Book discussions are held at 10:00 a.m. on the third Monday of the month in the Wisner Center. Participants select the books to be discussed. See below for scheduled events.
Come and enjoy snacks and a free family movie on our big screen on a designated Sunday from 2 to 4 pm, September to April (excluding December). See below for scheduled events.
The Friends know how to put on a used book sale that can help connect you to some of your favorite authors and subjects at very low prices. Check below for scheduled events.
Book discussions are held at 10:00 am, usually on the third Monday of the month, normally in the Wisner Center at the Cascade Library. If you would like to join the book discussions, you can either...
(1) ...stop by the desk in the library and leave your contact information, or...
(2)...check the "Events" page at KDL.org, where there is a link to contact Patron Services.
We encourage attendees to read ahead of the schedule if possible since some titles may be in short supply near the discussion date. Here is the list of books scheduled for the 2022-2023 Book Discussion Series::
Dec 18, 2023 West With Giraffes (Lynda Rutledge)
Hitler is threatening Europe, and world-weary Americans long for wonder. They find it in two giraffes who miraculously survive a hurricane while crossing the Atlantic. What follows is a twelve-day road trip in a custom truck to deliver Southern California's first giraffes to the San Diego Zoo.
Jan 22, 2024 Firekeeper's Daughter (Angeline Boulley)
Eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. She dreams of a fresh start at college, but when family tragedy strikes, Daunis puts her future on hold to look after her fragile mother.
Feb 19, 2024 Demon Copperhead (Barbara Kingsolver)
Set in Virginia, Demon Copperhead uses the first-person voice of its titular character to juxtapose the world’s beauty and ugliness. The story exposes the systemic failures of American institutions but celebrates the resiliency of the individual spirit. Kingsolver bases her novel on Charles Dickens’s David Copperfield (1850) to connect the present to the past, to combine cultures, and to adapt Dickens’s mission of using literature to hold a mirror up to society.
Mar 18, 2024 To Be Announced
All KDL book clubs will read this title, which will be selected by KDL's Programming Department as part of an upcoming winter/spring initiative called "On the Same Page." We have been assured that it is a fabulous book.
Apr 15, 2024 Lessons In Chemistry (Bonnie Garmus)
Lessons in Chemistry (2022) is a bestselling novel by Bonnie Garmus about women’s lives, careers, and struggle for empowerment in the late 50s and early 60s. It follows the story of Elizabeth Zott, a brilliant chemist who is forced to become a television chef when she finds herself a young, single mother.
May 13, 2024 Remarkably Bright Creatures (Shelby VanPelt)
Tova Sullivan has lived alone ever since her husband died. Her house that used to be full of love now feels very empty. Her eighteen-year-old son Erik, mysteriously vanished on a boat over thirty years ago, and Tova has never managed to get the answers she hoped for.
Come and enjoy snacks and a free movie on our big screen one Sunday afternoon per month in September, October, November, January, February, March and April. For families with children from 2 to 4 pm. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cascade Library.
Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results.
Based on the popularity of our Flix program for families, we introduced something similar for adults on Saturday afternoons. So, mark your calendar, line up a babysitter, take in a free movie at the library and then top things off with a kid-free dinner at your favorite restaurant.
Despite our best efforts, attendance post-pandemic has never rebounded to anywhere near pre-pandemic levels, most likely due to the expansion of streaming options. So, we are regrettably, suspending this program and will consider resurrecting it when the new pavilion is completed in Friendship Park in June of 2024.
March 16: The details below are tentative and will be finalized closer to the sale date.
9:30 - 10:30 am: Members-only presale (memberships available at the door).
10:30 am - 4:00 pm: Public sale
1:00 - 3:30 pm: Public sale
Book Categories: There will be approximately 10,000 books available, including fiction, general non-fiction, biography, self-help, cookbooks, leisure/hobbies, home/garden, religion/spiritual, business, life science, health/diet, children’s, and teen books, as well as an assortment of CDs and DVDs.
Prices: Hardback books $1.00. Paperback books $0.50. Bag of books $10.00.
Safety: We do not require masks, but please don't hesitate to wear one if you prefer.