Hazel Mackin Community Library
311 West Warren Street
Roberts, WI 54023
715-749-3849
HMCL@robertspubliclibrary.org

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Mon. 10 am - 6 pm
Tues.  1 pm - 8 pm
Wed. 10 am - 6 pm
Thurs.  1 pm - 8 pm
Fri. 10 am - 6 pm
Sat. 10 am - 1 pm
Sun. closed

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 Teen Book Club

Grades 8-12

Thursday, August 17, 2017 

6:00 - 7:30 pm

"The Valiant"

by Lesley Livingston

Princess. Captive. Gladiator.

 Fallon is the daughter of a proud Celtic king, the sister of the legendary warrior Sorcha, and the sworn enemy of Julius Caesar.

When Fallon was a child, Caesar’s armies invaded her homeland, and her beloved sister was killed in battle.

Now, on the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is eager to follow in her sister’s footsteps and earn her place in the fearsome Cantii war band. She never gets the chance.

Fallon is captured and sold to an elite training school for female gladiators—owned by none other than Julius Caesar. In a cruel twist of fate, the man who shattered Fallon’s family might be her only hope at survival.

Now Fallon must overcome vicious rivalries and deadly fights—in and out of the arena. And perhaps the most dangerous threat of all: her forbidden yet irresistible feelings for Cai, a young Roman soldier.


  Tween Book Club 

Grades 4-7

Saturday, August 19, 2017 

10:00 - 11:00 am

"My Seventh Grade Life in Tights"

by Brooks Benjamin 

It’s seventh grade. Anything is possible.

All Dillon wants is to be a real dancer—and if he wins a scholarship, he’s on his way. The problem? His dad wants him to play football. And Dillon’s friends say that dance studios are for sellouts. They want Dillon to kill it at the audition—so he can turn around and tell the studio just how wrong all of their rules are.

At first Dillon is willing to play along with the plan, even convincing one of the snobbiest girls at school to work with him to improve his technique. But as his dancing improves, he wonders: What if studios aren’t the enemy? And what if he actually has a shot at winning the scholarship? Dillon’s life is about to get crazy…on and off the dance floor. 

 


 

    "A Novel Idea" Book Club

for adults

Monday, August 28, 2017

5:30 pm

at Bobtown Brewhouse

"A Conferacy of Dunces"

by John Kennedy Toole

Meet Ignatius J. Reilly, the hero of John Kennedy Toole's tragicomic tale, A Confederacy of Dunces. This 30-year-old medievalist lives at home with his mother in New Orleans, pens his magnum opus on Big Chief writing pads he keeps hidden under his bed, and relays to anyone who will listen the traumatic experience he once had on a Greyhound Scenicruiser bound for Baton Rouge. ("Speeding along in that bus was like hurtling into the abyss.") But Ignatius's quiet life of tyrannizing his mother and writing his endless comparative history screeches to a halt when he is almost arrested by the overeager Patrolman Mancuso--who mistakes him for a vagrant--and then involved in a car accident with his tipsy mother behind the wheel. One thing leads to another, and before he knows it, Ignatius is out pounding the pavement in search of a job.