Sci-fi Book Club
“The Machine” by James Smythe and
“Too Like the Lightning” by Ada Palmer recently prompted great
discussions. “Sometimes we meet off-site or go out for drinks after the
book club to continue the conversation,” says Jason Kennedy, buyer for
Boswell Book Company. Earlier this year, the group ventured down the
block to meet at Pizza Man. Come December, members bring favorite books
for a white elephant exchange.
When: Second Monday of the
month, 7 p.m.
Where: Boswell Book
Company, 2559 N. Downer Ave.
“Escapology” by Ren Warom, Sept. 11; “The Mercy Journals,” winner of the
Philip K. Dick Award, by Claudia Casper, Oct. 9
More info: (414) 332-1181,
PRADAS: Adults Reading Teen Novels
Fashionable handbags are not
required, as this club is for People Reading and Discussing Adolescent
Stories. You’ll be in good company: The group attracts grandmothers,
moms, librarians, teachers and even a regular male attendee, says Books
& Company’s Lisa Baudoin. Previous reads include “Wonder” by R.J.
Palacio and “Bone Gap,” winner of the Michael L. Printz Award, by Laura
When: Third Wednesday of
the month, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Books & Company,
1039 Summit Ave., Oconomowoc
Upcoming reads: “Salt to
the Sea” by Ruta Sepetys, Sept. 20; “Impyrium” by Henry Neff, Oct. 18
More info: (262) 567-0106,
Book to Art Club
Read the monthly novel and use it
as inspiration for your art project. Materials are supplied, and
projects have included mobiles, mosaics and mock books made from old VCR
cases to hide treasures in plain sight on your bookshelves. “It’s fun to
be creative,” says the East Library’s Beth Gabriel, who adds that making
something lightens discussions.
When: Fourth Tuesday of
the month, 6 p.m.
Where: East Library’s
Ellipse community room, 2320 N. Cramer St.
Upcoming reads: “Behind
Her Eyes” by Sarah Pinborough, Sept. 26; “Wytches” by Scott Snyder, Oct.
More info: Must register
at mpl.org or call (414) 286-3011.