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Book Discussions

Join our discussions at any time. All discussions are at the Main Library unless otherwise noted. 

Find upcoming discussions.

Friday Morning Discussion

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Check out a copy at the Reader Assistance Desk a month before we meet. Sign up: 847-358-5881 ext. 132.

Upcoming Titles

  • September 7 - The Last Days of Cafe Leila: A Novel  by Donia Bijan
  • October 5 - Farenheit 451  by Ray Bradbury
  • November 2 - This is How it Always is: A Novel  by Laurie Frankel

Friday Morning, Non-Fiction, and Great Books Discussions are taking a break for the summer and will resume in September.

Monday Evening Discussion

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Check out a copy at the Reader Assistance Desk a month before we meet. Sign up: 847-358-5881 ext. 132.

Upcoming Titles

  • September 17 - News of the World  by Paulette Jiles
  • October 15 - Last Days of Cafe Leila  by Donia Bijan
  • November 19 - Farenheit 451  by Ray Bradbury

Crime Readers

Wednesdays, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Check out a copy at the Reader Assistance Desk a month before we meet. Sign up: 847-358-5881 ext. 132.

Upcoming Titles

  • September 12 - And Then There Were None  by Agatha Christie
  • October 10 - Bluebird, Bluebird  by Attica Locke
  • November 14 - He Said/She Said  by Erin Kelly 

Non-Fiction Discussion

Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Check out a copy at the Reference Desk a month before we meet. Sign up: 847-358-5881 ext. 167.

Upcoming Titles

  • September 13 - Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers  by Mary Roach
  • October 11 - Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City  by Matthew Desmond
  • November 8 - Outliers: The Story of Success  by Malcolm Gladwell

Great Books

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
We are starting a new Anthology! Copies of Imperfect Ideal: Utopian and Dystopian Visions are available for $25 at the second floor Reference Desk. For questions, call 847-358-5881 ext. 166.

Upcoming Readings

September 18

  • The Ones Who Walk  and  Away from Omelas  by Ursula K. Le Guin

October 16

  • A Paradise Built in Hell  (selection) by Rebecca Solnit

November 20

  • The Group Decides!

Book Club in a Bag

Host your own book discussion with Book Club in a Bag. Check out a tote bag filled with books and discussion questions for your next meeting.

Request a bag now.