2018 Big Read
Educated by Tara Westover
"Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others."— NEW YORK TIMES
"Tara Westover is living proof that some people are flat-out, boots-always-laced-up indomitable. Her new book, Educated...is a heartbreaking, heartwarming, best-in-years memoir about striding beyond the limitations of birth and environment into a better life.— USA TODAY
Each fall we encourage our community to read the same book and talk about it. Usually kept a secret until late summer, we decided to release the title early this year! The 2018 selection is Educated, a memoir by Tara Westover. Growing up in a secluded survivalist home, Tara Westover had no birth certificate, had never seen a doctor and received no formal education. She helped her family prepare for the end of the world and assisted her mom with herbalism and midwifery. However, as she grew and endured harrowing ordeals at home, she realized she could gain education outside of what her family was giving her. She taught herself enough math, science and English to take the ACT and attend college. She went on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University. Her story is truly remarkable. This book will make you question family relationships, education and more. We cannot wait to talk about it with you!
The Friends of the Library generously donate 50 copies of our Big Read book for us to give away to our community. The book giveaway will take place Saturday, September 8, 2018. As always, we will have a variety or programs relating to the themes covered in the book. These events will be announced later this summer.
We look forward to seeing you at the library! Registration for events is always appreciated, but not required unless otherwise noted. To register, please call (608) 437-5021. Questions? Please contact our adult programming librarian, Melissa Roelli, at or (608) 437-5021, ext. 109. Along with the exciting and enriching programs listed to the right, the library offers a variety of other resources for adults. A few are listed below.
Memory Loss Caregiver Kits
Created to support caregivers helping people with memory loss, our newest kits are filled with a variety of books, pictures, videos, music and other items designed to evoke memories and invite sharing. Five separate kits, each with a different theme, are available to check out.
Free Career Assistance at the Library from Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
1st and 3rd Fridays, 1pm-4 pm
The Mount Horeb Public Library is excited to partner with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development to offer one-on-one assistance with job searching, resume writing, interview skills and more! Jennifer Seese, DWD, will be at the library the first and third Fridays of the month from 1 pm - 4 pm.
Some Fridays will feature a program followed by personal assistance, other Fridays will be all one-on-one appointments. Community members are invited to stop in the library during these times to receive help with their specific career development needs. The meeting times are first come, first served, or by appointment by calling the library Help Desk at 437-5021.
Anyone looking for help with their career is encouraged to take part.
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