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Book Events

  • 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. See our suggested reading lists.

    Weekly raffle: Turn in a reading log by Sunday, December 21 for a chance to win a $15 AMC Movie Theatres gift card.

  • 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
    Youth Services Activity Room

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

    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.

  • ** CANCELLED** Great Books
    Monday, January 19, 2015 - 10:00am

    Great Books will not meet in January.

  • Book Discussion: Shotgun Lovesongs
    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 10:00am
    Village Hall, Shermer Study

    Nancy Buehler leads a discussion of "Shotgun Lovesongs" by Nickolas Butler. Copies are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

    After growing up together in a small Wisconsin town, three friends leave home to make their way in their respective careers as a rock star, a commodities trader, and a rodeo rider, while one stays behind on the family farm.

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

  • Books on Tap: The Circle
    Wednesday, January 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.

    Tracy Gossage leads a discussion of "The Circle" by Dave Eggers. Copies of the book are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services Desk.

    Hired to work for the world's most powerful Internet company, Mae Holland begins to question her luck as life beyond her job grows distant, a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, and her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public.

  • Poetry Discussion
    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 10:00am
    MultiMedia Department

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

  • Book Lovers Discussion: The Storied Life of AJ Fikry
    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Tracy Gossage leads an evening discussion of "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry" by Gabrielle Zevin. Copies of the book are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

    A widowed bookstore owner adopts a baby girl abandoned in his shop and instills in her a love of books.