Book Clubs

The library hosts four book clubs.

  1. The Book Sayers meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Kimberly Public Library.
  2. The Evening Book Club meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Little Chute Public Library.
  3. Books & Brews is a new book club for the 20's & 30's crowd. We meet the first Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at Seth's Coffee at 106 E Main Street, Little Chute.
  4. The Great Beginnings Book Club is a group which meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Kimberly Public Library.

New members are always encouraged to attend. The group typically chooses a book to discuss at the following meeting. The subject varies widely from fiction to nonfiction, light to esoteric reading. The groups pride themselves on being a "reader driven" rather than a "leader driven" and choices are made based on titles that appeal to them at the time. Registration is not necessary and is open to adults.

Great Beginnings Book Club

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am ~ Kimberly Public Library
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Author: Christopher Buckley

Join us as we discuss Losing Mum and Pup by Christopher Buckley. Bestselling author Buckley's most personal and transcendent work--a memoir about seeing both his parents die within less than 11 months of each other in 2007 and 2008. The author offers consolation, wit, and warmth to those coping with the death of a mother or father.

The Book Sayers

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm ~ Kimberly Public Library
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Author: Charlotte Rogan

We will be discussing the book The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan. Grace Winter, 22, is both a newlywed and a widow. She is also on trial for her life. In the summer of 1914, the elegant ocean liner carrying Grace and her husband Henry across the Atlantic suffers a mysterious explosion. Setting aside his own safety, Henry secures Grace a place in a lifeboat, which the survivors quickly realize has exceeded capacity. For any to live, some must die. As the castaways battle the elements and each other, Grace recollects the unorthodox way she and Henry met, and the new life of privilege she thought she'd found. Will she pay any price to keep it?

Evening Book Club

Monday, July 27, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm ~ Little Chute Public Library
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Author: Amanda Coplin

We'll be discussing The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin. At the turn of the 20th century in a rural stretch of the Pacific Northwest, a gentle solitary orchardist, Talmadge, tends to apples and apricots. Then two feral, pregnant girls and armed gunmen set Talmadge on an irrevocable course not only to save and protect but to reconcile the ghosts of his own troubled past. Set in the untamed American West, a highly original and haunting debut novel about a makeshift family whose dramatic lives are shaped by violence, love, and an indelible connection to the land.

Books & Brews

Monday, August 3, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm ~ Seth's Coffee (106 E Main St, Little Chute)
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Author: Ernest Cline

Meet us at Seth's Coffee for a new book club for the 20's & 30's crowd. We'll be discussing Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines— but when he stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.