Barrett Memorial Library

65 W. Geneva St., Williams Bay, WI
Mon. & Wed. 9-7 | Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 9-6 | Sat. 9-4

Library Hours



65 W. Geneva St.
Williams Bay, WI 53191



Events and Programs

Programs for Children and Teens

Every Tuesday at 10 a.m. and Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

A craft follows after every story!

by Barrett Memorial Library and Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy

"Whispers and Shadows: A Naturalist's Memoir"

by Wisconsin author Jerry Apps


Thursday, May 9th, 5-7 p.m.

at Barrett Memorial Library

65 W. Geneva Street


Combining his signature lively storytelling and careful observations of nature, Apps draws on a lifetime of experiences, from his earliest years growing up on a central Wisconsin farm to his current ventures as gardener, tree farmer, and steward of wetlands, prairies, and endangered Karner blue butterflies.

Free and open to the public.

Read between the Wines is a rogue book club

- just bring yourself and join the conversation!
Read a good book lately?
Share that book title with the group!
Any authors who intrigue you?
Let's chat about them over drinks in a cozy Williams Bay establishment!

Join us!


Wednesday, March 27, 5-7 p.m.

Green Grocer & Deli

Saturday Morning Book Club

Meets the second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m.

Read and discuss a new book each month.


Anything Goes!

Discuss a book (or books!) of your choice.

"What Are Teens Reading?" Book Group

Meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.

This group is for parents to read and review young adult books.

Choose from our selected books below.


by Kiersten White
"Into every generation a Slayer is born…
Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It’s hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers—girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness..."
click here to keep reading on good reads!

"The Incredible True Story of the making of the Eve of Destruction"
by Amy Brashear
"Arkansas, 1984: The town of Griffin Flat is known for almost nothing other than its nuclear missile silos. MAD—Mutually Assured Destruction—is a fear every local lives with and tries to ignore. Unfortunately that’s impossible now that film moguls have picked Griffin Flat as the location for a new nuclear holocaust movie, aptly titled The Eve of Destruction."
click here to keep reading on good reads!

"Down and Across"
by Arvin Ahmadi
"Scott Ferdowsi has a track record of quitting. Writing the Great American Novel? Three chapters. His summer internship? One week. His best friends know exactly what they want to do with the rest of their lives, but Scott can hardly commit to a breakfast cereal, let alone a passion."
click here to keep reading on good reads!

"To be Honest"
by Maggie Ann Martin


"Savannah is dreading being home alone with her overbearing mother after her sister goes off to college. But if she can just get through senior year, she'll be able to escape to college, too. What she doesn't count on is that her mother's obsession with weight has only grown deeper since her appearance on an extreme weight-loss show, and now Savvy's mom is pressuring her even harder to be constantly mindful of what she eats."
click here to keep reading on good reads!

"The Me I meant to Be"
by Sophie Jordan
"Girl Code: Never date a friend’s ex.
Willa Evans has no intention of breaking the code. So what if she’s always secretly loved her next-door neighbor Zach? As her best friend’s boyfriend, he was always off-limits and it needs to stay that way, even though they just broke up. Even though every time she turns around he’s there, tempting her…"
click here to keep reading on good reads!

"Even if I fall"
by Abigail Johnson
"A year ago, Brooke Covington lost everything when her beloved older brother, Jason, confessed to the murder of his best friend, Calvin. Brooke and her family became social pariahs, broken and unable to console one another. Brooke’s only solace remains the ice-skating rink, where she works but no longer lets herself dream about a future skating professionally."
click here to keep reading on good reads!

Scrabble Club

Wednesdays | 10 a.m. - noon


Knitting Circle

Wednesdays | 1-3 p.m.

Group will meet at Atrium Senior Center during our library construction project.