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Book Events

  • Join one of our many book discussions listed below. Copies of the books are available at the Reader Services desk on the 3rd floor.

  • Book Discussion: The Flamethrowers
    Monday, November 3, 2014 - 10:00am
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Isabel Soffer leads a discussion of "The Flamethrowers" by Rachel Kushner.

    In the 1970s, a woman comes to New York to pursue her dreams in the SoHo art scene, where she gets involved with an Italian sculptor estranged from his wealthy family and comes in contact with a radical movement in Italy.

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

  • Poetry Discussion
    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 10:00am
    MultiMedia Department

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

  • Illinois Poetry Society Meeting
    Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 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: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 10:00am
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Benjamin Goluboff leads a discussion of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," a memoir by the late great Maya Angelou about growing up black in Arkansas in the 1930s and 40s.

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

    The meeting will be held in the Youth Services Activity Room on the second floor of the library.

  • Writing Workshop
    Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 2:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

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

  • Great Books
    Monday, November 17, 2014 - 10:00am
    Youth Services Activity Room

    The November reading is "Stavrogin's Confession" by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Copies are available at the Reader Services desk.

  • Book Discussion: Americanah
    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 10:00am
    Village Hall, Shermer Study

    Nancy Buehler leads a discussion of "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

    A Nigerian woman emigrates to America where she blogs about race, but later returns to her newly democratic homeland and finds the man she loved as a teenager.

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

  • Books on Tap - Night Film
    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 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 "Night Film" by Marisha Pessl: When the daughter of a cult horror film director is found dead in an abandoned Manhattan warehouse, investigative journalist Scott McGrath, disbelieving the official suicide ruling, probes into the strange circumstances of the young woman's death.

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

  • Adult Winter Reading Club begins
    Monday, December 1, 2014

    Join the Adult Winter Reading Club and earn video coupons and weekly raffle chances for every 5 books you read. Be one of the first to join and receive a campfire mug. Our theme is Foreign Settings. Reading lists will be available at the Reader Services desk and online.

    Register in Readers Services on the 3rd floor.

  • Poetry Discussion
    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 10:00am
    MultiMedia Department

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