Facemasks are strongly encouraged in the library building.

Adult events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. If registration is required or if you have questions, call the library at 920-478-3344 or email pjacob@waterloo.lib.wi.us

Ongoing Book Club

Clark Book Club

Junginger Book Club

May 3 Junginger Book Club 6:00pm

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

Thomas Wazhashk is the night watchman at the jewel bearing plant, the first factory located near the Turtle Mountain Reservation in rural North Dakota. He is also a Chippewa Council member who is trying to understand the consequences of a new “emancipation” bill on its way to the floor of the United States Congress. It is 1953 and he and the other council members know the bill isn’t about freedom; Congress is fed up with Indians. The bill is a “termination” that threatens the rights of Native Americans to their land and their very identity. How can the government abandon treaties made in good faith with Native Americans “for as long as the grasses shall grow, and the rivers run”?In the Night Watchman, Louise Erdrich creates a fictional world populated with memorable characters who are forced to grapple with the worst and best impulses of human nature. Illuminating the loves and lives, the desires and ambitions of these characters with compassion, wit, and intelligence, The Night Watchman is a majestic work of fiction from this revered cultural treasure.

New members always welcome! Book can be found in display in the library or contact us to order a copy for you.

May 10 Clark Book Club 6:00pm

The Glass Hotel by Emily St John Mandel

Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star lodging on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. On the night she meets Jonathan Alkaitis, a hooded figure scrawls a message on the lobby’s glass wall: Why don’t you swallow broken glass. High above Manhattan, a greater crime is committed: Alkaitis’s billion-dollar business is really nothing more than a game of smoke and mirrors. When his scheme collapses, it obliterates countless fortunes and devastates lives. Vincent, who had been posing as Jonathan’s wife, walks away into the night. Years later, a victim of the fraud is hired to investigate a strange occurrence: a woman has seemingly vanished from the deck of a container ship between ports of call.
In this captivating story of crisis and survival, Emily St. John Mandel takes readers through often hidden landscapes: campgrounds for the near-homeless, underground electronica clubs, service in luxury hotels, and life in a federal prison. Rife with unexpected beauty, The Glass Hotel is a captivating portrait of greed and guilt, love and delusion, ghosts and unintended consequences, and the infinite ways we search for meaning in our lives.

New members always welcome! Book can be found in display in the library or contact us to order a copy for you.

May 17-21 Adult Grab & Go Watering Can Flower Pot

Kit includes: Watering can, design, paint, paintbrush. Registration required. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9TW5p5qpjxuE6Ng_SdmbgD7u6WFZBBcJyAG0MK2IalT7FMQ/viewform