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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 Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
     
  • Location: Glenwood City Public Library
     
  • Time & Date: 7:00, January 23, 7:00

January Book Selection

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

 

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

 

DESCRIPTION: It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier and will be busier still.

By her brother’s graveside, Liesel’s life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger’s Handbook, left behind there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordion-playing foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book burnings, the mayor’s wife’s library, and wherever there are books to be found.

But these are dangerous times. When Liesel’s foster family hides a Jew in their basement, Liesel’s world is both opened up and closed down.

In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.

Sr. Book Club

Please come and join us for the Sr. Book Club

Book Selection: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West By: Gregory Maguire

Location: Glenwood City Public library

Time & Date: 12:30 on February 7

February Book Selection

Deep Creek by Pam Houston

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire

February Book Description from Good Reads

When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum’s classic tale we heard only her side of the story. But what about her arch-nemesis, the mysterious Witch? Where did she come from? How did she become so wicked? And what is the true nature of evil?

Gregory Maguire creates a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again. Wicked is about a land where animals talk and strive to be treated like first-class citizens, Munchkinlanders seek the comfort of middle-class stability, and the Tin Man becomes a victim of domestic violence. And then there is the little green-skinned girl named Elphaba, who will grow up to become the infamous Wicked Witch of the West, a smart, prickly, and misunderstood creature who challenges all our preconceived notions about the nature of good and evil.

An astonishingly rich re-creation of the land of Oz, this book retells the story of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, who wasn’t so wicked after all. Taking readers past the yellow brick road and into a phantasmagoric world rich with imagination and allegory, Gregory Maguire just might change the reputation of one of the most sinister characters in literature.

Hot Reads Cold Nights Winter Program

Help us travel around the United States this winter by reading.  Our challenge to you this winter is to read any book that takes place in the United States (it doesn’t have to be about a state).  Let’s see how many states we can visit this winter.

How it works:

  • Read any book that takes place in the U.S.
  • Identify which state your book took place in.
  • When done reading
    • Fill out the book review card
      • The State takes place in
      • Your Review
    • Turn your Book Review in to get a star put on our map
    • Get your name into the drawing to win a St. Croix County Park Pass.

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

715-265-7443

Email: gclibrary@glenwoodcitylibrary.org

Hours
Monday 12pm-7:30pm
Tuesday 10am-6pm
Wednesday 10am-6pm
Thursday 10am-7:30pm
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-1pm
Sunday Closed