Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, all book clubs will meet virtually, via Zoom.
Request your copy of the books online through CountyCat, call the library at (414) 321-9595 ext. 4104, or stop at the Reference Desk.
Adult Book Discussion
Second Wednesday of the Month, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
May 12, June 9, July 14
All meetings will be held virtually through Zoom. Contact Melissa at email@example.com for Zoom login directions.
May 12: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
June 9: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
July 14: Home Front by DW Hanneken- The author will join us to talk about the book.
History Book Club
Fourth Tuesday of the Month, 7:00-8:00 PM
April 27, May 25, June 22, July 27
The History Book Club is a critical, yet social conversation for those who enjoy learning about and discussing history. All are welcome, even those who did not read but enjoy history! We will meet on the Zoom online platform. Contact Phil at firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 321-9595 ext. 4116 for more details and to register..
April 27: The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by
May 25: Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base by Annie Jacobsen
June 22: Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia by Christina Thompson
July 27: Damn the Old Tinderbox!: Milwaukee’s Palace of the West and the Fire that Defined an Era by Matthew J. Prigge
Explore Our Booklists:
Damn the Old Tinderbox!: Milwaukee’s Palace of the West and the Fire that Defined an Era
by Matthew J. Prigge
The burning of Milwaukee's Newhall House hotel was one of the most sensational disasters of the Gilded Age.
Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia
by Christina Thompson
A thrilling intellectual detective story that looks deep into the past to uncover who first settled the islands of the remote Pacific, where they came from, how they got there, and how we know.
by DW Hanneken
Set in rural Wisconsin during 1944-1945, this story centers around Maggie Wentworth, a wife, mother and farmer who struggles to keep her life in balance after her physically abusive husband enlists in the Army and is shipped to Europe during WWII.
Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base
by Annie Jacobsen
This is the first book based on interviews with eye witnesses to Area 51 history, which makes it the seminal work on the subject.
The Dutch House
by Ann Patchett
Danny and his older sister Maeve are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another.
The Silent Patient
by Alex Michaelides
Alicia Berenson's life is seemingly perfect. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.