Book Club Welcomes Local Author

9781499769791_p0_v1_s260x420[1]The August Book Club selection is Dreaming Out Loud by Michelle Roth. Dreaming Out Loud is the fictional novel of three women living lives of polygamy, single motherhood and interracial marriage. Michelle Roth currently resides in Beaver Dam and will join the discussion of her book on August 26 at 6pm at the Library.

Library Welcomes Fox Lake Police Chief Jim Rohr

Join the Fox Lake’s own police chief Jim Rohr and Wisconsin non-fiction crime author John Ferak at the Fox Lake Public Library on July 26 at 1PM for Ferak’s discussion of his book Bloody Lies and Chief Rohr’s part in solving this crime of 2006.

Dodge County and Cass County, Nebraska are 500 miles apart, but they are forever linked by a chilling late night double murder similar to the events described in Truman Capote’s book In Cold Blood.

The crime involved a gold ring left in an old farmhouse, terrific detective work by Chief Rohr while working for the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department, and the discovery of an evidence-planting scandal that sent Nebraska’s most celebrated CSI director to prison.

Chief Rohr eventually realized that the murders in rural Nebraska were committed by a pair of joyriding teenagers from Horicon, Gregory Fester and Jessica Reid.

Chief Rohr will share his insight, key recollections, and his own commentary on various aspects of the case/BLOODY LIES.

Call the Library for more information at 928-3223.

July’s Book Club Selection

mrs_lincolns-dressmaker-3_4Wisconsin author Jennifer Chiaverini’s fiction book Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker will be discussed by the Book Club on Tuesday July 22 at 6pm. It is the story of Elizabeth Keckley, who moved with her son George to Washington D.C. in 1860, where she set up a dressmaking shop. Eventually she became the dresser and close confidant of Mary Todd Lincoln. They bond over the loss of their sons. Chiaverini’s novel is historical fiction at its best.