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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 pickup for Adult Reading Club begins
    Monday, August 25, 2014

    Starting today until Saturday, August 30, summer reading club members who have completed at least one reading log can pick up a gift book in Reader Services while supplies last.

  • Books and Brews
    Wednesday, August 27, 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.

  • Adult Summer Reading Club ends
    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Today is the last day to turn in your reading log(s) for video coupons and a chance in the last raffle. It is also the last day to get a gift book.

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

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

  • Book Discussion: Sister Carrie
    Monday, September 8, 2014 - 10:00am
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Isabel Soffer leads a book discussion of Theodore Dreiser's classic novel "Sister Carrie," about a country girl who moves to the big city where she starts realizing her own American Dream, first as a mistress to men that she perceives as superior, and later becoming a famous actress.

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

  • Book Discussion: King Lear
    Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 10:00am
    Village Hall, Shermer Study

    Benjamin Goluboff leads a discussion of "King Lear," Shakespeare's wrenching story of love, loss, endurance and reconciliation about an aging monarch obscured by the shadows of dementia who resolves to retire and divides his kingdom among his three daughters. The Chicago Shakespeare Theater is performing the play from September 9 to November 9.

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

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

  • Illinois Poetry Society Meeting
    Sunday, September 14, 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.

  • Great Books
    Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:00am
    Youth Services Activity Room

    The September reading is "Moosbrugger" by Robert Musil. Copies are available at the Reader Services desk on the 3rd floor.

  • Book Discussion: Orphan Train
    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:00am
    Village Hall, Shermer Study

    Nancy Buehler leads a discussion of "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline.

    A girl in foster care is assigned to do community service and helps clean out the attic of an elderly woman who was sent west from New York on the Orphan Train as a child after a fire killed her parents.

    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.

  • Bestsellers and Beyond
    Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 1:00pm
    Youth Services Activity 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.