Book discussions, signing among Grafton library’s February events

The Grafton Public Library will host a discussion of Clint Smith’s book “How the Word is Passed” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

Beginning in his hometown of New Orleans, Smith leads readers on a tour of monuments and landmarks — some of which are honest representations of history and others that are not — in an intergenerational story of how slavery has shaped the nation’s collective history and ourselves.

The discussion, which will be held in the library’s lower level meeting room, is part of the Ozaukee County Talks about Race series.

Copies of the book are available for check out at the library.

Registration is required and can be done at

On Wednesday, Feb. 8, the Mah Jongg Club will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. in the library’s upper level meeting room.

The club is for both experienced players and beginners. Games are provided.

Reference librarian Karl Suechting will present a Tech Tuesday program on the top 10 gizmos that make life easier on Tuesday, Feb. 14.

The program will run from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Grafton Senior Center, 1665 7th Ave.

Registration is required and can be done by calling the Senior Center at (262) 375-5311. For more information, call the library at (262) 375-5315 or go to its website.

The Readers of the Night Book Club will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the library’s lower level meeting room.

New members are welcome. The club meets on the third Thursday of the month.

A writers’ workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, in the lower level meeting room.

The workshop is for area writers interested in novels and short stories, as well as fan fiction, and will provide encouragement, constructive criticism and creative feedback. Registration is not required.

Author Brian Whelihan will be in the upper level meeting room to sign his book “Endearing Misfortune” from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21.

“Endearing Misfortune’ blends historical fiction with magical realism as humans and ravens develop and enjoy special friendships as deadly tornadoes strike northern Minnesota in 1969.

In addition to signing copies, Whelihan will discuss his third novel, which will be sold at the event.

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, the library will host “Vision Workshop: 3 Keys to an Extraordinary Life” in the upper level meeting room.

Michele Barney, a life mastery consultant from Port Washington, will provide insights into ways of expanding dreams and gaining purpose in life.

The program runs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Registration is required and can be done on the library’s website.

The Grafton library is at 1620 11th Ave.



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