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Book Events

  • Copies of books and readings for our discussions are available the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

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

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

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

  • Illinois Poetry Society Meeting
    Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 1:00pm
    Civic Room

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

  • Book Discussion: The Story Hour
    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Nancy Buehler leads a discussion of "The Story Hour" by Thrity Umrigar. Copies of the book are at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

    Befriending a suicidal Indian woman who is trapped in a loveless marriage to a controlling man, an experienced psychologist finds their relationship warped by conflicting expectations and threatened by the revelation of long-buried secrets.

  • Writing Workshop
    Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Civic 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.

  • Great Books
    Monday, September 21, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Join the newly reorganized monthly Great Books Discussion Group led by educator and scholar Robert Waterbury. Share stimulating discussions in a friendly, welcoming setting.

    The September reading is "The Crito" by Plato. Copies are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

  • Up for Discussion
    Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 1:00pm
    Pollak Room AB

    Panel discussion of Atul Gawande's "Being Mortal" with North Shore Senior Center Caregiver Specialist Heather Resnick and Linda Rockwell of Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter. With audience Q&A to follow.

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

  • Books on Tap: All Our Names
    Wednesday, September 30, 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 "All Our Names" by Dinaw Mengestu. Copies of the book are at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

    An aspiring writer leaves his village to attend university in the Ugandan capital, where he is drawn into insurgency by a charismatic friend but later emigrates to the Midwestern United States and falls in love with his social worker.

  • Evening with the Author: Robert Kurson
    Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Auditorium

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

    Northbrook native Robert Kurson is best known for his 2004 bestselling book, "Shadow Divers," which won the Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction. Kurson's latest book,"Pirate Hunters," was released in June of this year. His award-winning stories have also appeared in "Rolling Stone," "The New York Times Magazine" and other publications.

  • Book Discussion: Absalom Absalom
    Monday, October 5, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Isabel Soffer leads a discussion of the classic "Absalom, Absalom!" by William Faulkner - the story of three families in the South before, during and after the Civil War.