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

 Teen Book Club

Grades 8-12

Thursday, June 15, 2017 

6:00 - 7:30 pm

"Loving vs. Virginia"

by Patricia Hruby Powell

In 1955, in Caroline County, Virginia, amidst segregation and prejudice, injustice and cruelty, two teenagers fell in love. Their life together broke the law. But their determination would change it.

 

Richard and Mildred Loving were at the heart of a landmark Supreme Court case that legalized marriage between the races. In spare and gorgeous verse, acclaimed author Patricia Hruby Powell tells the story of the devoted couple who faced discrimination, fought it, and won. 


 

  Tween Book Club 

Grades 4-7

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 

6:00 - 7:00 pm

"The Last Boy at St. Edith's"

by Lee Gjertsen Malone 

Seventh grader Jeremy Miner has a girl problem. Or, more accurately, a girls problem. Four hundred and seventy-five of them. That’s how many girls attend his school, St. Edith’s Academy.

Jeremy is the only boy left after the school’s brief experiment in coeducation. And he needs to get out. His mom won’t let him transfer, so Jeremy takes matters into his own hands: he’s going to get expelled.

          Together with his best friend, Claudia, Jeremy unleashes a series of hilarious pranks in hopes that he’ll get kicked out with minimal damage to his permanent record. But when his stunts start to backfire, Jeremy has to decide whom he’s willing to knock down on his way out the door.

 


  

 "A Novel Idea" Book Club

for adults

Monday, June 26, 2017

5:30 pm

at Bobtown Brewhouse

"Mary Coin"

by Marisa Silver

In 1936, a young mother resting by the side of the road in central California is spontaneously photographed by a woman documenting migrant laborers in search of work. Few personal details are exchanged and neither woman has any way of knowing that they have produced one of the most iconic images of the Great Depression. In present day, Walker Dodge, a professor of cultural history, stumbles upon a family secret embedded in the now-famous picture. In luminous prose, Silver creates an extraordinary tale from a brief event in history and its repercussions throughout the decades that follow—a reminder that a great photograph captures the essence of a moment yet only scratches the surface of a life.