Want to join an existing book group or start one?


  • First, join the Friends of the Elm Grove Library.
  • Look at the existing book groups and choose one.
  • Contact the FOEGL Book Groups Chairman Judy Giljohann (262-784-2119 or jsgilly@gmail.com ) and ask about forming a group in your interest area: history, mysteries, biographies, etc.
  • Three current book groups meet in the library or adjoining village hall meeting rooms.



Meets from 1 – 2 p.m. the second Thursday of the month (except December and January) in the Parkview room or the Reinder’s room of the Elm Grove Village Hall. Contact Betsy, 262-784-7087 or RBHaus@aol.com  if you are interested in visiting the group.  The following is the reading list for the coming season.

           July 14, 2016                 The Green Road by Anne Enright 

          August 11, 2016            Lila by Marilynne Robinson 

          September 8, 2016        Evicted by Matthew Desmond  

          October 13, 2016           The Turner House by Angela Flournoy

          November 10, 2016       The Millionaire and the Bard by Andrea Mays 

          February 9, 2017           My Antonia by Willa Cather 

          March 9, 2017                Being Mortal by Atul Gawande 

          April 13, 2017                Book Conversation – Recommend a  favorite book! 

          May 11, 2017                 The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins 

          June 8, 2017                  Planning Luncheon – Details to be announced



Meets at 10 a.m. on the third Wednesday of the month in the Parkview room of the Elm Grove Village Hall from September to May.  If you are interested in visiting this group, contact Connie Pavletich at 262-786-4775 or  pavcd@wi.rr.com  The reading list for the coming season follows.

September 21, 2016          Being Mortal by Atul Gawandi

November 16, 2016           Just Mercy by Bryon Stevenson

January 18, 2017                Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

February 15, 2017              Thunderstruck by Eric Larson

March 15, 2017                  Red Notice by Bill Browder

April 19, 2017                     Rosemary – The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Larson

May 17, 2017                      Planning meeting



Meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday on the month (except November and December) in the Parkview Room of the Elm Grove Village Hall. Contact Cathy Kobs at ckobs1013@gmail.com

Join a lively discussion.of  contemporary fiction which has been published in a trade paperback edition.

July 27, 2016                     Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desal

August 24, 2016                Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafron

September 28, 2016         Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald

October 26, 2016              Thirteen Moons by Charles Fraiser

January 25, 2017              The Boy from Reactor 4 by Orest Stelmach

February 22, 2017            City of God by E.L. Doctorow

March 22, 2017                The Sellout by Paul Beatty (2016 Man Booker prize)