Book Clubs

The library hosts two book clubs.

  1. The afternoon club meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Kimberly Public Library.
  2. The evening club meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

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 group prides itself on being a "reader driven" rather than a "leader driven" group and choices are made based on titles that appeal to them at the time. Registration is not necessary and is open to adults.

Afternoon Book Club

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm ~ Kimberly Public Library
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Title: Philomena
Author: Martin Sixsmith

The Afternoon Book Club will be discussing Philomena by Martin Sixsmith. When Philomena became pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, she was sent to a convent to be looked after as a “fallen woman.” Then the nuns took her baby from her and sold him, like thousands of others, to America for adoption. Fifty years later, Philomena decided to find him. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Philomena’s son was trying to find her. Renamed Michael Hess, he had become a leading lawyer in the first Bush administration, and he struggled to hide secrets that would jeopardize his career in the Republican Party and endanger his quest to find his mother. A gripping exposé told with novelistic intrigue, Philomena pulls back the curtain on the role of the Catholic Church in forced adoptions and on the love between a mother and son who endured a lifelong separation.

Join us for the movie version of the book at our August Midweek Matinee on Wednesday, August 13th at 1:00PM at the Kimberly Library! Refreshments provided.

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Evening Book Club

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm ~ Little Chute Public Library
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Author: Maria Semple

The Evening Book Club will be discussing Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. To her Microsoft-guru husband, Bernadette is a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect; and to 15-year-old Bee, she's a best friend and, simply, Mom. Bee has aced her report card and claimed her reward: a family trip to Antarctica. For Bernadette, who has become increasingly agoraphobic, such a trip is problematic. Then Bernadette disappears.