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Book Events

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

    Adult Winter Reading Club starts December 1

    Earn chances in weekly raffles for gift cards and a Grand Prize drawing
    for a mini iPad for each book you read this winter. You will receive a
    padfolio when you join.

    See reading lists from our theme, Fiction Stars: Award-Winning Novels

    Registration starts December 1 in Reader Services.

    Weekly Raffle: Turn in a log by December 13 for a chance to win a $10 Corner Bakery Gift Card.

  • Poetry Discussion
    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

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

  • Illinois Poetry Society Meeting
    Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 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: Little Failure
    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Benjamin Goluboff leads a discussion of "Little Failure" by Gary Shteyngart.

    The award-winning author of "Super Sad True Story" traces his uproarious experiences as a young bullied Jewish-Russian immigrant in Queens, his haphazard college pursuits and his initial forays into a literary career.

  • Writing Workshop
    Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Civic Room

    Kathleen Anne Fleming presents a workshop on writing short stories.

  • Great Books
    Monday, January 18, 2016 - 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 January reading is "Notes from Underground" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Copies will be available at the Reader Services desk one month before the discussion.

  • Book Discussion: A Man Called Ove
    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Nancy Buehler leads a discussion of "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman.

    A grumpy old man who lost his wife and his job decides to end it all, but his attempts are constantly interrupted by his annoying neighbors.

  • Books on Tap: The Good Girl
    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 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.

    Mike Hominick leads a discussion of the bestselling thriller "The Good Girl" by Mary Kubica. The author will be at the library on February 25 as part of our An Evening with the Author series.