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Book Club: “The Island of Sea Women” by Lisa See

Book Club: “The Island of Sea Women” by Lisa See

All readers are welcome to join our informal monthly book club meeting on Thursday, June 30th @ 5:30pm. This month’s book suggestion is “The Island of Sea Women” by Lisa See. As always, there is no required reading to attend the meeting. Please email us at […]

Book Club: “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate

Book Club: “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate

All readers are welcome to join our informal monthly book club meeting. This month’s book suggestion is “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate. However, if you prefer nonfiction, you could read the complimentary book – “Before and After: The Incredible Real-Life Stories of Orphans Who […]

Book Club: “Dodge City” by Tom Clavin

Book Club: “Dodge City” by Tom Clavin

All readers are welcome to join our informal monthly book club meeting. This month’s book suggestion is “Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West” by Tom Clavin. However, there is no required reading to attend the meeting. Please email us at lislefreelibrary@gmail.com if you would like to attend virtually. Copies available at the circulation desk.

Dodge City, Kansas, is a place of legend. The town that started as a small military site exploded with the coming of the railroad, cattle drives, eager miners, settlers, and various entrepreneurs passing through to populate the expanding West. Before long, Dodge City’s streets were lined with saloons and brothels and its populace was thick with gunmen, horse thieves, and desperadoes of every sort. By the 1870s, Dodge City was known as the most violent and turbulent town in the West.

Enter Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson. Young and largely self-trained men, the lawmen led the effort that established frontier justice and the rule of law in the American West, and did it in the wickedest place in the United States. When they moved on, Wyatt to Tombstone and Bat to Colorado, a tamed Dodge was left in the hands of Jim Masterson. But before long Wyatt and Bat, each having had a lawman brother killed, returned to that threatened western Kansas town to team up to restore order again in what became known as the Dodge City War before riding off into the sunset.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Clavin’s Dodge City tells the true story of their friendship, romances, gunfights, and adventures, along with the remarkable cast of characters they encountered along the way (including Wild Bill Hickock, Jesse James, Doc Holliday, Buffalo Bill Cody, John Wesley Hardin, Billy the Kid, and Theodore Roosevelt) that has gone largely untold―lost in the haze of Hollywood films and western fiction, until now.

Iditaread 2022

Iditaread 2022

Ready, Set…. Go!! The Annual Iditaread Reading Challenge has begun! Read your way along the Iditarod trail. Open to kids, adults and families. Sign up at the library, by messaging us through our Facebook page, or by emailing us at lislefreelibrary@gmail.com The Iditaread information packet […]

Book Club: “Women in White Coats” by Olivia Campbell

Book Club: “Women in White Coats” by Olivia Campbell

All readers are welcome to join our informal monthly book club meeting. This month’s book suggestion is “Women in White Coats” by Olivia Campbell, but you do not have to read the book to come to the meeting. Please email us at lislefreelibrary@gmail.com if you […]

Book Club: “Damsel” by Elana K. Arnold

Book Club: “Damsel” by Elana K. Arnold

All readers are welcome to join our informal monthly book club meeting. This month’s book suggestion is “Damsel” by Elana K. Arnold, but you do not have to read the book to come to the meeting. Please email us at lislefreelibrary@gmail.com if you would like to attend virtually. Copies available at the circulation desk.

 

*A 2019 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book*

A dark, twisted, unforgettable fairy tale from Elana K. Arnold, author of the National Book Award finalist What Girls Are Made Of

The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: When the king dies, his son the prince must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been.

When Ama wakes in the arms of Prince Emory, she knows none of this. She has no memory of what came before she was captured by the dragon or what horrors she faced in its lair. She knows only this handsome young man, the story he tells of her rescue, and her destiny of sitting on a throne beside him. It’s all like a dream, like something from a fairy tale.

As Ama follows Emory to the kingdom of Harding, however, she discovers that not all is as it seems. There is more to the legends of the dragons and the damsels than anyone knows, and the greatest threats may not be behind her, but around her, now, and closing in.

Book Club: “Arctic Fury” by Greer MacAllister

Book Club: “Arctic Fury” by Greer MacAllister

All readers are welcome to join our monthly book club meeting. This month’s book suggestion is “The Artic Fury” by Greer MacAllister, but you do not have to read the book to come to the meeting. Please email us at lislefreelibrary@gmail.com if you would like […]

April Book Club

April Book Club

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a powerful message about how the written word affects people–a story of hope and heartbreak, raw courage and strength splintered with poverty and oppression, and one woman’s chances beyond the darkly hollows.   All are invited to join […]

March Book Club

March Book Club

Celebrate an untold history of American women who secretly served as codebreakers during WWII with this captivating read from an award-winning New York Times bestseller.
 
All are invited to join us on Thursday, March 25th at 6:30pm. The meeting will be held via Zoom. Email us at the LisleFreeLibrary@gmail.com for the meeting link and passcode. Copies of this month’s book are available at the circulation desk!
February Book Club

February Book Club

How far will you go for someone you love? This is the true story of a ex-marine’s odyssey to bring support, laughs and beer to friends in Vietnam’s war zone.   All are invited to join us on Thursday, February 26th at 6:30pm. The meeting […]