Request your copy of the books online through CountyCat, call the library at (414) 321-9595, or stop at the Reference Desk.
Adult Book Discussion
Second Wednesday of the Month, 7:00-8:00 PM
January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10
For the Zoom meeting link contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 321-9595 ext. 4106.
January 11: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
February 8: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
March 8: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
April 12: Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia
May 10: Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng
History Book Club
Fourth Tuesday of the Month, 7:00-8:00 PM
January 24, February 28, March 28, April 25, May 23
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! Contact Phil at email@example.com or (414) 321-9595 ext. 4116 for more details and to register.
January 24: The Story of Russia by Orlando Figes
February 28: Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad by Eric Foner
March 28: Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine by Geoff Manaugh & Nicola Twilley
April 25: The Mythology Book by DK Publishing
May 23: River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile by Candice Millard
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River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile
by Candice Millard
Set against the backdrop of the race to exploit Africa by the colonial powers, a story of courage and adventure brings to life the rivalry between two enemies...
The Mythology Book
by DK Publishing
Introduces the great and the good, from the gods of ancient Greece to the stories of the Cherokee People of North America.
Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine
by Geoff Manaugh & Nicola Twilley
The past, present, and future of an idea whose time has clearly come: Quarantine …
Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad
by Eric Foner
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner relates the dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom.
The Story of Russia
by Orlando Figes
A fresh approach to the thousand years of Russia's history, concerned as much with the ideas that have shaped how Russians think about their past as it is with the events and personalities comprising it.
Our Missing Hearts
by Celeste Ng
A deeply suspenseful and heartrending novel about the unbreakable love between a mother and child in a society consumed by fear.
Of Women and Salt
by Gabriela Garcia
A sweeping, masterful debut about a daughter's fateful choice, a mother motivated by her own past, and a family legacy that begins in Cuba before either of them were born In present-day Miami.
The Thirteenth Tale
by Diane Setterfield
Having spent six decades creating a series of alternate lives designed to bring her fame and fortune while hiding the truth about her tragic past, reclusive and enigmatic Vida Winter finds herself torn by young Margaret Lea's simple request...
An American Marriage
by Tayari Jones
Newlyweds Celestial and Roy, the living embodiment of the New South, are settling into the routine of their life together when Roy is sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit.
A Prayer for Owen Meany
by John Irving
In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys--best friends--are playing in a Little League baseball game in New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills his best friend's mother.