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Adult Services

Friends Book Club

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

  • Book Selection: Forty Acres Deep By Michael Perry
  • Location: Glenwood City Public Library
  • Time & Date: 7:00, April 22, 2024

April Book Selection

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger


Forty Acres Deep

By: Michael Perry



When farmer Harold wakes to find his wife dead beside him in bed and snow threatening to crush the last life from his dwindling farm, he takes drastic steps toward a fresh start. Set in a world of stark wintry beauty, Forty Acres Deep is the brief, unrelenting tale of one person’s attempt to make sense of a world he no longer recognizes while pitilessly calling himself into account. Seamed with grim humor and earthy revelations, it is an unforgiving story…and yet leaves open the idea that we might surrender to hope.

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: The Sweetness of Water

Author: Nathan Harris

Location: Glenwood City Public Library

Time & Date: 12:30 on Monday, May 6, 2024

May Book Selection

Deep Creek by Pam Houston

The Sweetness of Water

By: Nathan Harris

 The description is from goodreads

In the spirit of The Known World and The Underground Railroad, a profound debut about the unlikely bond between two freedmen who are brothers and the Georgia farmer whose alliance will alter their lives, and his, forever.

In the waning days of the Civil War, brothers Prentiss and Landry—freed by the Emancipation Proclamation—seek refuge on the homestead of George Walker and his wife, Isabelle. The Walkers, wracked by the loss of their only son to the war, hire the brothers to work their farm, hoping through an unexpected friendship to stanch their grief. Prentiss and Landry, meanwhile, plan to save money for the journey north and a chance to reunite with their mother, who was sold away when they were boys.

Parallel to their story runs a forbidden romance between two Confederate soldiers. The young men, recently returned from the war to the town of Old Ox, hold their trysts in the woods. But when their secret is discovered, the resulting chaos unleashes convulsive repercussions on the entire community. In the aftermath of so much turmoil, it is Isabelle who emerges as an unlikely leader, proffering a healing vision for the land and for the newly free citizens of Old Ox.

With candor and sympathy, debut novelist Nathan Harris creates an unforgettable cast of characters, depicting Georgia in the violent crucible of Reconstruction. Equal parts beauty and terror, as gripping as it is moving, The Sweetness of Water is an epic whose grandeur locates humanity and love amid the most harrowing circumstances.

This is a Free Event and everyone is welcome.


Winter Reading Program – Reading Around the World

  • Read a book that is set in any country.
  • Bring your Reading Passport in to get it stamped.
  • When you fill up your passport please ask for more pages.
  • With Every stamp in the passport, you will be entered into the drawing. Chance to win a $50.00 Cenex Card
  • All Reading Passports must be turned in by March 31st to be entered in another drawing. Chance to win a $100 Kwik Trip Card.
  • Passports can be picked up at the Glenwood City Public Library

Winners of the Reading around the world was:

  • Lorna Tiberg – $50 Gift Card to Cenex
  • Jeanne Witte – $100 Gift Card to Kwik Trip

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.

Please contact the host library to register.



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.

Glenwood City Public Library
217 W Oak Street
Glenwood City, WI 54013


Email: gclibrary@glenwoodcitylibrary.org

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