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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.

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

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

  • Book Discussion: Sister Carrie
    Monday, September 8, 2014 - 10:00am
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Isabel Soffer leads a book discussion of Theodore Dreiser's classic novel "Sister Carrie," about a country girl who moves to the big city where she starts realizing her own American Dream, first as a mistress to men that she perceives as superior, and later becoming a famous actress.

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

  • Book Discussion: King Lear
    Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 10:00am
    Village Hall, Shermer Study

    Benjamin Goluboff leads a discussion of "King Lear," Shakespeare's wrenching story of love, loss, endurance and reconciliation about an aging monarch obscured by the shadows of dementia who resolves to retire and divides his kingdom among his three daughters. The Chicago Shakespeare Theater is performing the play from September 9 to November 9.

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

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

  • Illinois Poetry Society Meeting
    Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 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.

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

    The September reading is "Moosbrugger" by Robert Musil. Copies are available at the Reader Services desk on the 3rd floor.

  • Book Discussion: Orphan Train
    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:00am
    Village Hall, Shermer Study

    Nancy Buehler leads a discussion of "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline.

    A girl in foster care is assigned to do community service and helps clean out the attic of an elderly woman who was sent west from New York on the Orphan Train as a child after a fire killed her parents.

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

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

  • Bestsellers and Beyond
    Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 1:00pm
    Youth Services Activity 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.

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

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

  • Books on Tap - Tell the Wolves I'm Home
    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 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.

    Tracy Gossage leads a discussion of "Tell the Wolves I'm Home" by Carol Rifka Brunt: In 1987, after her beloved uncle dies of AIDS, a girl secretly befriends his grieving boyfriend whom her family blame for infecting him.

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

  • Book Discussion: The Lowland
    Monday, October 6, 2014 - 10:00am
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Isabel Soffer leads a discussion of "The Lowland" by Jhumpa Lahiri.

    While his brother becomes an insurgent in 1960s Calcutta, an Indian man moves to America to do scientific research, but a tragedy forces him to return home.

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