Cedarburg Reads is a community-wide program co-organized with the Friends and the library with the singular goal of helping Cedarburg residents in meeting their neighbors, one conversation at a time. This month-long program happens once a year in the fall.
Designed to bring people together through the reading and discussion of a common book, programs like this one have been implemented throughout the country to create a shared experience of civic unity through the reading of literature.
Related events about the book topic happen in the library and the community throughout the month.
2022 Cedarburg Reads… And Writes!
Join us in the 2022 Cedarburg Reads…and Writes! community read event which will also include the inaugural Cedarburg Reads writing contest!
This Year’s Book
“Every Now and Then” by Leslie Kagen: A heartfelt coming-of-age story about three young girls searching for adventure during the summer of 1960. Frankie, Viv, and Biz, eleven-year-old best friends, would forever remember it as the summer that evil paid a visit to their small town and upset their idyllic lives. “Every Now and Then” is a story about ties that bind forever, the timelessness of guilt and grief, and the everlasting hope for redemption.
Lesley Kagen is a speaker, narrator, actress, Milwaukee native, and New York Times bestselling author of ten novels, including her newest and this year’s Cedarburg Reads pick, “Every Now and Then.” Common themes in her stories, which are often set in the 1950s-60s, include dealing with loss, family, mystery, truth, community, corruption, and childlike perception. Lesley currently resides in Cedarburg.
Cedarburg Reads Writing Contest Deadline
Sunday, Oct. 9
A judges panel will review original short stories and creative nonfiction/memoir based on the theme of “Hometown Memories.” Submissions will be accepted in four age groups: grades 3-5, 4-8, high school, and adult. Submission length for all age groups is 1000 words or less. The contest is open to all Ozaukee County residents.
One entry per person. Cash prizes will be awarded. Deadline to submit your entry is Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 11:59pm. Application and entry form will be available online at cedarburglibrary.org and uploaded entries must be either a PDF or .doc format. Hard copy entry forms and instructions will also be available at the Cedarburg Public Library’s Circulation Desk. Questions may be directed to Adult Services Librarian Allison Wray at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-375-7640 ext. 206.
Winners will be announced at the author event on the evening of Tuesday, October 25th at the Cedarburg Public Library.
Cedarburg Reads BOOK DISCUSSION
Monday, October 17 | 1:00PM | Community Room
Thursday, October 20 | 6:30PM | Community Room
Cedarburg Reads AUTHOR EVENT
Tuesday, October 25 | 6:30PM | Community Room
Author event & writing contest winners announced.
Popular Young Adult books available at Cedarburg Public Library.
The first of William Gibson's 'Sprawl' trilogy, Neuromancer is the classic cyberpunk novel. More information on the [novel's official page]. : http://www.williamgibsonbooks.com/books/neuromancer.asp
Salt to the Sea is a 2016 historical fiction young adult novel by Ruta Sepetys. It tells the story of four individuals in World War II who make their way to the ill-fated MV Wilhelm Gustloff. The story also touches on the disappearance of the Amber Room, a world-famous, ornately decorated chamber stolen by the Nazis that has never been recovered. Sepetys was awarded the 2017 Carnegie Medal, the UK's most prestigious children's book award, for Salt to the Sea.
Salt to the Sea
New Adult Nonfiction books available at Cedarburg Public Library.
A selection of science fiction and fantasy books available at Cedarburg Public Library.
"The Emperor needs necromancers. The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman. Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead nonsense. Tamsyn Muir’s Gideon the Ninth unveils a solar system of swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian necromancers. Her characters leap off the page, as skillfully animated as arcane revenants. The result is a heart-pounding epic science fantasy. Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape. But her childhood nemesis won’t set her free without a service. Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House and bone witch extraordinaire, has been summoned into action. The Emperor has invited the heirs to each of his loyal Houses to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will be become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection, but no necromancer can ascend without their cavalier. Without Gideon’s sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die. Of course, some things are better left dead."
Gideon the Ninth
New picture books available in the Youth Services Department.
The Crayons Trick or Treat
The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster!
Navigating friendships can be rewarding and also challenging in middle and high school.
The twelve kids in the seventh grade at Fawn Creek K-12 have been together all their lives so when graceful Orchid Mason arrives, with exotic clothes and glorious hair, the other seventh graders do not know what to think.
Those Kids from Fawn Creek
There's nothing like seventh grade to test the bonds of friendship. Thirteen-year-olds Fonda, Drew, and Ruthie must develop a friendship strong enough to tackle whatever middle school--and puberty--throws at them next.
Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types is not your average summer camp, and the five scouts of Roanoke cabin--Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley--are not your average campers!
Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!
If Austin picked a color to describe his life, it would be tumbleweed brown. He moves a lot, there's no hiding his size, and he has a secret that he's become an expert at hiding. Then Austin meets Bertie, who is razzmatazz. As Austin learns to speak up, he finds that he may not be so different after all.
When six students are chosen to participate in a weekly talk with no adults allowed, they discover that when they're together, it's safe to share the hopes and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world.
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