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Book Events

  • Adult Summer Reading Club

    The Summer Reading Club ends August 31. Turn in your reading logs for chances in the last weekly raffle and a Grand Prize drawing for a mini iPad. During the last week, from August 24 to 31, participants can choose a gift book in Reader Services. 

    See the suggested reading lists for our theme: Books Set in the 50 States.

    Weekly Raffle: Turn in a reading log by Monday, August 31 for a chance to win a $15 Book Bin gift card.

  • 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.

  • Poetry Discussion
    Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

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

  • Book Lovers: Discovery of Witches
    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Civic Room

    Tracy Gossage leads an evening discussion of "A Discovery of Witches" by Deborah Harkness.

    A descendant of one of the Salem witches discovers an enchanted manuscript that is coveted by a variety of supernatural beings.

  • Book Discussion: Saturday
    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Benjamin Goluboff leads a discussion of "Saturday" by Ian McEwan.

    A minor accident threatens to derail the life of a complacent London neurosurgeon.

  • Writing Workshop
    Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Civic 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.

  • Great Books
    Monday, October 19, 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 October reading is "The Virtues" by John Dewey. Copies are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

  • Book Discussion: Invention of Exile
    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Nancy Buehler leads the discussion of "The Invention of Exile" by Vanessa Manko.

    Wrongly accused of attending anarchist gatherings, a Russian immigrant is deported from the United States to Mexico and maintains a daily correspondence with his American wife while struggling to reunite with his family.

  • Bestsellers and Beyond
    Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 1:30pm
    Civic 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.

  • When the Reaper Comes: Mystery Writers Share Their Secrets
    Tuesday, October 27, 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.

    Join authors Lori Rader-Day ("The Black Hour"), Susanna Calkins ("A Murder at Rosamund's Gate"), Jamie Freveletti ("Running from the Devil") and Lynne Raimondo ("Dante's Wood") for a thrilling discussion of mystery novels.