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Book Events

  • Adult Summer Reading Club continues

    June 1 to August 30

    • Get a set of coasters
    • Earn video coupons
    • Enter weekly raffles

    Our theme is Summer Shorts: Books under 200 pages.

    Weekly Raffle: Turn in a reading log by July 24 for a chance to win a $15 Trader Joe's gift card!

  • Poetry Discussion
    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 10:00am
    MultiMedia Department

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

  • Book Lovers: Meet Author Rachel Bertsche
    Tuesday, August 12, 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.

    The August book is "MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend": When Rachel Bertsche first moves to Chicago, she realizes that her new life is missing one thing - friends. She goes on 52 friend-dates, one per week for a year, in hopes of meeting her new Best Friend Forever. The author, Rachel Bertsche, will join us for the discussion!

    Registration is required. Come to Reader Services to register and pick up a copy of the book, or call 847-272-2958 and have us set aside a copy for you.

  • Writing Workshop
    Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 2:00pm
    Youth Services Activity 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.

  • Great Books
    Monday, August 18, 2014 - 10:00am
    Youth Services Activity Room

    The August reading is "On Evil, Guilt and Power" by Nietzsche. Copies are available at the Reader Services Desk.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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