Book Clubs

The library hosts the following 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 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Little Chute Public Library.
  3. Books & Brews meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Seth's Coffee at 106 E Main Street, Little Chute.
  4. Chapter Chat is a book group for 4th - 6th grade students that meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (October through May) after school from 4:00-4:30 p.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.

The Book Sayers

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm ~ Kimberly Public Library
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Author: Fredrik Backman

Join The Book Sayers each month at the Kimberly Public Library to discuss a variety of fiction and non-fiction selections. This month's title is A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. A curmudgeon hides a terrible personal loss beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior while clashing with new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and habits lead to unexpected friendship.

Chapter Chat

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 4:00pm - 4:45pm ~ Kimberly Public Library
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Author: Chris Grabenstein

WANTED: 4th-6th grade students looking to interact with peers through the enjoyment of reading. The Kimberly Library will host Chapter Chat on the second Tuesday of each month after school from 4:00-4:30 p.m. Club meetings will focus on book discussion and other fun activities. Please come with the month's selection read and be ready to share your thoughts.

The selection for October 10 is Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein. Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape. Copies of the book will be set aside for pick-up at the Kimberly Library starting on September 10. We can't wait to see you in October!

Monthly Chapter Chat Dates:

  • November 14
  • December 12
  • January 9
  • February 13
  • March 13
  • April 10
  • May 8
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Books & Brews

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm ~ Seth's Coffee (106 E Main St, Little Chute)
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Title: Ruby
Author: Cynthia Bond

Join us the second Thursday of each month at Seth's Coffee in Little Chute for Books & Brews! We read a variety of genres, fiction and nonfiction, throughout the year. New members welcome! Want more information on KimLit's Books clubs? Look here: http://kimlit.org/book-clubs

From Goodreads.com: Ephram Jennings has never forgotten the beautiful girl with the long braids running through the piney woods of Liberty, their small East Texas town. Young Ruby Bell, “the kind of pretty it hurt to look at,” has suffered beyond imagining, so as soon as she can, she flees suffocating Liberty for the bright pull of 1950s New York. Ruby quickly winds her way into the ripe center of the city--the darkened piano bars and hidden alleyways of the Village--all the while hoping for a glimpse of the red hair and green eyes of her mother. When a telegram from her cousin forces her to return home, thirty-year-old Ruby finds herself reliving the devastating violence of her girlhood. With the terrifying realization that she might not be strong enough to fight her way back out again, Ruby struggles to survive her memories of the town’s dark past. Meanwhile, Ephram must choose between loyalty to the sister who raised him and the chance for a life with the woman he has loved since he was a boy.

Evening Book Club

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm ~ Little Chute Public Library
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Author: Patricia Skalka

Six deaths mar the holiday mood as summer vacationers enjoy Wisconsin's beautiful Door County peninsula. Murders, or bizarre accidents? Newly hired park ranger Dave Cubiak, a former Chicago homicide detective, assumes the worst but refuses to get involved. Grief-stricken and guilt-ridden over the loss of his wife and daughter, he's had enough of death.

Forced to confront the past, the morose Cubiak moves beyond his own heartache and starts investigating, even as a popular festival draws more people into possible danger. In a desperate search for clues, Cubiak uncovers a tangled web of greed, betrayal, bitter rivalries, and lost love beneath the peninsula's travel-brochure veneer. Befriended by several locals but unsure whom to trust or to suspect of murder, the one-time cop tracks a clever killer.
 
In a setting of stunning natural beauty and picturesque waterfront villages, Death Stalks Door County introduces a new detective series, The Dave Cubiak Door County Mysteries. Finalist, Traditional Fiction 2014 Book of the Year Award, Chicago Writers Association
 
Join the library's Evening Book Club at the Little Chute Public Library to discuss a variety of fiction and non-fiction selections.
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The Book Sayers

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm ~ Kimberly Public Library
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Author: Sharon Lamers

A Wisconsin author pens an unforgettable true story of strong women through two generations, surviving hardship and tragedy, including murder, with determination and love.

Join The Book Sayers each month at the Kimberly Public Library to discuss a variety of fiction and non-fiction selections. 

Books & Brews

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm ~ Seth's Coffee (106 E Main St, Little Chute)
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Author: Sharon Draper
Join us the second Thursday of each month at Seth's Coffee in Little Chute for Books & Brews! We read a variety of genres, fiction and nonfiction, throughout the year. New members welcome! Want more information on KimLit's Books clubs? Look here: http://kimlit.org/book-clubs 
 
From Goodreads.com: Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to diagnose her and smarter than her classmates in her integrated classroom - the very same classmates who dismiss her as mentally challenged because she cannot tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by cerebral palsy. And she's determined to let everyone know it - somehow.
 
In this breakthrough story, reminiscent of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, from multiple Coretta Scott King Award-winner Sharon Draper, readers will come to know a brilliant mind and a brave spirit who will change forever how they look at anyone with a disability.

Chapter Chat

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 4:00pm - 4:45pm ~ Kimberly Public Library
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Title: Rain Reign
Author: Ann M. Martin

WANTED: 4th-6th grade students looking to interact with peers through the enjoyment of reading. The Kimberly Library will host Chapter Chat on the second Tuesday of each month after school from 4:00-4:30 p.m. Club meetings will focus on book discussion and other fun activities. Please come with the month's selection read and be ready to share your thoughts.

November's selection is Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin. Struggling with Asperger's, Rose shares a bond with her beloved dog, but when the dog goes missing during a storm, Rose is forced to confront the limits of her comfort levels, even if it means leaving her routines in order to search for her pet.

The Book Sayers

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm ~ Kimberly Public Library

Join The Book Sayers each month at the Kimberly Public Library to discuss a variety of fiction and non-fiction selections. This month's title will be available soon.

Evening Book Club

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm ~ Little Chute Public Library

Join the library's Evening Book Club at the Little Chute Public Library to discuss a variety of fiction and non-fiction selections. This month's title will be available soon.

Books & Brews

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm ~ Seth's Coffee (106 E Main St, Little Chute)

Join us each month at Seth's Coffee in Little Chute for Books & Brews. We read a variety of genres, fiction and nonfiction, throughout the year. 2017 titles will be available soon. New members welcome!