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Book Events

  • Adult Summer Reading Club
    ends August 30

    Turn in your reading logs by August 30 to get your video coupons and a chance in the final raffle. If you have completed at least one log, you can pick up a free gift book starting Monday, August 25.

    Weekly Raffle: Turn in a reading log by August 30 for a chance to win a $10 Leonidas Chocolates gift card!

  • 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.

  • Books and Brews
    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 7:00pm
    Landmark Inn

    Can't stop talking about the book you just read? Yeah, us too. Join us at the Landmark Inn on Shermer to share what you've been reading and hear about other great books over drinks.

  • Up For Discussion: The Everything Store
    Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 7:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Explore a variety of nonfiction selections – biography, history, social issues and others - in this quarterly evening discussion series.

    Mary Munday leads a discussion of "The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon" by Brad Stone.

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