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There's a book blizzard at the library! Join in the fun by reading a flurry of books in our Adult Winter Reading Program now through March 10 at all three La Crosse Public Library locations. You can read fiction, nonfiction, children's books, young adult novels, graphic novels, magazines or whatever you prefer to check out from the library. Pick up your reading card, fill it out after you've read four items, and then return it to any of our locations to be entered into the prize drawing.  You can enter up to five times. Prizes include gift certificates from Downtwon Main Street. The prize drawing will be held on March 18, 2019. Your reading cards must be returned by March 10 in order to qualify fo the prize drawing. You do not need to be present at the drawing to win. 

For more information on the Adult Winter Reading Program please contact Mary Dunn at (608) 789-7145 or

Are you interested in dicussing your favorite books, discovering new authors and genres, connecting with other local readers, and getting more involved with your local public library? Join us at these upcoming events:

Book Chats at JavaVino
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM, January 30-March 6, 2019
JavaVino, 2311 State Road

Join the La Crosse Public Library and other book lovers from throughout the community at JavaVino every Wednesday morning at 10:30 AM from January 30-March 6, 2019. Each week, a different librarian will be joining the discussion to highlight their favorite author or genre. What are you reading? Join the conversation and share your own favorite books and recommendations. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Books 'N Brunch
Saturday, February 9, 10 AM-Noon
Black River Beach House, 1433 Rose Street

Join the La Crosse Public Library at the Black River Beach House for Books 'n Brunch, our quarterly brunch and book discussion club. Free!  In February, we'll be discussing "The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir" by Kao Kalia Yang, which is the 2019 La Crosse Reads book selection. Copies of the book are available to check out from the public library. Brunch and coffee is provided. Seating is limited. Registration is required for this event. To join us at this event, please contact Mary Dunn at (608) 789-7145 or Registration deadline is February 1, 2019.

Chapters Book Discussion
Monthly meetings at the South Community Library and Main Street Library

Every month our Chapters Book Discussion group meets to talk about a different novel. In February, we'll be reading and discussing A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick. The group will meet at the South Community Library on Tuesday, February 12 from 1:30-2:30 PM and at the Main Street Library on Wednesday, February 20 from 7-8 PM. Feel free to attend one or both meetings. Copies of the book along with our monthly discussion questions are available at all three of our locations.