Wisconsin Reads

Join the UW College Libraries for programming centered on The Round House by Louise Erdrich and the companion book Birchbark House for young readers through Wisconsin Reads.  Extra copies will be available through the Monarch Catalog & at the Circulation Desk beginning in mid-January.  The NEA Big Read is meant to broaden understanding of the world and our communities through the sharing of a good book.

Wish List Drive for FRIENDS of Abused Family, Inc.

The Germantown Community  Library will be collecting items for the FRIENDS of Abused   Families during February – April.  Click here for a list of needed items.


 Book Discussion (Thursday, March 8 @ 9:15 a.m. @ 6:00 p.m.)

Book discussion of Round House by Louise Erdrich  with Rebecca Dougherty, Associate Academic Librarian at UW-Washington County & Katherine Kapp, Prevention Educator at FRIENDS, Inc.


Storytime (Tuesday, March 20 @ 10:30 a.m. & Wednesday, March 21 @ 10:30 a.m.)

Storytime Featuring Ojibwe stories and activities.


“Erdrich’s Crusade: Sexual Violence in The Round House(Wednesday, April 11 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Julie Tharp, Professor of English and American Indian Studies at UW-Marshfield/Wood County    speaks on “Erdrich’s Crusade: Sexual Violence in The Round House


Book Discussion (Tuesday, April 17 @ 4:00 p.m.)

Book discussion of Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich with Rebecca Dougherty, Associate Academic Librarian at UW-Washington County.  Book geared for 9 – 12 year olds, but all ages welcome.


Panel Discussion (Monday, April 23 @ 6:00 p.m.)

Panel discussion with FRIENDS, Inc. discussing domestic and sexual violence advocacy,     empowerment & prevention in Washington County with Katherine Kapp, Prevention Educator at FRIENDS, Inc.