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4th Friday Book Club
Meets every 4th Friday to discuss that month’s title. Fiction and non-fiction titles chosen by the group.
January 25-February 10, 2023
Notes Of A Native Son
by James Baldwin
Read by Melvin Hinton
In an age of Black Lives Matter, James Baldwin’s essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies, and African Americans abroad are as powerful today as when they were first written. Written during the 1940s and early 1950s, when Baldwin was only in his twenties, the essays capture a view of black life and black thought at the dawn of the civil rights movement and as the movement slowly gained strength through the words of one of the most captivating essayists and foremost intellectuals of that era.
An ongoing reading challenge for adults.**
- AGES 18 & UP – this adult challenge coincides with our beautiful new mural, giving you the chance to explore some wonderfully classic titles!
- OFFLINE CHALLENGE – stop in at Bekkum Memorial Library for details and to get started!
**Indicates the challenge is NOT available on Beanstack.
Online Databases– Paid for by Winding Rivers Library System
Creativebug inspires you to create and then teaches you how! Enjoy unlimited access to over 1,000 online art and craft classes, plus patterns, templates, and recipes. Topics include art & design, sewing, quilting, paper, knitting, crochet, food & home, jewelry, holiday & party, and classes for kids.
An online archive of historical materials representing western Wisconsin history and culture. This project and collection was made possible through a 2014 Library Services and Technology Act grant.
Can’t find it? Search all Wisconsin library holdings with Wiscat, then contact your library to place a request.
A reader’s advisory database recommendations, author biographies, articles and lists for fiction and nonfiction books.
U.S. news featuring key national and regional sources including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, and Chicago Tribune as well as over 80 Gannett titles. Content is updated daily.
Authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.
Practice tests, exercises, and skill-building courses to help you achieve success at school, at work or in life.
Full-text Wisconsin newspapers from 2005 to 90 days ago, plus newspapers from the 1800s and 1900s.
Access genealogical research including all U.S. Federal Census records, family and local histories, and access to PERSI PERiodical Source Index.
A comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. Consumer Health Complete is designed to support patients’ information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.