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Book Events

  • Book Discussion: The Good Lord Bird
    Monday, April 6, 2015 - 10:00am
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Isabel Soffer leads a discussion of the National Book Award winner "The Good Lord Bird" by James McBride. Copies of the book are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

    Mistaken for a girl by abolitionist John Brown, a slave boy maintains a feminine disguise for safety's sake as he joins the movement in the years leading up to the raid on Harper's Ferry.

  • Poetry Discussion
    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 10:00am
    MultiMedia Department

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

  • Book Discussion: The Frozen Rabbi
    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 10:00am
    Village Hall, Shermer Study

    Benjamin Goluboff leads a discussion of "The Frozen Rabbi" by Steve Stern. Copies of the book are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

    Rabbi Eliezer ben Zephyr is inadvertently frozen in 1890 and, after being transported to 21st century Memphis, is accidently thawed by 15-year-old Bernie Karp, who begins to follow the rabbi's teachings with unforeseen consequences.

  • Book Lovers: The Fault in Our Stars
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Tracy Gossage leads an evening discussion of "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green. Copies of the book are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

    Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.

  • Writing Workshop
    Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

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

  • Book Discussion: The Garden of Evening Mists
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 10:00am
    Village Hall, Shermer Study

    Nancy Buehler leads a discussion of "The Garden of Evening Mists" by Tan Twan Eng. Copies of the book are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

    A woman who survived a Japanese internment camp in Malaysia and became a judge looks back on the time after the war when she worked as an apprentice to a Japanese gardener in hopes of creating a memorial garden for her sister who died in the camp.

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

  • Books on Tap: Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night
    Wednesday, April 22, 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 "Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night" by Barbara J. Taylor.

    In early 20th century Pennsylvania, a nine-year-old girl is killed in a tragic accident and everyone in the small mining town blames her eight-year-old sister Violet. As her family is torn apart by grief, they'll need to find strength in surprising places.

  • Book Discussion: Call It Sleep
    Monday, May 4, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Isabel Soffer leads a discussion of "Call It Sleep" by Henry Roth.

    The story of David Schearl, a "dangerously imaginative" child coming of age in the slums of New York.

  • Poetry Discussion
    Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

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

  • Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl
    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    In conjunction with the current Writers Theatre production, Benjamin Goluboff leads a discussion of the diary that has become an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of human history. Filled with Anne Frank's luminous spirit and her "boundless desire for all that is beautiful and good," it is also the coming-of-age story of a complex, passionate girl amid the chaos of war and religious persecution.

    Copies of the book are available at the Reader Services Desk.