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Book Events

  • Adult Summer Reading Club

    Register in Reader Services and receive a mini tote bag. Earn chances in weekly raffles and a Grand Prize drawing for a mini iPad at the end.

    See the suggested reading lists for our theme: Books Set in the 50 States.

    Weekly Raffle: Turn in a reading log by Sunday, August 9 for a chance to win a $10 Subway gift card.

  • Poetry Discussion
    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

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

  • Book Lovers: Everything I Never Told You
    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Civic Room

    Tracy Gossage leads an evening discussion of "Everything I Never Told You" by Celeste Ng.

    After a 16-year-old girl rows out on a lake and drowns, things fall apart for her Chinese-American father, who wanted her to be popular, and her Caucasian mother, who pressured her to become a doctor, while her siblings deal with their own feelings.

  • Writing Workshop
    Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Civic Room

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

  • Book Discussion: Station Eleven
    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Nancy Buehler leads a discussion of "Station Eleven" by Emily St John Mandel.

    An actor dies onstage as he plays King Lear. Hours later society begins to crumble as a catastrophic flu pandemic sweeps across the land, killing majority of the population.

  • Summer Reading Club Book Pickup begins
    Monday, August 24, 2015

    Adult Summer Reading Club participants who have completed at least one reading log can pick up a gift book the week of August 25 to 31.

  • Books on Tap: How to Build a Girl
    Wednesday, August 26, 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 "How to Build a Girl" by Caitlin Moran.

    After shaming herself on a local TV station, awkward and socially-clueless Johanna Morrigan decides to reinvent herself as Dolly Wilde, a promiscuous, raunchy, hard-drinking music critic. While fame and success come instantaneously, Johanna thinks there still might be something missing from her new persona.

  • Adult Summer Reading Club ends
    Monday, August 31, 2015

    Today is the last day to turn in your reading logs for a chance in the final weekly gift card raffle and the Grand Prize raffle for an iPad mini.

  • Poetry Discussion
    Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

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

  • Book Discussion: The Tempest
    Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Benjamin Goluboff leads a discussion of "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare, which is a current production at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

  • Evening with an Author: Rebecca Makkai
    Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 7:00pm

    Meet some of today's most talented writers at the library's new series, an Evening with an 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.

    Chicago-based author Rebecca Makkai has written two novels: "The Borrower," a Booklist Top Ten Debut, and "The Hundred-Year House," winner of the Chicago Writer's Association Novel of the Year Award. Join us as she reads from her latest work, a short story collection entitled "Music for Wartime."