Beloit Clinton Edgerton Evansville Janesville  Milton Orfordville

Book Discussions at Rock County Public Libraries - Winter/Spring 2013

For those who love to read and talk about books, Rock County Public Libraries offer a wide variety of book discussions including contemporary and classic literature. Some groups focus on a certain type of book, like mysteries, some meet monthly and others periodically. 

Anyone who has read the book selection for that month is welcome to join the discussion. You can attend on a regular basis or just go when you’re interested in a certain book. Plus you are welcome at any of the libraries’ discussion groups, whether you live in the community or not!

Below are the book groups' selections. The libraries will have copies of the books for check out. For more information, call the library of your choice or visit their website. 
Beloit Public Library - 4th Wednesday Book Discussions
608-364-2905 | 605 Eclipse Blvd. |  Website | Sponsored by FABL (Friends at Beloit Library)

Wednesday, January 23 at 7 p.m.
The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green
Check the catalog

Wednesday, February 27 at Noon
Half Broke Horses: A true-life novel
by Jeannette Walls
Check the catalog

Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m.
The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age 
by Nathan Wolfe
Check the catalog

Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m.
A Visit from the Goon Squad 
by Jennifer Egan
Check the catalog

Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m.
Lottery: The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Perry L. Crandall 
by Patricia Wood
Not yet available in the catalog.

Clinton Public Library - Second Tuesday Evening Book Discussions
608-676-5569 | 214 Mill St. | Website

Tuesday, January 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Someone Knows My Name 
by Lawrence Hill
Check the catalog

Tuesday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Rascal, A Memoir of a Better Era 
by Sterling North
Check the catalog

Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand 
by Helen Simonson
Check the catalog

Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Taming the Blue: The Thrills and Challenges of 
One Man's Journey in Private Aviation
by Marge Van Galder
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Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Pioneer Women 
by Johanna Stratton 
Check the catalog

Eager Free Public Library, Evansville - Antemeridians Book Group
608-882-2260 | 39 W. Main St. | Website

Tuesday, February 19 at 10:30am. 
Cutting for Stone 
by Abraham Verghese
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Tuesday, April 16 at 10:30am. 
Olive Kitteridge 
by Elizabeth Strout
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Edgerton Public Library - Community Book Bunch
608-884-4511 | 101 Albion St. | Website

Thursday, January 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Good Omens 
by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
at Emigail's Roadhouse, 650 E State Road 59
Check the catalog

Thursday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m.
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

by David McCullough
at El Patron Mexican Grill, 2 West Fulton Street
Check the catalog 

Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m.
by Jean Paul Sartre
at Rays Restaurant, 1102 N Main St
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Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Puddinhead Wilson 
by Mark Twain
at Emigail's Roadhouse, 650 E State Road 59
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Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Same kind of different as me 
by Ron Hall
at Anchor Inn, 709 E State Road 59
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Hedberg Public Library, Janesville
608-758-6588 | 316 S. Main St. | Website
Mondays are Murder – a mystery book club
Reading on the Rock - 
a contemporary literature group

James Patterson
Along Came a Spider
Monday, January 21, 2013 | 1:30 p.m.
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Margaret Maron
Three Day Town

Monday, February 18, 2013 | 1:30 p.m.
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Lisa Scottoline
Killer Smile
Monday, March 18, 2013 | 1:30 p.m.
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Caleb Carr
The Alienist
Monday, April 15, 2013 | 1:30 p.m.
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P.D. James

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman
Monday, May 20, 2013 | 1:30 p.m.
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The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise
by Julia Stewart
Thursday, January 24* | 6:30 p.m.
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Lake Shore Limited
by Sue Miller
Thursday, February 28 | 6:30 p.m.
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by Stacy Schiff
Thursday, March 28 | 6:30 p.m.
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Milton Public Library - Mystery Book Club
Phone: 608-868-7462 | 430 E. High St. | Website

Wednesday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m.
by C. J. Sansom
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Wednesday, February 20 at 6:30 p.m. 
The Heirloom Murders 
by Kathleen Ernst
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Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m. 
Don't Look Back 
by Karin Fossum
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Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. 
by Mo Hayder

Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m.
A Beautiful Place to Die 
by Malla Nunn
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June 19: The Dark Horse by Craig Johnson
July 17: Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
August 21: In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff
September 18: Learning to Swim by Sara Henry
October 16: Reflecting the Sky by S.J. Rozan
November 20: The Highly Effective Detective Crosses the Line by Richard Yancey

Orfordville Public Library - Women's Book Discussion Group
608-879-9229 | 203 W. Beloit St. | Website

The discussions are at the Footville Church of Christ, 117 Church Street, Footville 

Thursday, January 17 at 7 p.m.
by John Lescroaft
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Thursday, February 21 at 7 p.m. 
by Alan Brennert
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Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. 
One Good Dog 
by Susan Wilson
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Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m.
Gardens of Water 
by Alan Drew
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Rock County Public Libraries are members of the Arrowhead Library System (ALS). ALS was established in 1974 to coordinate and expand Rock County's public library services to better serve the county citizens. All Rock County residents benefit from enhanced, cost-effective library services through the continued cooperation of ALS and its member libraries. For more information, call 608-758-6690 or visit the system website:

Updated 18 January 2013