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Interested in joining a book club?

There are two book clubs meeting at the Madison Public Library, and new readers are always welcome.

One of the groups meets in the afternoon. Their next meeting is Thursday, March 5, at 1:30 p.m. at the Public Library. The book we have chosen to read and discuss is Little Heathens by Mildred Armstrong Kalish. This book is Mildred Kalish’s story of growing up on her grandparents’ Iowa farm during the Great Depression. Copies of the book are available at the library if you would care to join the discussion on March 5.

The second book club meets in the evening and is scheduled to meet again on Thursday, April 2, at 7:00 p.m. This group will be discussing Louise Erdrich’s novel The Master Butcher’s Singing Club. Copies of this book will also be available at the library.

In addition to hosting two book clubs, the Public Library is making available Book Club Bags. The bags contain multiple copies of a given book along with a description of the story and discussion questions. Only a few of these are currently available, but the number will grow as the book clubs continue to meet. Check at the library to find out what is available.