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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.

  • 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.

  • Poetry Discussion
    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 10:00am
    MultiMedia Department

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

  • Book Discussion: I Married a Communist
    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 10:00am
    Village Hall, Shermer Study

    Benjamin Goluboff leads a discussion of "I Married a Communist" by Philip Roth.

    The story of the rise and fall of Ira Ringold, a big American roughneck who begins life as a teenage ditch-digger in 1930s Newark, becomes a big-time 1940s radio star, and is destroyed, as both a performer and a man, in the McCarthy witchhunt of the 1950s.

    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.

  • Book Lovers: The Rosie Project
    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 7:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Having a hard time finding fellow romance and chick lit lovers? Feel like you have to keep your reading tastes a secret? Come join a book discussion series where we focus on the books we are all reading.

    Tracy Gossage leads a discussion of "The Rosie Project" by Graeme Simsion. A socially awkward genetics professor creates a lengthy questionnaire with his requirements for the perfect wife, but instead finds Rosie, a fiercely independent barmaid seeking her biological father, who meets none of his criteria.

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

  • Writing Workshop
    Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 2:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

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

  • Great Books
    Monday, October 20, 2014 - 10:00am
    Youth Services Activity Room

    The October reading is "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" by Charles Johnson. Copies are available at the Reader Services desk on the 3rd floor.

  • Book Discussion: Transatlantic
    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    Nancy Buehler leads a discussion of "Transatlantic" by Colum McCann.

    A letter sent on the first transatlantic flight connects the stories of Frederick Douglass's visit to Ireland, the 1998 Good Friday Accord, and a young man killed in the Troubles.

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

    The meeting will be held in the Interactive Classroom (Computer Room) on the second floor of the library.