Chad Robinson – Adult Services Librarian
Matheson Memorial Library hosts three book clubs per month. The Page Turners meet on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm, the Afternoon Book Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2:00pm, and the Short Story Book Club meets the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm. You can check out a copy of the book club selection 3-4 weeks prior to the book club meeting. Meetings for the Page Turners and the Afternoon Book Club are held at the library. The Short Story Book Club meets at Someplace Else, 1 W. Walworth St. in Elkhorn. All our book clubs are facilitated by staff librarians.
2019 Book Club Selections
Sept. 4th, 6:30 pm “The Bookshop of Yesterdays” by Amy Meyerson
Sept. 18th, 2:00pm “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Michelle Richardson
Sept. 24th, 7:00pm “Miss Marple Tells a Story” by Agatha Christie
Oct. 2nd 6:30 pm ” The Mother-In-Law” by Sally Hepworth
Oct. 16th 2:00pm “There There” by Tommy Orange
Oct. 29th, 7:00pm “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe & “The Question” by Stanley Ellin
Nov. 6th, 6:30pm “Inheritance” by Dani Shapiro
Nov. 20th, 2:00pm “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes” by Dan Egan
Nov. 26th, 7:00pm “Mrs. Perez” by Oscar Casares
Dec. 4th, 6:30pm “Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead
Dec. 17th, 7:00pm “Stubby Pringle’s Christmas” by Jack Shaefer
Dec. 18th, 2:00pm “The Housekeeper and the Professor” by Yoko Ogawa
2020 Book Club Selections
Jan. 15th, 2:00pm “The Plot Against America” by Philip Roth
Jan. 28th, 7:00pm “The Happy Prince” by Oscar Wilde
Feb. 5th, 6:30pm “Time After Time” by Lisa Grunwald
Feb. 19th, 2:00pm “Wonder” by R. J. Palacio
Feb. 25th, 7:00pm “Mono no Aware” by Ken Liu
Mar. 4th, 6:30pm “The Turn of the Key” by Ruth Ware
Mar. 18th, 2:00pm “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens
April 1st, 6:30pm “The Water Dancer” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
THE ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Each summer the library runs a very special event for our adult patrons: the adult summer reading program! We solicit amazing prizes from our local community business partners, and award these to our adult participants at the end of summer. Each book read gets a participant a grand prize drawing, so the more you read, the better your chances are of winning! We also plan weekly events like cooking programs, musicians, and speakers on many different topics to keep you entertained, engaged, and educated the whole summer long. Look for further details in our Man/June library newsletter, and get ready to read this summer!
June 8th, 10 am to 2 pm – Summer Reading Kickoff Concert with the Underground Sound Jazz Quintet
June 15th, 1 pm – Healing Herbs of Wisconsin
June 22nd, 10 am – Dungeons & Dragons Celebration
June 25th, 6:30 pm – Basics of Drone Piloting
July 9th, 6:30pm – A Geologist’s View of the Solar System
July 13th, 10 am to 2 pm – Make Day at the Library
July 16th, 6:30 pm & 7 pm – Explore the Galaxy Planetarium Show
July 23rd, 6:30 pm – To Be! Shakespeare Here & Now
July 30th, 6:30 pm – What’s Cooking? Culinary Program
August 6th, 6:30 pm – Apollo 11: The Mission that Reached the Moon
BOOK A LIBRARIAN
On Wednesday afternoons from 3:00pm to 4:30pm, and Thursday mornings from 10:00am to 11:30am, we have a free service to help with any technology related issues you might have. Things we cover include help with downloading ebooks, setting up an email account, downloading and using apps, and basic troubleshooting. The service is by appointment; please call us at (262) 723-2678 and let us know how we can help.
WALWORTH COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY (WCGS)
Our society holds meetings the first Tuesday of each month at the Community Center in Delavan, WI starting at 6:30 pm where we present speakers on a variety of genealogical subjects.
Slipped Stitches is a group for anyone who does some sort of stitching-knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, tatting etc. The group meets on Wednesdays from 6-8pm in the Youth Services story room. Come and make some new friends!
Slipped Stitches Events:
Knit-Ins: First Friday in February and first Friday in August from 5-10pm at the library. This is a potluck dinner event open to anyone who does any kind of needlework.
Knit in Public Day: Early June, usually coincides with Summer Reading Program Kick-off. Members sit outside and knit to bring awareness to the public about knitting.
Contact Laurie Kant-Hull at firstname.lastname@example.org
MML DUNGEONS & DRAGONS GROUP
Each 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm, the library’s Dungeons & Dragons group meets up to find treasure, defeat monsters, use their imaginations, and have a great time. This open group is welcome to everybody, and if you don’t know how to play, we’ll teach you! We usually have 2 to 3 ongoing adventure sessions going on, which you’re welcome to join. Grab your sword and your spellbook and adventure with us!
Contact Adult Services Librarian Chad Robinson for more details: email@example.com