The Evening Book Club will be discussing Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler. Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a favor to ask her hairdresser, Dorrie Curtis. It's a big one. Isabelle wants Dorrie, a black single mom in her thirties, to drop everything and drive her from Texas to a funeral in Cincinnati. Dorrie scarcely hesitates before agreeing - not knowing it will be a journey that changes both their lives.
The Afternoon Book Club will be discussing The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. This robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans.
The Evening Book Club will be discussing The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life.
The library hosts two book clubs.
- The afternoon club meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Kimberly Public Library.
- The evening club meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Little Chute 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 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.