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.

September 22

Beautiful Ruins book coverBeautiful Ruins

by Jess Walter

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

(Available August 18)

October 20

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

by Robin Sloan

After just a few nights on the job as a web designer at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, Clay realizes the store is even more curious than its name.

(Available September 22)

November 17

Ordinary Grace

by William Kent Krueger

Looking back at a tragic event during his thirteenth year, Frank explores how secrets, adultery, and betrayal shattered his Methodist family and their small 1961 Minnesota community.

(Available October 20)

 

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.

September 5

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore book jacketMr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

by Robin Sloan

After just a few nights on the job as a web designer at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, Clay realizes the store is even more curious than its name. 

Author Robin Sloan will speak to the group via Google Hangout.

(Available August 1)

October 3

Ordinary Grace

by William Kent Krueger

Looking back at a tragic event during his thirteenth year, Frank explores how secrets, adultery, and betrayal shattered his Methodist family and their small 1961 Minnesota community.

(Available September 5)

November 7

The Art Forger

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 October 3)

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

Tea on Tuesday

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

  • August 19
  • September 16
  • October 21
  • November 18
  • December 16

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.

September 16

Second Inaugural Address

by Abraham Lincoln

Letter from Birmingham Jail

by Martin Luther King, Jr.

October 21

Sorrow-Acre

by Isak Dinesen

November 18

Kongi’s Harvest

by Wole Soyinka



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.

September 11

Zealot book jacketZealot: 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)

October 9

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

by Daniel James Brown

Sports fans who love a good "Cinderella story" will cheer this fast-paced, emotionally charged account of the players' and coaches' struggles set against stark depression-era realities.

(Available September 11)

November 13

Division Street: America

by Studs Terkel

This remarkable book, which still astonishes, dismays and exhilarates, is made up of transcripts of conversations the author has had with 70 Chicagoans.

(Available October 9)



 

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.

Tuesday, October 7, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Code Name Verity book coverCode Name Verity

by Elizabeth Wein

In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazioccupied France, and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage.

(Available September 9)

Tuesday, December 2, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Ashfall

by Mike Mullin

16-year old Alex is home alone when the supervolcano under Yellowstone erupts and buries his house under three feet of ash. Now he has to fi nd his family, while civilization collapses around him. (Available November 3 at the Reader Assistance Desk)


Book vs. Movie Discussion

Did you see the movie based on the book? Join us for a lively discussion of the book and the movie.

Gone Girl book coverCopies available at the Reader Assistance Desk. Sign up: 847-358-5881 ext. 132.

Wednesday, October 22, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Gone Girl

by Gillian Flynn

(Available September 24)