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.

January 19

The Art Forger: A Novel

by B.A. Shapiro

Art worth over $500 million was stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Claire, a struggling artist, discovers that there's more to this unsolved crime than meets the eye. (Available December 18)

February 16

Love in the Time of Cholera

by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Fermina and Florentino consummate their passion at the beginning of the 20th century after having waited over 50 years.

(Available January 19)

March 16

San Miguel

by T.C. Boyle

The story of two families—one in the 1880s and one in the 1930s—going to San Miguel Island in California in search of self-reliance, freedom, and a new start

(Available February 16)

April 20

After Visiting Friends: A Son’s Story

by Michael Hainey

Michael Hainey’s father was found alone near his car on Chicago’s North Side, dead, of an apparent heart attack. Years later the author investigates the circumstances surrounding the mysterious death.

(Available March 16)

 

Friday Morning Book Discussion

Fridays, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

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

December 5

Love in the Time of Cholera

by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Fermina and Florentino consummate their passion at the beginning of the 20th century after having waited over 50 years.

(Available November 7

January 2

Book Share

Recommend books that you have enjoyed.

February 6

San Miguel

by T.C. Boyle

The story of two families—one in the 1880s and one in the 1930s—going to San Miguel Island in California in search of self-reliance, freedom, and a new start.

(Available January 2)

March 6

After Visiting Friends: A Son’s Story

by Michael Hainey

Michael Hainey’s father was found alone near his car on Chicago’s North Side, dead, of an apparent heart attack. Years later the author investigates the circumstances surrounding the mysterious death.

(Available February 6)

April 3

Burial Rites

by Hannah Kent

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

(Available March 6)

Tea on Tuesday

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Tuesdays, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

  • January 20
  • February 17
  • March 17
  • April 21

Join us for a special senior event on the third Tuesday of each month featuring books, sharing, and refreshments. Bring a book you’ve enjoyed - on any topic - and tell us about it!

To sign up call 847-358-5881 for Barb Royce ext. 166 or Gwenyth Udd  ext. 108.


Great Books

Tuesdays

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Great Books Foundation Volume: Politics, Leadership, and Justice book coverWe are reading these selections from the Great Books Foundation Volume: Politics, Leadership, and Justice. Copies are available for $5 at the second floor Reference Desk.

Join our group any time.

For questions, call x166. Sign up.

January 20

Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare

February 17

The Melian Dialogue

by Thucydides

March 17

Poetry

by Lao-tzu

April 21

Longing

by Amos Oz



 

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.

January 8

Unfamiliar Fishes

by Sarah Vowell

An irreverent look at the history of Hawaii and the missionaries, whalers, native population, rogues, and politicians that shaped it.

(Available December 11)

February 12

Enrique's Journey: The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with his Mother

by Sonia Nazario

The journey of a Honduran teen who braved hardship and peril to reunite with his mother after she was forced to leave him behind and seek migratory work in  the United States.

(Available January 8)

March 12

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

by Malala Yousafzai

Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, Malala tells her inspiring story of overcoming great odds and physical hardship in her quest to further girls’ education in Pakistan and around the world.

(Available February 12)

April 9

The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story

by Lily Koppel

As role models and representatives of the space program, NASA demanded perfection of the astronauts’ wives, from their clothing to the meals they served at home.

(Available March 12)



 

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.

Saturday, February 7, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

The Scorpio Races

by Maggie Stiefvater

Returning champ Sean Kendrick struggles to defend his title against Puck Connolly. She's the first girl to compete in the Scorpio Races, an annual event that involves monstrous water horses. (Available December 27)

Held offsite at Christie’s Dairy Delights, 45 N. Bothwell Street.

Tuesday, April 21, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

by Sherman Alexie

Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Reservation to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written.

(Available March 10)

Held at Main Library.