Our Virtual Book Clubs are a perfect opportunity for booklovers to connect with other eager readers! Join us the last Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. for a book discussion via BlueJeans. If you’re not tech-savvy, that’s okay — it’s easy to connect via computer, smartphone, or dial in with a regular telephone. For our October 28th discussion we’ll read There There by Tommy Orange.

One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year and winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award, Tommy Orange’s wondrous and shattering bestselling novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize. Among them is Jacquie Red Feather, newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind. Dene Oxendene, pulling his life together after his uncle’s death and working at the powwow to honor his memory. Fourteen-year-old Orvil, coming to perform traditional dance for the very first time. Together, this chorus of voices tells of the plight of the urban Native American—grappling with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and spirituality, with communion and sacrifice and heroism. Hailed as an instant classic, There There is at once poignant and unflinching, utterly contemporary and truly unforgettable.

A limited number of copies of the book are available to request and check out from the library. Call 715-394-8860 and ask for a copy of the book club selection to be held for you.

To connect to the meeting click the link below at the scheduled time. If prompted, enter the meeting ID.


Meeting ID: 715 394 886 0

You can also connect via telephone! Dial one of the following numbers to join:

  • 408-419-1715
  •  408-915-6290