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Winfield Reads Together

Green logo Winfield Reads Together
September & October 2016
Celebrate our prairie heritage this fall through book discussions and special events. We will read and discuss the classic novel O Pioneers! by Willa Cather. Teens may join the book groups and special events listed below.
OPioneersDover O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
When her father dies, Alexandra Bergson, daughter of Swedish immigrants, assumes responsibility for her family and their Nebraska farm. Books are available to check out at the Adult Services desk. Join us on any of the four book discussion dates listed below. Two are at night and two are during the day. Although most of you will be in school, teen homeschoolers are welcome to attend the daytime discussions!

Download the free eBook from Project Gutenberg.
Download the free eAudiobook from Librivox.

Off the Shelf Book Group
Tuesday, October 4, 7:00 p.m. at the Library

Winfield Reads Together Book Discussion
Tuesday, October 11, 7:00 p.m.
Join us at The Barber Shoppe, at 0S120 Church St. Registration recommended.

Mysteries at Lunch Book Group
Wednesday, October 19, 12:15 p.m. at the Library

Winfield Reads Together Book Discussion
Wednesday, October 26, 1:00 p.m.
Join us at Hedges Station, at 0N555 Winfield Rd. Registration recommended.

midwest maize How Corn Changed Itself and Then Changed Everything Else
Thursday, October 20, 7:00 p.m.
Author Cynthia Clampitt talks about her book “Midwest Maize” and shares how this weedy grass from Mexico transformed itself into corn and then swept across the Americas. Registration required.
OPioneersMovie Movie Matinee: O Pioneers!
Saturday, October 22, 2:00 p.m.
Join us for a special screening of the “Hallmark Hall of Fame” presentation based on the novel. Refreshments will be provided. Registration required.
Working Title/Artist: View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm--The Oxbow Department: Am. Paintings / Sculpture Culture/Period/Location:  HB/TOA Date Code: 10 Working Date: 1836 photography by mma, DT71.tif retouched by film and media (jnc) 8_6_09 For Spacious Skies: Great American Nature Paintings
Tuesday, October 25, 7:00 p.m.
The American landscape has inspired countless artists to capture its complexity, diversity and beauty. In this slide lecture, art historian Jeff Mishur discusses the work of famous U.S. nature painters such as Andrew Wyeth, Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer and Albert Bierstadt. Registration recommended.

September 12, 2016 at 9:10 am Leave a comment

Books and Bites

Books and Bites
Friday, February 18, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

This Friday, like the title says, we’re basically going to meet after school, eat snacks, and talk about books!  Talk about your favorite books, the best new book you’ve read, or what you’re reading now, and get book suggestions from other teens. 

I’ve read a lot of new YA books in the past few months, too, so I’ll let you know which ones are the cream of the crop.  I’m also bringing some of the newest teen books so you can get first dibs at checking them out. You can register now using the library’s Calendar of Events.

See you Friday!

February 16, 2011 at 4:00 pm Leave a comment

Join our book group

Now’s the perfect time to join our teen book group.  What else do you have to do, it’s like the arctic tundra out there!  So find a good book, anything you like, and read it before our next book group on March 4.   This month it’s up to you what to read, so get on it!

Book group meets March 4 at 4:00 p.m. 


February 21, 2008 at 2:52 am Leave a comment

It’s all up to you now

If you’ve ever thought of joining the library’s teen book group but didn’t like the books we were reading, now’s your chance to give it a try! 

In January and February, we’ll be holding a free-form book group.  You can read anything you want and we’ll all meet to talk about everyone’s books.  If there’s a book you love that you want to tell other people about, or one you just couldn’t get into no matter how much you tried, tell us about it!

You can read anything: science fiction, fantasy, manga, romance, new books or old.  We’d love to give this free-form group a real shot, but we need your help!  Come to our next meeting Friday, January 4 at 4:00 p.m. and tell us about what you’re reading. 

It’ll also be a great time to tell us about any new books you think we should buy.  We want to know what you want…


December 18, 2007 at 12:35 am 1 comment

Y.A. Café Book Break Review

Hey everyone,

On June 5, we discussed Pretties by Scott Westerfeld. We were pleased to have a newbie join our group!  Once again, we all enjoyed the thrills and suspense of the story, but we were left hanging at the end. We are all eager to read the final book in the trilogy….but is there a 4th?? We’ve heard rumors that the author is working on something called Extras, which will finally be the final book in the series.

Now that it’s summertime, we hope more of you can join us!! Our next meeting is on July 3rd at 4:00 PM. We will be discussing Mister Monday by Garth Nix. We always have FOOD, so come hungry!!!!

See you soon,

Tressa and Nuccia

June 14, 2007 at 1:41 am 2 comments

Y.A. Café Book Break Review

Hey everyone,

Our Y.A. Café Book discussed Rob& by P.J. Petersen and Ivy Ruckman. This was a first for our group. We had never read a book based entirely on emails. The book was different, emotional and suspenseful.  Sara’s friend Angie has cancer and to support her, a group of friends shave their heads. Sara posts a poem about it on the message board and is criticized by some readers, except for Rob who shows support. Thus begins a friendship between Sara and Rob through daily emails.

Sara, whose father is a colonel, is a smart, caring girl who develops a relationship with Rob, who attends a boarding school for troubled rich teens. At times you begin to doubt Rob’s true identity.  However, as their relationship grows, they help each other and begin to care deeply for one another.  Right up to the end, you find yourself wondering if Rob and Sara will ever meet.

Would you believe the book was written through e-mails between the two authors?  We felt it got a little repetitive towards the end and a little tiresome reading e-mails for the WHOLE story. But it was intriguing and fun to read something different like this. We are definitely hoping for a sequel!

Tressa and Nuccia 

May 2, 2007 at 10:39 pm Leave a comment

Y.A. Café Book Break Review

Hey everyone,

Our Y.A. Café Book discussed Shackleton’s Stowaway by Victoria McKernan. We all agreed that this was an adventurous, emotional, and well developed book based on events from Shackle ton’s 1914-1916 Antarctica Expedition. But be warned, you’ll need a blanket, tissues and a hot beverage while reading this book. What the people on television’s Survivor go through does not compare to what the 28 men experienced simply to stay alive.  This excellent story about survival, hope, and courage is seen through the eyes eighteen year old Perce Blackborow. Imagine having to eat only penguin and seal, sleeping in subzero conditions, or having to cope with frostbite and surgery in terrible conditions. This book exemplifies courageous heroes willing to sacrifice everything for the sake of the team.

Read it, it’s worth it! Enjoy!

Nuccia and Tressa

April 5, 2007 at 6:10 pm Leave a comment

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