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.

Running the Rift book jacket

April 21

Running the Rift

by Naomi Benaron

A Rwandan runner’s Olympic ambitions collide with his country's political unrest.

(Available March 17)

May 19

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

by Cheryl Strayed

The story of an 1,100 mile solo hike undertaken by a grieving young woman.

(Available April 21)


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.

Beautiful Ruins book jacket

May 2

Beautiful Ruins

by Jess Walter

Hollywood operators and creative washouts collide across five decades and two continents.

(Available April 4)

Tea on Tuesday


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

  • May 20
  • June 17
  • July 15
  • August 19

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


7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Pick up selections at the second floor Reference Desk. Questions, call 847-358-5881 ext. 166. Join our group any time.

May 20

A Real Life

by Alice Munro

Looking Ahead

In September, we will read from Immigrant Voices: 21st Century Stories Anthology. Eighteen stories speak to the concerns and aspirations of those who left their homeland for life in the U.S.


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 8

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World has Never Seen

by Christopher McDougall

This narrative reveals the secrets of the world's greatest distance runners: the Tarahumara Indians of Copper Canyon, Mexico, pitting the tribe against an odd band of super-athletic Americans.Zealot book jacket

(Available April 10)

September 11

Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

by Reza Aslan

Comparing and contrasting the Jesus of the Gospels with the historical figure, Aslan’s fascinating and provocative biography challenges longheld assumptions about the man we know as Jesus of Nazareth.

(Available August 14)


Teen Lit for Adults Book Discussion

Are you young-at-heart and do you love reading Young Adult literature? Enjoy great conversation with like-minded adults in a fun-filled atmosphere. Sign up, 847-358-5881 ext. 132.

Tuesday, June 24, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

The Giver

by Lois Lowry In his new role as the Receiver of Memory, Jonas learns that his community uses drugs to prevent citizens from experiencing “color, pain, or past.” First in a series.

Golden Boy book jacket(Available May 27 at the Reader Assistance Desk)

Tuesday, August 19, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Golden Boy

by Tara Sullivan

A Tanzanian albino teen endures prejudice and is hunted by ruthless poachers who long to sell his body parts to superstitious buyers.

(Available July 22 at

the Reader Assistance Desk)

Book vs. Movie Discussion

See the movie on your own and then join us for a discussion of the book and the movie. Copies available at the Reader Assistance Desk. Sign up: 847-358-5881 ext. 132.

Fault in Our Stars book jacketMonday, June 23, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

The Fault in Our Stars

by John Green

(Available May 27)