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Three Lakes, WI 54562

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Tuesday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM – 7 PM
Thursday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 2 PM
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Oneida County Veterans Service Office Hours

The Oneida County Veterans Service Office will begin doing outreach to veterans and their family members at the Demmer Library in Three Lakes every third Wednesday of each month from 12:00-4:00 pm beginning Wednesday, June 19. Walk-ins are welcome but you can also...

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Books-the-Other-Channel Book Club

The “Books-the-Other-Channel” book discussion group meets the 4th Tuesday of each month in the library’s lower level meeting room. Books are selected by members of the group and include both fiction and non-fiction titles.

New members are always welcome!

If you have any questions or want to join, please e-mail demmer@demmerlibrary.org or call the library at 715-546-3391 for more information.

Reading List for Oct 2023 - Sept 2024

10/24/2023 The Haunting of  House Hill by Shirley Jackson

11/28/2023 Spirits & Secrets by Barbara Perkins

12/19/2023 Horse by Geraldine Brooks

1/23/2024 Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing

2/27/2024 Young Men and Fire by Norrman Maclean

3/26/2024 Remembering Laughter by Wallace Stegner

4/23/2024 Having Our Say: The Delany Sister’s First 100 Years

 by the Delany Sisters

5/28/2024 Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land by Sandy Tolan

6/25/2024 The Risk Pool by Richard Russo

7/23/2024 To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

8/27/2024 The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater

9/24/2024 The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verhese

Reading List for Oct 2022 - Sept 2023

10/25/2022 Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

11/22/2022 The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

12/20/2022 The River by Peter Heller

1/24/2023 The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie

2/28/2023 Winterdance : The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod by Gary Paulson

3/28/2023 Aurora by David Koepp

4/25/2023 Stalin’s Daughter : The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva by Rosemary Sullivan

5/23/2023 From Scratch : A Memoir of Love, Sicily and Finding Home by Tembi Locke

6/27/2023 Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

7/25/2023 Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

8/22/2023 Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

9/26/2023 The Paper Daughters of Chinatown by Heather B. Moore

Past Titles: 2014-September 2022

Reading List for October 2021 – September 2022

9/28/21 (Inspiration) One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood

10/26/2021 Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

11/23/2021 American Dirt by Jeanne Cummins

12/21/2021 When We Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O’Neal

1/25/2022 This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

2/22/2022 The Bad Muslim Discount by Syed Masood

3/22/2022 West With Giraffes by Lynn Rutledge

4/26/2021 Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

5/24/2022 The Girl With Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story by Hyeonseo Lee

6/28/2022 A Bus Will Take You There by Johnny Bock

7/26/2022 Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

8/23/2022 Verity by Colleen Hoover

9/27/2022 Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Reading List for October 2020 – September 2021

10/27/20 (Memoir) The Radium Girls by Katie Moore

11/24/20 (Fiction) The Overstory by Richard Powers

12/15/20 (Classic) The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

1/26/21 (Youth) Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

2/23/21 (Romance) Summer of 69 by Elin Hilderbrand

3/23/21 (Mystery) The President is Missing by Bill Clinton & James Patterson

5/27/21 (Regional) Run at Destruction by Lynda Drews

5/25/21 (Non-Fiction) So You Want to Talk About Race By Ijeoma Oluo

6/22/21 (Just Because) Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner

7/27/21 (Historical Fiction) The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by KM Richardson

8/24/21 (Humor) Lets Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

9/28/21 (Inspiration) One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood

Reading List for October 2019 – September 2020

10/22/19 (Youth)  Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters

11/26/19 (Romance) The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

12/17/19 (Mystery) Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson

01/28/20 (Regional) Virgil Wander by Leif Enger

02/25/20 (Classic) Beloved by Toni Morrison

03/24/20 (Non Fiction) The Spy and the Traitor  by Ben Macintyre

04/28/20 (Historical Fiction) Island of the Sea Woman  by Lisa See

05/26/20 (Just Because) Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

06/23/20 (Humor) Bossy Pants by Tina Fey

07/28/20 (Inspiration) Paddle for a Purpose  by Barb Geiger

08/25/20 (Fiction) We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves  by Karen Joy Fowler

09/22/20 (Memoir/Biography) The Grateful American  by Gary Sinese

Reading List for October 2018 – September 2019

On the dates listed, meetings begins at 6:30 PM and are being held at Fika Bakery, Superior Street until further notice.

10/23/18 (Classic)  Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

11/20/18 (Inspiration) Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

12/18/18 (Adventure) Call of the Wild by Jack London

01/22/19 (Historical Fiction) The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

02/26/19 (Fiction) Lincoln in the Barbo by George Saunders

03/26/19 (Biography) The Long Haul by Finn Murphy

04/23/19 (Non Fiction) Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

05/28/19 (Romance) Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert Massie

06/25/19 (Regional) Our Living Ancestors by John Bates

07/23/19 (Humor) Insomniac Dreams by Mark Gaedtke

08/27/19 (Young Adult) Strong for Potatoes by Cynthia Thayer

09/24/19 (Mystery/Thriller)The Woman in the Window  by A.J. Finn

Reading List for October 2017 – September 2018
On the dates listed, meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Demmer Library:

10/24/17 (Adventure) Thousand-Miler Adventures on the Ice Age Trail by Melanie R. McManus

11/28/17 (Historical Fiction) Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

12/19/17 (Regional) Thunder Lake Narrow Gage: The Story of Vada Williams by Harvey Huston & Gary Williams

1/23/18 (Humor) The Inimitable Jeeves by PG Wodehouse

2/27/18 (Fiction) Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

3/27/18 (Inspirational) On Living by Kerry Egan

4/24/18 (Classic) My Antonia by Willa Cather

5/22/18 (Romance) Miss You by Kate Eberlen

6/26/18 (Thriller/Mystery) Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown

7/24/18 (Non-Fiction) Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

8/28/18 (Memoir/Biography) Hillbilly Elegy by J D Vance

9/25/18 (Youth) Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry

Reading List for October 2016 – September 2017
On the dates listed, meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Demmer Library:

10/25/16 (Classic) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

11/15/16 (Regional) Return to Wake Robin by Marnie Mamminga

12/13/16 (Memoir/Biography) Rosemary:  The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson

1/24/17 (Non-Fiction) The Bridge at Andau: The Compelling True Story of a Brave, Embattled People by James Mitchner

2/28/17 (Adventure) Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team Six Operator Adam Brown by Eric Blehm

3/28/17 (Historical Fiction) The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

4/25/17 (Thriller/Mystery) Oxygen by Carol Cassella

5/23/17 (Youth) Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

6/27/17 (Fiction) The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer

7/25/17 (Inspirational) The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

8/22/17 (Humor) The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

9/26/17 (Romance) Eleanore & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Reading List for Oct. 2014 –  Sept. 2015

On the dates listed, meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Demmer Library:

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger – 10/28/14

If I Stay by Gayle Forman – 11/18/14

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline – 12/16/14

The Bohemian Flats by Mary Relindes Ellis – 1/27/15

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov – 2/24/15

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver – 3/24/15

Blood Brothers:  The Dramatic Story of a Palestinian Christian Working for Peace in Israel by Elias Chacour, David Hazard & James Baker – 4/28/15

Thunderstruck by Erik Larson – 5/26/15

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough – 6/23/15

The Divide by Matt Taibbi – 7/28/15

Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler – 8/25/15

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin – 9/22/15

Reading List for Oct. 2013 – September 2014

On the dates listed, meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Demmer Library:

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker – 10/22/13

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka – 11/19/13

Traveling Mercies:  Some Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott – 12/17/13

Tales of a Female Nomad:  Living at Large in the World by Rita Golden Gelman – 01/28/14

An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff – 02/25/14

Gone Girl:  a novel by Gillian Flynn – 03/25/14

The Fault in our Stars by John Green – 04/22/14

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman – 05/27/14

Mrs.  Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini – 06/24/14

Harold’s Boys by Mark Gaedke – 07/22/14

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson – 08/26/14

Jewelweed:  a novel by David Rhodes – 09/23/14

Three Lakes Genealogical Society Book Club

The TLGS book discussion group is now an at-home reading group. Selected books are popular fiction and non-fiction books that involve genealogy and family history in the plot.

New members are always welcome!

If you have any questions or want to join, please e-mail demmer@demmerlibrary.org or call the library at 715-546-3391 for more information.

Reading List for January - September 2023

Morton Farrier Forensic genealogist genealogical crime mysteries by Nathan Dylan Goodwin:

January – The Wicked Trade by Nathan Dylan Goodwin

February – The Whole Town’s Talking by Fanny Flagg

March – Ladies of the Lights: Michigan Women in the U.S. Lighthouse Service by Patricia Majher

April – The Sterling Affair by Nathan Dylan Goodwin

May – Badger Boneyards: the eternal rest of the story by Dennis McCann

JuneIn the Blood by Steve Robinson

July — Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

August – It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree by A. J. Jacobs

September – The Foundlings by Nathan Dylan Goodwin


Reading List for January - April and September - November 2022

Morton Farrier Forensic genealogist genealogical crime mysteries by Nathan Dylan Goodwin:

January – Hiding the Past

February – The Lost Ancestor

March – The Asylum (novella) and Orange Lilies (novella)

April – The America Ground

[Break for May – August)

September – The Spyglass File

October – The Missing Man (a novella)

November – The Suffragette’s Secret (a novella)

Recommended "Books of the Month" May - August 2022

The TLGS Book Club won’t meet May 2022 – August 2022.  However, we do recommend the following books as Books of the Month:

May – A Piece of the World by Christina Baker

June – Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

July – Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography of Laura Ingalls Wilder edited by Pamela Smith Hall

August – The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg


These books are recommended on Genealogy Book Club lists.

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