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Book Events

  • Copies of books and readings for our discussions are available the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

  • Book Lovers: Discovery of Witches
    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Civic Room

    Tracy Gossage leads an evening discussion of "A Discovery of Witches" by Deborah Harkness.

    A descendant of one of the Salem witches discovers an enchanted manuscript that is coveted by a variety of supernatural beings.

  • Book Discussion: Saturday
    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Benjamin Goluboff leads a discussion of "Saturday" by Ian McEwan.

    A minor accident threatens to derail the life of a complacent London neurosurgeon.

  • **CANCELLED** Writing Workshop
    Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 2:00pm

    This month's workshop has been cancelled due to a schedule conflict. The next workshop meets November 21.

  • Great Books
    Monday, October 19, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Join the newly reorganized monthly Great Books Discussion Group led by educator and scholar Robert Waterbury. Share stimulating discussions in a friendly, welcoming setting.

    The October reading is "The Virtues" by John Dewey. Copies are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

  • Book Discussion: Invention of Exile
    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Nancy Buehler leads the discussion of "The Invention of Exile" by Vanessa Manko.

    Wrongly accused of attending anarchist gatherings, a Russian immigrant is deported from the United States to Mexico and maintains a daily correspondence with his American wife while struggling to reunite with his family.

  • Adult Graphic Novel Discussion Group
    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 7:00pm

    Meeting at North Shore Comics on Dundee and Landwehr Road

    Whether you're a fan or simply want to learn more about this increasingly popular art form, join us at North Shore Comics after store hours to talk about graphic novels with fellow enthusiasts and newcomers.

    Just in time for Halloween, in October we will discuss the Horror genre. Choose a graphic novel to read from this month's list of suggested titles and meet us at the store to join in the discussion!

    If you would prefer to own a copy of any of the titles we'll discuss, contact North Shore Comics and ask about their special discount for participants.

  • Bestsellers and Beyond
    Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 1:30pm
    Civic Room

    Join Librarian Lori Siegel for reviews of a variety of books that you might add to your reading list or share with your book group.

  • When the Reaper Comes: Mystery Writers Share Their Secrets
    Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 7:00pm

    Meet some of today's most talented writers at the library's new series, an Evening with the Author. At each event, authors will read a selection of their work, answer questions, and sign copies of their books. Books will be available to purchase courtesy of the Book Bin.

    Join authors Lori Rader-Day ("The Black Hour"), Susanna Calkins ("A Murder at Rosamund's Gate"), Jamie Freveletti ("Running from the Devil") and Lynne Raimondo ("Dante's Wood") for a thrilling discussion of mystery novels.

  • Books on Tap: Bird Box
    Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Landmark Inn

    Books on Tap is the library's book club in a pub. Meet in the private room of the Landmark Inn to relax, talk books, and enjoy a tasty beverage and snacks.

    Mike Hominick leads a discussion of "Bird Box" by Josh Malerman.

    Malorie's two children have been taught to stay indoors and to keep their eyes shut. That is because there is something evil out there. But now, if they want to live, they must go outside.

  • NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Kick Off Party
    Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Civic Room

    Come join us as we kick off National Novel Writing Month with food, games, and lots of writing.