The Friends of the Brainerd Public Library has teamed up with Roundhouse Brewery for Season 7 of Books Burgers and Brews.  Books Burgers and Brews is a book club that is open to the public and held on 4th Mondays starting at 6 pm. We supply the books, discussion, and some fun extras See details on our next discussion below!  

Our vision for this event is to provide a fun venue to gather with friends and enjoy a fun discussion.  We like to call it... "A Book Club With A Kick".  We would love to have you join us! 


November 28th, 2022:  Educated by Tara Westover


#1 NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER • One of the most acclaimed books of our time: an unforgettable memoir about a young woman who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University
“Extraordinary . . . an act of courage and self-invention.”—The New York Times
NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW • ONE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR • BILL GATES’S HOLIDAY READING LIST • FINALIST: National Book Critics Circle’s Award In Autobiography and John Leonard Prize For Best First Book • PEN/Jean Stein Book Award • Los Angeles Times Book Prize
Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.
“Beautiful and propulsive . . . Despite the singularity of [Westover’s] childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?”—Vogue

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Washington Post, O: The Oprah Magazine, Time, NPR, Good Morning America, San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian, The Economist, Financial Times, Newsday, New York Post, theSkimm, Refinery29, Bloomberg, Self, Real Simple, Town & Country, Bustle, Paste, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, LibraryReads, Book Riot, Pamela Paul, KQED, New York Public Library

Join Sheila and Laurel from the Books Burgers and Brews at Roundhouse Brewery on September 26th at 6:00 pm for a fun BOOK-filled discussion.  Fun giveaways included as well as dinner.  Register today!  

BBB books are available the month they are being discussed by picking them up at the Brainerd Public Library front desk.  The books at the library are first come first serve. The Library is now open regular hours to the public.  

Season 7 Line Up:

September 26:  The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
October 24th:  The Lost Apothecary
November 28th:  Educated
December:  TBD
January 23rd:  The Night She Disappeared
February 27th:  The Anomaly
March 27th:  It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
April 24th:  Libertie
May 22nd:  The Sentence