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Wednesday, January 1, 2020 (All day)
Friday, January 1, 2021 (All day)
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Global View Book Club

Exploring both fiction and non-fiction that centers on countries and cultures around the world! 

Each month will be led by a different library staff member or volunteer. Feel free to join our club or drop in for the countries that interest you. Multiple copies of the book will be available for checkout during the preceding month. No sign-up necessary.

  • February 16- China: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
  • March 16- Italy: Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
  • April 27*- Guatemala: In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende-4th Sat!
  • May 18- Sweden: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Bachman

 

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Monday, January 28, 2019 - 6:00pm

Join the Waupaca Area Public Library for a Community Discussion: Mental Health & Addiction, Monday January 28 at 6pm in the lower level meeting rooms. The panel, including mental health, medical, educational and judicial professionals, will highlight issues, resources and the progress that’s been made on mental health and addiction in Waupaca. Those in attendance will also have a chance to ask questions. This program is free and open to the public.

 

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Stars in my Crown Movie Cover
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 1:30pm

With Dr. Jack Rhodes

In 1865, just after the end of the Civil War, Josiah Gray arrives in the small town of Walesville. Establishing himself as a preacher, he delivers the word of God with a bible in one hand and a six-shooter in the other- and he will use either one to properly civilize this lawless town!

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Rose Bingham
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 12:00pm

Rose Bingham, author of memoir Buy the Little Ones a Dolly will share her journey through trials, tribulation, joy and love in the mystery surrounding her mother's disappearance. In a small, close-knit Wisconsin community, a mother goes into town and never returns. It's 1952 and Rose, at 15, is the oldest of seven children. Rose made it her lifelong mission to maintain contact among the siblings and finally learns the truth of her mother's disappearance 59 years later.

Enjoy a light lunch catered by a local restaurant while you learn. Registration required.

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Intruder in the Dust Movie Cover
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 1:30pm

With Dr. Jack Rhodes

In a small Mississippi town, only a young boy and an old woman stand between an innocent black man and a lynch mob. Based on the novel by William Faulkner. Originally produced as a motion picture in 1949.

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The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 10:00am

Exploring both fiction and non-fiction that centers on countries and cultures around the world!

February 16- China The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

A powerful story about a family, separated by circumstances, culture, and distance, Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and its people and celebrates the bond that connects mothers and daughters. No sign-up necessary.

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Bad Day at Black Rock movie cover
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 1:30pm

With Dr. Jack Rhodes 

A one handed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary. Originally produced as a motion picture in 1954. Based on a story by Howard Breslin.

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Monday, February 25, 2019 - 6:00pm

Join us for an adult art workshop with Lois Johnson to create a collage and learn more about art and emotions.

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In the Heat of the Night Movie Cover
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 1:30pm

With Dr. Jack Rhodes 

A black homicide expert is asked to help solve the murder of a wealthy businessman in a small town. Based on a novel by John Ball. Originally produced as a 1967 motion picture.

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Mildred Pierce Movie Cover
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 1:30pm

With Dr. Jack Rhodes 

As Mildred pulls herself up by the bootstraps, first as an unflappable waitress and eventually as the well-heeled owner of a successful restaurant chain, the ingratitude of her materialistic firstborn becomes a venomous serpent's tooth, setting in motion an endless cycle of desperate overtures and heartless recriminations. Based on a novel by James M. Cain. Originally released as a motion picture in 1945.

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The Building of the Erie Canal
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 12:00pm

Historian Dick Campbell shares the history his research. The history of the Erie Canal is a riveting story of American Ingenuity. A great project that thomas Jefferson judged to be "a little short of madness," and that others compared with going to the moon, soon turned into one of the most successful and influential public investments in American history.

Enjoy a light lunch catered by a local restaurant while you learn. Registration required.

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Under the Tuscan Sun
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10:00am

Exploring both fiction and non-fiction that centers on countries and cultures around the world!

March 16- Italy  Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

Applies a poet's sensibility, a traveler's eye, and a cook's palate to the pleasures of the Tuscan countryside, where the author began restoring an abandoned villa. No sign-up necessary.

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So Dear To My Heart Movie Cover
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:30pm

With Dr. Jack Rhodes 

A young country boy is determined to see his mischievous black lamb win the county fair's blue ribbon. Based on the story by Sterling North. Originally released as a motion picture in 1948.

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Linda Jane Niedfeldt
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 12:00pm

Linda Jane Niedfeldt shares her story. Linda is the author of a children's historical fiction book series, RED as in Russia and Measles and Love and GREEN as in Springtime, New Life, and God's Will, and WHITE as Christmas Snow, a Candle's Glow, and Heaven's Robe

Enjoy a light lunch catered by a local restaurant while you learn. Registration required.

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In the Midst of Winter
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am

*This is the 4th Saturday due to holiday closings*

Exploring both fiction and non-fiction that centers on countries and cultures around the world!

April 27- Guatemala/Chile/Brazil In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

Exploring the timely issues of human rights and the plight of immigrants and refugees, the book recalls Allende's landmark novel The House of the Spirits in the way it embraces the cause of "humanity, and it does so with passion, humor, and wisdom that transcend politics. No sign-up necessary.

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Gallipoli Movie Cover
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 1:30pm

With Dr. Jack Rhodes 

A story of how the irresistible lure of adventure and the unknown bring two young men together in the Australian army in 1915. Based on a story by Peter Weir. Novel of the same title by Jack Bennett was based on the screenplay by David Williamson. Originally released as a motion picture in 1981.

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