The Friends of the Brainerd Public Library and Prairie Bay welcome you to Season 5 of Books Burgers and Brews.  Books Burgers and Brews is a book club that is open to the public held of  3rd Mondays from 6 - 8 pm currently on our Facebook Page and/or ZOOM.  We supply the books, discussion, and some fun extras, and when we can be at the restaurant, Prairie Bay prepares a fun menu to match the book.  See details on our next discussion below!  
Our vision for this event is to attract men and women alike and 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! When we meet in person we have a RSVP link to secure your spot.
UPDATE:  In this time of COVID, we have moved Books Burgers and Brews online so you may watch from the comfort of your home or gather with friends to have your own book club!  You will find your hosts, Sheila and Laurel joining you through ZOOM for the discussion.  It's easy and it's free.  We hope you will join us and continue to be a part of Books Burgers and Brews as we navigate through these times.

January 18th, (VIA ZOOM)   

Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police. How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence? Wes Moore, the author of this fascinating book, sets out to answer this profound question. In alternating narratives that take readers from heart-wrenching losses to moments of surprising redemption, The Other Wes Moore tells the story of a generation of boys trying to find their way in a hostile world.

"The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his."

Pick up your copy of the current read at the Brainerd Public Library front desk by asking for the Books, Burgers, and Brews once the title has been selected.  The books at the library are first come first serve and we have 25 copies set aside for this event.   you can request one for curbside pickup appointment by calling the library at 218-829-5574 or by going to the library during one of the “Grab and Go” times. See this page for scheduled times and more info on

Grab and Go:

All previous book selections can be returned to the library’s outside book drop anytime.

Participants that use the library for the book selection are asked to return the book once they have completed reading so someone else will be able to check the title out. Other options are listing to the book on audio, or purchasing online.

Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 Season Line Up: 

January 18, 2021 - “The Other Wes Moore” by Wes Moore


February 15, 2021 - “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Michele Richardson

March 15, 2021 - “Whisper Network” by Chandler Baker

April 19, 2021 - “The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead

May 17, 2021 - “Beneath a Scarlet Sky” by Mark Sullivan


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Contact phone:  218-838-0886

416 S 5th St  Brainerd, MN 56401