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.

Everything I Never Told You book jacket

May 16

Everything I Never Told You

by Celeste Ng

When the body of the teenage daughter of a Chinese-American couple is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos.

(Available April 18)

A Man Called Ove book jacket

June 20

A Man Called Ove

by Fredrik Backman

A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.

(Available May 16)



Some Luck book jacket

July 18

Some Luck

by Jane Smiley

An epic novel that spans thirty years in the lives of a farm family in Iowa, telling a parallel story of the changes taking place in America from 1920 through the early 1950s.

(Available June 20)

Just Mercy book jacket

August 15

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

by Bryan Stevenson

The true story of a lawyer committed to working for justice for the poor and wrongly convicted.

(Available July 18)

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.

May 6

Nora Webster book jacket

Nora Webster: A Novel

by Colm Tóibín

Struggling with grief and financial hardships after the death of her beloved husband, widow Nora struggles to support her four children and clings to secrecy before finding her voice.

(Available now)

Great Books

Great Conversations 6 book cover



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

We are reading this selection from Great Conversations 6, a collection of poetry, philosophy, short stories, essays, and a play. Copies of Great Conversations 6 are available for $25 at the second floor Reference Desk and will be used through 2017. Join the group anytime. For questions, call x166.

The Man Who Could Work Miracles book jacket

May 17

The Man Who Could Work Miracles

by H.G. Wells

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.

Wave book jacket



May 12

Wave: a Memoir of Life After the Tsunami

by Sonali Deraniyagala

A memoir of the author’s experiences as a survivor of the 2004 tsunami that killed her parents, husband, and two young sons recounts her struggles with grief, survivor’s guilt, and her gradual steps toward healing.

(Available April 14)


Looking Ahead…

Some Desparate Glory book jacket

September 8

Some Desperate Glory: The First World War the Poets Knew

by Max Egremont

100 years ago, with WWI raging, a generation of poets, some of whom never made it home, expressed their anguish and horror at the destruction through their poetry.

(Available August 11)