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Adult Services

Friends Book Club

Join us for the Friends of the Library Book Club (FOL Book Club)!

  • Book Selection: The Quarry Girls
  • Location: Glenwood City Public Library
     
  • Time & Date: 7:00, June 24, 2024

June Book Selection

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

 

The Quarry Girls

By: Jess Lourey

 

DESCRIPTION:

Minnesota, 1977. For the teens of one close-knit community, summer means late-night swimming parties at the quarry, the county fair, and venturing into the tunnels beneath the city. But for two best friends, it’s not all fun and games.

Heather and Brenda have a secret. Something they saw in the dark. Something they can’t forget. They’ve decided to never tell a soul. But their vow is tested when their friend disappears—the second girl to vanish in a week. And yet the authorities are reluctant to investigate.

Heather is terrified that the missing girls are connected to what she and Brenda stumbled upon that night. Desperately searching for answers on her own, she learns that no one in her community is who they seem to be. Not the police, not the boys she met at the quarry, not even her parents. But she can’t stop digging because she knows those girls are in danger.

She also knows she’s next.

Cost: Free

This is a free event open to everyone.

 
 

Afternoon Book Club

Please come and join us for the Afternoon Book Club

Book Selection:  All the Light We Cannot See

Author: Anthony Doerr

Location: Glenwood City Public Library

Time & Date: 12:30 on Monday, July1, 2024

June Book Selection

Deep Creek by Pam Houston

All the Light We Cannot See

By: Anthony Doerr

 The description is from goodreads

Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, Werner Pfennig, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the stunningly beautiful instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

This is a Free Event and everyone is welcome.

 

Summer Reading Program – Adventure Begins at Your Library

Once you conquer a book from this epic list, bring back this sheet for a stamp and a chance to win big! This year’s jackpot is a dazzling gift basket valued at $75. The Reading Challenge runs from June 10 to August 9. Let the reading games begin!

 

Meets the third Thursday each month @ 6:00 pm for dinner, discussion begins at 6:30.

A new Traveling Book Club will rotate each month between different restaurants.

Join friends from around St. Croix County! Explore different towns and eateries while you meet new people and try new books.

June 20 – Located at Hammond Community Library (850 Davis St.; Hammond WI)

Book: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

Description: After Tova Sullivan’s husband died, she began working the night shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium, mopping floors and tidying up. Keeping busy has always helped her cope, which she’s been doing since her eighteen-year-old son, Erik, mysteriously vanished on a boat in Puget Sound over thirty years ago.

Tova becomes acquainted with curmudgeonly Marcellus, a giant Pacific octopus living at the aquarium. Marcellus knows more than anyone can imagine but wouldn’t dream of lifting one of his eight arms for his human captors–until he forms a remarkable friendship with Tova.

Ever the detective, Marcellus deduces what happened the night Tova’s son disappeared. And now Marcellus must use every trick his old invertebrate body can muster to unearth the truth for her before it’s too late.

Shelby Van Pelt’s debut novel is a gentle reminder that sometimes taking a hard look at the past can help uncover a future that once felt impossible.

Please contact the host library to register.

Watch for 2025 Community One Read information.​​

 

Supporting A Community
with Kindness

Our vision is to inspire groups of volunteers around the country to crochet/knit, collect, and donate bar soap to their local food pantries, homeless shelters, relief efforts, mission trips, social service agencies, and veterans clinics. (soapsacks.com)

The GCPL supports the “Click for Babies” program (https://www.clickforbabies.org/about-click-for-babies-campaign.php).

What is entailed:

  • We are asking knitters and crocheters to make baby hats, booties or both to be donated to the program.
  • The baby hats and booties need to be 50% or more purple in any shade.
    • You can get patterns from the link above.
    • Pick out a newborn size baby cap or baby booties pattern! Please refrain from including any potential choking and strangling hazards to babies such as pom-poms, tassels, straps, bows, ribbons, or buttons.
  • Drop them off at the GCPL and will ship them in late September to Madison.