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Book Events

  • The Adult Winter Reading Club ends Sunday, March 1. Turn in your reading log(s) for a chance in the final raffle. You can also pick up a gift book between Friday, February 27 and Sunday, March 1.

    Weekly raffle: Turn in a reading log by Sunday, March 1 for a chance to win a $15 Panera Bread gift card.

  • Illinois Poetry Society Meeting
    Sunday, March 8, 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: Super Sad True Love Story
    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 10:00am
    Village Hall, Shermer Study

    Benjamin Goluboff leads a discussion of "Super Sad True Love Story" by Gary Shteyngart. Copies of the book are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

    In a near-future dystopian America, a middle-aged man yearns for a reluctant younger woman.

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

  • Book Discussion: The Red Tent
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 10:00am
    Village Hall, Shermer Study

    Nancy Buehler leads a discussion of "The Red Tent" by Anita Diamant. Copies of the book are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

    The biblical story of Dinah, the only daughter of Jacob and Leah, whose intended husband was murdered by her brothers Simon and Levi.

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

  • Writing Workshop
    Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

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

  • Books on Tap: Escape from Camp 14
    Wednesday, March 25, 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 "Escape from Camp 14" by Blaine Harden. Copies of the book are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

    The heartwrenching true story about the only known person born inside a North Korean prison camp to have escaped.

  • Book Discussion: The Good Lord Bird
    Monday, April 6, 2015 - 10:00am
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Isabel Soffer leads a discussion of the National Book Award winner "The Good Lord Bird" by James McBride.

    Mistaken for a girl by abolitionist John Brown, a slave boy maintains a feminine disguise for safety's sake as he joins the movement in the years leading up to the raid on Harper's Ferry.

  • Poetry Discussion
    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 10:00am
    MultiMedia Department

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

  • Book Discussion: The Frozen Rabbi
    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 10:00am
    Village Hall, Shermer Study

    Benjamin Goluboff leads a discussion of "The Frozen Rabbi" by Steve Stern.

    Rabbi Eliezer ben Zephyr is inadvertently frozen in 1890 and, after being transported to 21st century Memphis, is accidently thawed by 15-year-old Bernie Karp, who begins to follow the rabbi's teachings with unforeseen consequences.

  • Book Lovers: The Fault in Our Stars
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Tracy Gossage leads an evening discussion of "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green. Copies of the book are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

    Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.

  • Writing Workshop
    Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

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