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.

Nora Webster book jacket

September 19

Nora Webster

by Colm Toibin

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.

 

 

 

The Rosie Project book jacket

October 17

The Rosie Project

by Graeme Simsion

Don Tillman sets out to find the perfect wife until he meets Rosie, his polar opposite, and helps her try to find her biological father. Available September 19.

 

 

 

West of Sunset book jacket

November 21

West of Sunset

by Stewart O’Nan

A tale inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last years in Hollywood finds him reflecting on past events at the height of the Jazz Age while falling in love, struggling to hold his family together and penning The Last Tycoon. Available October 17

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.

September 2

The Rosie Project book jacket

The Rosie Project

by Graeme Simsion

Don Tillman sets out to find the perfect wife until he meets Rosie, his polar opposite, and helps her try to find her biological father. Available September 19.

 

 

 

West of Sunset book jacket

October 7

West of Sunset

by Stewart O’Nan

A tale inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last years in Hollywood finds him reflecting on past events at the height of the Jazz Age while falling in love, struggling to hold his family together and penning The Last Tycoon. Available October 17

 

 

 

Station Eleven book jacket

November 4

Station Eleven

by Emily St. John Mandel

This ambitious novel examines the collapse of civilization after a deadly flu wipes out most of the world’s population. Available October 7.

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

September 20

The Man Who Could Work Miracles

by H.G. Wells

 

 

 


Mario and the Magician book jacket

October 18

Mario and the Magician

by Thomas Mann

 

 

 


The Daughters of the Late Colonel book jacket

November 15

The Daughters of the Late Colonel

by Katherine Mansfield

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.

 

 

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

 

 

 

Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter book jacket

October 13

Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter

by Kate Clifford Larson

John F. Kennedy’s sister, Rosemary, was sent to the finest schools in the world and was intellectually disabled—a fact kept secret by the family. Available September 8

 

 

 

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History book jacket

November 10

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

by Elizabeth Kolbert

Scientists identify five major historical extinction events caused by various climatic changes, such as asteroid strikes. According to Kolbert, we are now living in the sixth extinction event, caused by humans. Available October 13.