Book discussions are held at 10:00 a.m. in the Wisner Center at the Cascade Library. We encourage attendees to read ahead of the schedule if possible since some titles may be in short supply near the discussion date.
January 21, 2019
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.
Wingate follows the interwoven storylines of Avery Stafford, a female lawyer from South Carolina and Rill Foss, the eldest of five children who were taken from their parents' boat by an unscrupulous children's home in the 1930's. This story line is seamlessly woven with that of the abuse and separation that the Foss children suffered at the hands of the Tennessee Children's Home Society.
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.
This Pulitzer Prize winner, National Book Award Winner and a #1 New York Times best seller tells a story chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. The Underground Railroad is a realistic depiction of slavery, featuring real underground railroads and many other historical elements.
The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck.
Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to German high society, The Women in the Castle is an affecting, shocking and ultimately redemptive novel, a powerful story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined. The story reveals new truths about one of history's most tragic eras as three women, haunted by the past and the secrets they hold, assemble a makeshift family, along with their children--each woman with her own unique set of challenges.
Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett.
With many awards, this novel is listed as both a winner and a finalist in various categories, including Ten Top Novels of the year by Time and Wall Street Journal, and as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Adam Haslett is considered a talented writer who specializes in characterization. Told in alternating points of view by all five members of a family, this novel brings alive, with depth and poignancy, the love of a mother for her children, the often inescapable devotion siblings feel toward one another, and the lasting legacy of a father's pain in the life of a family.
Paris in the Present Tense by Mark Helprin.
Mark Helprin's powerful new novel is set in present-day Paris caught between violent unrest and its well-known, inescapable glories. Jules Lacour, cellist, widower, Algerian war veteran and child of the Holocaust must find a balance between his strong obligations to the past and the attractions and beauties of life and love in the present.er Tom White, who tried to unravel the mystery.
The Cascade Township Branch brings eight concerts inside for Sunday Afternoon Live from October 2018 through April 2019. Concerts run from 2 to 3:30 pm and are free.
January 20: Jimmy Stagger
February 10: CrossBow
February 24: Dave Palma Band
March 10: Mark Lavengood Band
April 28: Cabildo
Come and enjoy a free movie and popcorn on our big screen. For families with children from 2 to 4 pm. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cascade Library.
Sunday, January 13
Saturday, January 26
One-Day 'Beat the Winter Blahs' Book Sale - 10 am to 3 pm.
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Huge Spring Book Sale - Day 1. From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for members only. From 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the public.
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Huge Spring Book Sale - Day 2. From 1 to 3 p.m. for members and the public.
Monday, March 18, 2019
Huge Spring Book Sale - Day 3. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for members and the public.
January 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
Toddler Time: Nurture your toddlers love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills. From 10 to 10:45 am
January 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
Preschool Storytime: Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their literacy skills and develop a love of reading. For ages 6 and younger from 10 to 10:45 am.
January 9, 16, 23, 30
Babytime: Delight and engage your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help baby develop listening and language skills. For ages 6 and younger from 11 to 11:45 am.
January 11, 18, 25
Yoga for Preschoolers: Breathe, bend, stretch! Children will develop body awareness and mindfulness with simple poses and exercises. The library has a limited number of yoga mats. First come, first served. For ages 6 and younger from 9:30 to 10:30 am.
Teen Exam Cram: Come to the library for a concentrated study jam. Have the library to yourselves while you prep for exams and enjoy delicious snacks. Bring your assignments, study partners and your brain. For teens in grades 6-12 from 5 to 8 pm.
January 16, 23, 30
Papa Time: Here's a chance for fathers and grandfathers and their toddlers to share books, learn new skills and enjoy fun activities together. We will meet in the History Room from 6:30 to 7:15 pm.
Teen Zone: Teen-only fun for you and your friends at the library! Stop by for activities that may include board games, food and more. For teens in grades 6-12 from 2 to 4 pm.
Pokemon Club: Bring your Pokemon cards to trade or battle with friends. A few decks will be provided for players to learn to play. For ages 6 and older from 4 to 5 pm.
CreativTea: Unwind from the holidays and indulge in an artsy adventure. Sip a warm beverage and munch on a snack while you create your own masterpiece. We will create sand art. From 6 to 7 pm.
January 8, 15, 22, 29
Sit-N-Stitch: Share ideas and skills while making new friends. Bring your own quilting, appliqué, knitting or crochet projects and supplies. This is not an instructor-led activity. For adults from 1 to 3 pm.
January 10, 17, 24, 31
Cardio Drumming: You must pre-register for this activity on the KDL.org website. This program is exclusively for participants 18 years and older from 6:30 to 7:15 pm.
String Circle: Bring your guitar, ukulele,
mandolin, banjo or voice to join other novice sprint instrument players to practice, learn and enjoy your acoustical instrument ins a casual and fun setting. From 7 to 8 pm.
KDaLe Book Club: Thornapple Brewing Co: Combine your love of books and brews at the KDaLe Book Club. Enjoy a drink from Thornapple Brewing Co. while we talk about what we've been reading. From 7 to 8 pm.
Decoupage Personal Barn Quilts: Preregistration at KDL.org is required. When the waitlist is full, the registration buttons will disappear to close registration. From 6 to 7 pm.
Dot Mandala Lids: Preregistration is required. When the waitlist is full, the registration buttons will disappear, closing registration. From 6 to 7 pm.