December 26
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