Monday Evening Book Discussion

Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Copies available at the Reader Assistance Desk. Sign up: 847-358-5881 ext. 132.

book cover - Burial Rites by Hannah KentMay 18

Burial Rites

by Hannah Kent

While awaiting execution for a brutal murder in 1829 Iceland, a maid reveals another side to the events.

(Available April 20)

June 15

The Light Between Oceans

by M.L. Stedman

A couple on a remote Australian island live quietly running a lighthouse, until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore. They choose to raise the baby as their own with tragic consequences.

book cover - The Circle by Dave Eggers (Available May 18)

July 20

The Circle

by Dave Eggers

In the near future Mae Holland is hired to work for the world’s most powerful internet company but the longer she works there the worse her life gets.

(Available June 15

Great Books


7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

We are reading these selections from the Great Books Foundation. Copies are available for $5 at the second floor Reference Desk.

Join our group any time.

For questions, call x166.

Sign up.

May 19

Polish Poetry

by Nobel Prize Winner Wislawa Szymborska

  • Could Have
  • The End and the Beginning
  • Utopia
  • The Three Oddest Words


Non-Fiction Book Discussion

Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Copies available at the second floor Reference Desk. To sign up call 847-358-5881 ext. 167.

May 14

Detroit: An American Autopsy

by Charlie LeDuff

book cover - The World's Strongest Librarian by Josh HanagarneOnce an incubator for the middle class, Detroit has fallen on hard times. Can it rebound, or is it a harbinger of things to come for other cities?

(Available April 9)

September 10

The World’s Strongest Librarian

by Josh Hanagarne

Josh Hanagarne isn’t your stereotypical librarian. He is a 6’ 7” weightlifter with Tourette’s Syndrome. In his memoir, his Mormon faith, and family help him overcome his disability.

(Available August 13)

Teen Lit for Adults Book Discussion

Are you young-at-heart and passionate about teen literature? Enjoy great conversation with like-minded adults at the Library.

Copies available at the Reader Assistance Desk. Sign up, 847-358-5881 ext. 132.

books cover - Unwind by Neal ShustermanTuesday, July 28, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.


by Neal Shusterman

In a future world where unwanted teens are harvested for their body parts, three runaways fight for their lives.

(Available June 30)