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 moving to a new night in 2016. We'll meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 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, February 9, 2016 - 10:30am - 11:30am ~ Kimberly Public Library
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Author: Susan Cain

Join us as we discuss Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that won't stop talking. In her paradigm-shifting book Susan Cain shows how dramatically our culture has come to misunderstand and undervalue introverts, charting the rise of extrovert ideology while sharing anecdotal examples of how to use introvert talents to adapt to various situations.

Books & Brews

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm ~ Seth's Coffee (106 E Main St, Little Chute)
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Author: James DeVita

Join us in February as we discuss A Winsome Murder by James DeVita. A serial killer brings bloody murder to the pastoral Wisconsin town of Winsome Bay, requiring the expertise of detective James Mangan, a hard-bitten Chicago cop with an unexpected knowledge of Shakespeare.

DeVita will visit the Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library in April as part of the 2016 Fox Cities Book Festival.

The Book Sayers

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm ~ Kimberly Public Library
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Author: Fannie Flagg

Join us as we discuss Fannie Flagg's The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion. Spanning decades, generations, and America in the 1940s and today, The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion is a fun-loving mystery about an Alabama woman today, and five women who in 1943 worked in a Phillips 66 gas station, during the WWII years. Like Fannie Flagg's classic Fried Green Tomatoes, this is a riveting, fun story of two families, set in present day America and during World War II, filled to the brim with Flagg's trademark funny voice and storytelling magic.

Evening Book Club

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm ~ Little Chute Public Library
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Author: John Hildebrand

We will be discussing The Heart of Things: A Midwest Almanac by John Hildebrand. From his home range in northwestern Wisconsin, Hildebrand attempts to boil down a calendar year of all the things that matter into a single book. Like E. B. White, Hildebrand locates the humor and drama in ordinary life: church suppers, Friday night football, outdoor weddings, garden compost, family reunions, roadside memorials, camouflage clothing. In these wry, sharply observed essays, the Midwest isn't The Land Time Forgot but a more complicated (and vastly more interesting) place where the good life awaits once we figure exactly out what it means.  

Hildebrand will visit the Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library in April as part of the 2016 Fox Cities Book Festival.

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Books & Brews

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm ~ Seth's Coffee (106 E Main St, Little Chute)
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We'll be discussing The Wild Truth by Carine McCandless. In the more than twenty years since the body of Chris McCandless was discovered in the wilds of Alaska, his spellbinding story has captivated millions who have read Jon Krakauer's iconic Into the Wild. In The Wild Truth, his sister Carine McCandless finally provides a deeply personal account of the many misconceptions about Chris, revealing the truth behind his fateful journey while sharing the remarkable details of her own.

McCandles will visit the area during the 2016 Fox Cities Book Festival.

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