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.

Books & Brews

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm ~ Seth's Coffee (106 E Main St, Little Chute)
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Author: Michael Pollan

Meet us at Seth's Coffee for a new book club for the 20's & 30's crowd. We'll be discussing In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan. The bestselling author of "The Omnivore's Dilemma” proposes a new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." This bracing and eloquent manifesto shows readers how they might start making thoughtful food choices that can enrich their lives and enlarge their sense of what it means to be healthy.

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The Book Sayers

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm ~ Kimberly Public Library
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Author: Christina Baker Kline

The Book Sayers will be discussing Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Orphan Train is the 2015 Fox Cities Reads selection. Join in the book discussion, then see the author in person April 20-21 during her visit to the Fox Cities during the Book Festival.

The Book Sayers will be discussing Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to 'aging out' out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse.... As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren't as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance. Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life--answers that will ultimately free them both. Orphan Train is the 2015 Fox Cities Reads selection. Join in the book discussion, then see the author in person April 20-21 during her visit to the Fox Cities during the Book Festival.

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Evening Book Club

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm ~ Little Chute Public Library
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Author: Michael Leannah

The Evening Book Club will be discussing Something for Everyone: Memories of Lauerman Brothers Department Store by Michael Leannah. In 1890 the Lauerman brothers opened a general store in the lumber-boom town of Marinette, Wisconsin. This book traces the history of the Lauerman enterprise and its importance to dozens of counties in northern Wisconsin and the UP. It will have readers fondly recalling their own favorite shopping destinations during the golden age of department stores. Leannah will be visiting the Fox Cities as a part of the Fox Cities Book Festival, April 20-26.

Books & Brews

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm ~ Seth's Coffee (106 E Main St, Little Chute)
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Author: Nickolas Butler

We'll be discussing Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler. Hank, Leland, Kip and Ronny were all born and raised in the same Wisconsin town—Little Wing—and are now coming into their own (or not) as husbands and fathers. Seamlessly woven into their patchwork is Beth, whose presence among them—both then and now—fuels the kind of passion one comes to expect of lovesongs and rivalries. Winner of the 2014 Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award. 

Butler will be visiting the area as a part of the 2015 Fox Cities Book Festival. Learn more about the festival, April 20-26, by visiting www.foxcitiesbookfestival.org.

Great Beginnings Book Club

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am ~ Kimberly Public Library
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Author: Jess Walter
Start your day with  book club! Join us in April for the inaugural meeting of the Great Beginnings Book Club as we discuss Beautiful Ruins.  Award-winning author, Jess Walter, brings us his funniest and most romantic novel yet: the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 and is rekindled in Hollywood 50 years later. The Italian housekeeper and his long-lost American starlet; the producer who once brought them together, and his assistant. A glittering world filled with unforgettable characters. Request your copy today!