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Updated October 19, 2017
 
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Mitchell Street Branch, 906 W. Historic Mitchell St., Milwaukee. Argueta, originally from El Salvador, often focuses on themes of migration, home and community in his bilingual books. Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.

Waukesha Reads: “True Grit” discussion, 2 p.m. Monday, Avalon Square, 222 Park Place, Waukesha. Details: 262-547-1060 or jeantrumpy@gmail.com.

Waukesha Reads: “True Grit” discussion, noon Tuesday, Meli Bar & Restaurant, 294 W. Main St., Waukesha. Food and beverages sold; no purchase necessary. Details: 262-524-3682.

History Buff Book Club: “Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, A Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill” by Candice Millard, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 26, Milwaukee Public Library - Tippecanoe Branch, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee.

Waukesha Reads: “True Grit” bilingual discussion/Discussion BilingŸe Del Libro, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha. Details: 262-524-3682.

Waukesha Reads: Adventure Tales and Scary Story Slam, 6 p.m. Oct. 31, Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha. Open to teens in grades seven through 12. Snacks provided. Details: 262-524-3682.

Waukesha Reads: Teen discussion of “True Grit,” 7 p.m. Oct. 31, Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha. For details, call 262-524-3682.

Eighth annual Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books, 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 4, University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, 1500 N. University Drive, Waukesha. Community celebration of literacy and the arts, where local and national authors and readers of all ages come together for presentation, performances, creativity and conversation. Internationally best-selling author and writer of “The Hearts of Men,” Nickolas Butler, will be this year’s keynote speaker at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3. General festival questions: sewibookfest.com or email sewibookfest@uwc.edu.  

Signings of “Dahmer’s Confession: The Milwaukee Cannibal’s Arrest Statements” by author and filmmaker John Borowski, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 4, Shaker’s Cigar Bar, 422 S. Second St., Milwaukee. Shaker’s offers a “Cream City Cannibal” tour along Second Street, where Dahmer picked up seven of his victims (but not at Shaker’s). Special tours at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Nov. 4.  

Writer’s Night, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. first Thursday of the month, Franklin Library, 9151 W. Loomis Road, Franklin. Contact volunteer Kay E. Evenson at 414-630-9264.

Tuesday evening book group, 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Hales Corners Public Library, 5885 S. 116th St. 414-529-6150 or www.halescornerslibrary.org. 

The Creative Writing Collective, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Milwaukee Public Library - Tippecanoe Branch, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee.  

Forest Ridge book group, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Hales Corners Public Library, 5885 S. 116th St. 414-529-6150 or www.halescornerslibrary.org.  

Writers Ink, 7 p.m. first and third Mondays of the month for critiquing for publication, workshops and writing-related speakers, 4702 S. Packard Ave., Cudahy. 414-744-9644 or visit www.writersinc.writernetwork.com.

Waukesha Writers’ Workshop, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. third Monday of each month, Brookfield Highlands Senior Apartments, 20825 George Hunt Circle, Town of Brookfield. 262- 679-0862.  

“Great Lives” Biography Book club, 1 p.m. fourth Monday of the month, Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield. 262-782-4140.

Mystery book discussion group, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. second Monday of the month, New Berlin Public Library, 15105 Library Lane, New Berlin. 262- 785-4980.  

Muskego Public Library, online book clubs, Mondays through Fridays, sent via email, sign up at www.chapteraday.com/library/muskego.  

Armchair Travel Book Club, 10 a.m. third Tuesday of the month, Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield. 262-782-4140.  

It’s All Elementary Mystery Book Club, 7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month, Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield. 262-782-4140.

Writers’ Roundtable, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Redbird Writing Studios, 3195 S. Superior St., Milwaukee. 414-481-3029.  

Browsing and Reading Society adult book group, 7 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Muskego Public Library, S73-W16663 Janesville Road, Muskego. 262-971-2102.  

Chapter One Writers Group, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, Martha Merrell’s Books, 231 W. Main St., Waukesha. 262-662-4834.  

Book discussion group, 7 p.m. first and third Wednesdays of the month, Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha. 262-524-3682 or visit www.waukesha.lib.wi.us. 

Patent Searching 101, business librarians teach a seven-step strategy, noon to 1:30 p.m. fourth Thursday of the month,  second-floor Krikelas Room of Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Free.  

Preschool story hour, 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. every second Tuesday of the month, Alice Baker Memorial Public Library, 820 E. Main St., Eagle. 262- 594-2800.  

Talking About Books, 7:30 p.m. first Thursday of the month, Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield. 262-782-4140.  

Tour Historic Central Library, 11 a.m. each Saturday, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.  Free tours. Meet in the rotunda.  

Muskego Writers Workshop, 7 p.m. fourth Thursday of the month, Muskego Public Library, S73-W16663 Janesville Road, Muskego. 262-927-2102.  

 










 










 

 
 
 

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