One Book, One Community

Join us for the 2020 One Book, One Community events!

This year’s book selection is Winterdance by Gary Paulsen.

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 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:

Read a book written by a MN author.

Read a nonfiction book.

Read a “classic.” (A book published before 1900.)

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 13th. Those who read twelve books will earn a movie ticket to the State Theatre valid March 27 to April 2, 2020.

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


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.)


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)

Writers’ Group

If you love to write, come check out the Crow River Quill and Ink Society!
This writers’ group meets once-a-month in the library’s meeting room.
For more information, please call the library at 320-587-2368.

Crow River Quill and Ink Society
1st Wednesday of the month – 6:00-8:45 p.m.


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