Adult Winter Reading Program

The Adult Winter Reading Program has returned to the library! After the first four books read, patrons may choose a mug or bag as their prize.  After reading eight books, participants select from a tray of sweets or other unique prizes. Those who read 12 books will be able to pick out a gently used book from an assortment of books provided by the Friends of the Library!

If you’re looking to mix up your usual winter reading, try out one
or all of this year’s bonus book challenges:

Discover a “new” author!
(Pick a book by an author you have not read before.)

Read a book with your favorite color on the cover!

Read a book set in Minnesota.

For every bonus book you read, you earn entry into a raffle prize drawing
(maximum = 3 entries per patron)

The Winter Reading Program will culminate on March 15th. Those who read twelve books will earn a movie ticket to the State Theatre for Friday, April 12, 2019.

Join us through these winter months in this celebration of reading.
See you at the library!

Teens and Tweens

Learn the historical art of embroidery with local expert, Carolyn Ulrich. This two part class will teach you the stitches to start creating beautiful embroidery art pieces.

This is truly a unique art form that will last a lifetime!

Book Clubs

If you love reading and enjoy talking about books, there might just be a book club
for you to join right here at the Hutchinson Public Library!
These book groups meet once-a-month in the library’s meeting room.
For more information, please call the library at 320-587-2368.

Monday Night Book Club
4th Monday of the month – 7:00-8:00 p.m.
(Group does not meet during the summer months.)

= The Last Child by John Hart
October = The Widow by Fiona Barton
November = The Class of 65 by Jim Auchmutey

Non-Fiction Book Club
2nd Tuesday of the month – 4:00-5:30 p.m. (time change)
Members read a variety of books on a selected topic!

 = MN creatures winter survival
Open house to welcome new members – bring ideas!
February = Real life romances
March = Discussion postponed until April
April = How to learn collaboration


Friday Morning Book Club
3rd Friday of the month (except Sept.) – 10:00-11:30 a.m.

January = Planning meeting
February = The Shadows We Hide by Allen Eskens
March = Killers of the Flower Moon: Osage Murders and Birth of the FBI by David Grann
April = The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession and the Natural History Heist by Kirk Wallace
May = Invisible Man:  A Novel by Ralph Ellison
June = Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
July = Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
August = Becoming by Michelle Obama (if not available Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron)
September = Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
October = Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Goodwin
November = Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
December = Holiday Party (Show and Tell)

MN Writes MN Reads

Local authors – indie, self-published, aspiring, and mainstream – can now create ebooks and share them with readers across the state and potentially across the country using free tools provided by Minnesota libraries.

For helpful hints click here