Monday Evening Book Discussion

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

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

A Tale for the Time Being book coverSeptember 21

A Tale for the Time Being

by Ruth Ozeki

Two parallel stories of a Japanese teenager and a writer living in Canada are linked in this novel about loneliness and connection.

(Available August 17)

October 19

City of Women

by David Gillham

Hiding her clandestine activities behind the persona of a Nazi soldier's wife during World War II, Sigrid Schröder risks everything to hide a mother and two children who might be her former Jewish lover's family.

(Available September 21)

O Pioneers! book coverNovember 16

O Pioneers!

by Willa Cather

When her father dies, the daughter of Swedish immigrants assumes responsibility for her family and their Nebraska farm.

(Available October 19)

December 21

Book Share

Share some of your favorite books of the past year with other readers.

Friday Morning Book Discussion

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

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

City of Women book coverSeptember 11

City of Women

by David Gillham

Hiding her clandestine activities behind the persona of a Nazi soldier's wife during World War II, Sigrid Schröder risks everything to hide a mother and two children who might be her former Jewish lover's family.

(Available August 17)

October 9

O Pioneers!

by Willa Cather

When her father dies, the daughter of Swedish immigrants assumes responsibility for her family and their Nebraska farm.

(Available September 11)

 A Constellation of Tital Phenomena book coverNovember 6

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

by Anthony Marra

A local doctor protects an 8-year-old girl during the Chechen war with Russia.

(Available October 9)

December 4

Small Blessings

by Martha Woodroof

The inspiring tale of a small-town college professor, a remarkable new woman, and the ten-year-old son he never knew he had.

(Available November 6)

Great Books

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

Copies of Great Conversations 6 are available for $25 at the second floor Reference Desk.

Join the group anytime. For questions, call x166.

Great Conversations 6 book coverSeptember 15

On Tranquility of Mind

by Seneca

October 20

The New Organon

by Francis Bacon

November 17

A Letter Concerning Toleration

by John Locke

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.

book cover - The World's Strongest Librarian by Josh HanagarneSeptember 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)

October 8

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

by Annie Dillard

Join us to discuss this classic Pulitzer Prize winning book of deeply contemplative and beautifully written essays.

(Available September 10)

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes book coverNovember 12

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory

by Caitlin Doughty

In her twenties, Caitlin Doughty took a job at a crematory and turned morbid curiosity into her life’s work. With humor and compassion she examines the usually taboo subjects of death and funeral practices.

(Available October 8)