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

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Library Hours

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

Check out Book Club Central - a site dedicated to book clubs. It includes everything from book reviews and recommendations to author interviews and discussion questions. 


 

 Teen Book Club

Grades 8-12

Saturday, November 18, 2017 

11:30 - 1:00 pm

"Dreamin' Sun"

by Ichigo Takano

Shimana Kameko feels out of place in her own home. Her mother is dead and her father and step-mom only seem to care about Kameko’s six-month-old baby brother. When Kameko decides to skip school and runs away to a nearby park, she stumbles upon a mysterious man in a kimono.

The stranger, Fujiwara Taiga, offers Kameko a place to stay---on three conditions. The first condition is that Kameko must tell him why she ran away from home. The second is that she must retrieve his missing house key. The third condition is to have a dream and fall in love. Kameko’s never been in love or had a dream of her own before, but to secure her own apartment, she’s willing to try! 


  Tween Book Club 

Grades 4-7

Saturday, November 18, 2017 

10:00 - 11:00 am

"Real Friends"

by Shannon Hale & LeUyen Pham

When best friends are not forever…

Shannon and Adrienne have been best friends ever since they were little. But one day, Adrienne starts hanging out with Jen, the most popular girl in class and the leader of a circle of friends called The Group. Everyone in it wants to be Jen’s #1, and some girls would do anything to stay on top…even if it means bullying the others.

Now every day is like a roller coaster for Shannon. Will she and Adrienne stay friends? Can she stand up for herself? And is she in The Group—or out?

 


 

    "A Novel Idea" Book Club

for adults

Monday, December 18, 2017

5:30 pm

at Bobtown Brewhouse

"The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America"

by Erik Larson


Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America's rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair's brilliant director of works and the builder of many of the country's most important structures, including the Flatiron Building in New York and Union Station in Washington, D.C. The murderer was Henry H. Holmes, a young doctor who, in a malign parody of the White City, built his "World's Fair Hotel" just west of the fairgrounds-a torture palace complete with dissection table, gas chamber, and 3,000-degree crematorium. Burnham overcame tremendous obstacles and tragedies as he organized the talents of Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles McKim, Louis Sullivan, and others to transform swampy Jackson Park into the White City, while Holmes used the attraction of the great fair and his own satanic charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths. What makes the story all the more chilling is that Holmes really lived, walking the grounds of that dream city by the lake. The Devil in the White City draws the reader into a time of magic and majesty, made all the more appealing by a supporting cast of real-life characters, including Buffalo Bill, Theodore Dreiser, Susan B. Anthony, Thomas Edison, Archduke Francis Ferdinand, and others. In this book the smoke, romance, and mystery of the Gilded Age come alive as never before. Erik Larson's gifts as a storyteller are magnificently displayed in this rich narrative of the master builder, the killer, and the great fair that obsessed them both.