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Book Events

  • Join one of our many book discussions listed below. Copies of the books are available at the Reader Services desk on the 3rd floor.

  • Adult Winter Reading Club begins
    Monday, December 1, 2014

    Join the Adult Winter Reading Club and earn video coupons and weekly raffle chances for every 5 books you read. Be one of the first to join and receive a campfire mug. Our theme is Foreign Settings. Reading lists will be available at the Reader Services desk and online.

    Register in Readers Services on the 3rd floor.

  • Poetry Discussion
    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 10:00am
    MultiMedia Department

    Join us for poetry discussions with literary critic Isabel Soffer. No advance reading is required.

  • Book Lovers: The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 7:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Having a hard time finding fellow romance and chick lit lovers? Feel like you have to keep your reading tastes a secret? Come join a book discussion series where we focus on the books we are all reading.

    Tracy Gossage leads a discussion of "The Art of Hearing Heartbeats" by Jan-Philipp Sendker: When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter has any idea where he might be - until they find a love letter he wrote many years before to a Burmese woman who is unknown to them.

    Copies of the book are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

  • Book Discussion: The Ministry of Special Cases
    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 10:00am
    Village Hall, Shermer Study

    Benjamin Goluboff leads a discussion of "The Ministry of Special Cases" by Nathan Englander.

    During Argentina's Dirty War, a Jewish couple try to find out what happened to their son who was arrested though the authorities won't admit it.

    The meeting will be held at the Village Hall in the Shermer Study.

  • Great Books
    Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:00am
    Youth Services Activity Room

    The December reading is selected poetry by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Copies are available at the Reader Services desk.

  • Writing Workshop
    Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 2:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Kathleen Anne Fleming presents a workshop on imitation as flattery. She has led workshops throughout the Midwest and is the author of three mystery novels.

  • Poetry Discussion
    Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 10:00am
    MultiMedia Department

    Join us for poetry discussions with literary critic Isabel Soffer. No advance reading is required.

  • Illinois Poetry Society Meeting
    Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 1:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    The Illinois State Poetry Society has a chapter that meets at the library. New members are welcome. Bring 10-12 copies of two of your poems.

  • Book Discussion: The Sign of the Cross
    Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 10:00am
    Village Hall, Shermer Study

    Benjamin Goluboff leads a discussion of "The Sign of the Cross: Travels in Catholic Europe" by Colm Toibin.

    The meeting will be held at the Village Hall in the Shermer Study.

  • Writing Workshop
    Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Kathleen Anne Fleming presents a workshop on the business of writing. She has led workshops throughout the Midwest and is the author of three mystery novels.