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Book Events

  • Book Discussion: Call It Sleep
    Monday, May 4, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Isabel Soffer leads a discussion of "Call It Sleep" by Henry Roth. Copies of the book are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

    The story of David Schearl, a "dangerously imaginative" child coming of age in the slums of New York.

  • Poetry Discussion
    Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

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

  • Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl
    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    In conjunction with the current Writers Theatre production, Benjamin Goluboff leads a discussion of the diary that has become an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of human history. Filled with Anne Frank's luminous spirit and her "boundless desire for all that is beautiful and good," it is also the coming-of-age story of a complex, passionate girl amid the chaos of war and religious persecution.

    Copies of the book are available at the Reader Services Desk.

  • Writing Workshop
    Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Civic Room

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

  • Illinois Poetry Society Meeting
    Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 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: The Steady Running of the Hour
    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Nancy Buehler leads a discussion of "The Steady Running of the Hour" by Justin Go. Copies of the book are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

    A young American discovers he may be the heir to the estate of an English World War I officer and alpinist, left unclaimed for nearly 80 years, which launches him on a quest across Europe to uncover the true story of the officer's love affair with the woman who may or may not be his great-grandmother.

  • Bestsellers and Beyond
    Thursday, May 21, 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.

  • Books on Tap: The Family Fang
    Wednesday, May 27, 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 "The Family Fang" by Kevin Wilson. Copies of the book are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

    Forced to star in their parents' performance art as children, a pair of grown siblings return home after personal crises and learn that one last show is underway.

  • Adult Summer Reading Club begins
    Monday, June 1, 2015

    Join the Adult Summer Reading Club and earn chances in weekly raffles and a Grand Prize drawing at the end. Be one of the first to join and receive a tote bag.

    Our theme is Read Your Way Across the USA - Books Set in the 50 States. Reading lists will be available.

  • Book Discussion: Euphoria
    Monday, June 1, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Isabel Soffer leads a discussion of "Euphoria" by Lily King. Copies of the book are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

    A frustrated and isolated man researching a tribe in New Guinea is on the verge of suicide when he encounters a controversial anthropologist and her jealous husband who are fleeing from cannibals.