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Book Events

  • 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. See our suggested reading lists.

    Weekly raffle: Turn in a reading log by Sunday, February 1 for a chance to win a $10 Corner Bakery gift card.

  • Poetry Discussion
    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 10:00am
    MultiMedia Department

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

  • Book Lovers Discussion: The Storied Life of AJ Fikry
    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Tracy Gossage leads an evening discussion of "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry" by Gabrielle Zevin. Copies of the book are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

    A widowed bookstore owner adopts a baby girl abandoned in his shop and instills in her a love of books.

  • Book Discussion: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 10:00am
    Village Hall, Shermer Study

    Benjamin Goluboff leads a discussion of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" by Ken Kesey. Copies of the book are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

    McMurphy, a criminal who feigns insanity, is admitted to a mental hospital where he challenges the autocratic authority of the head nurse.

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

  • Book Discussion: Samurai's Garden
    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 10:00am
    Village Hall, Shermer Study

    Nancy Buehler leads a discussion of "The Samurai's Garden" by Gail Tsukiyama. Copies of the book are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

    A Chinese man with tuberculosis goes to Japan where a gardener teaches him about life.

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

  • Writing Workshop
    Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

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

  • Books on Tap: The Martian
    Wednesday, February 25, 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.

    Mike Hominick leads a discussion of "The Martian" by Andy Weir. Copies of the book are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

    Accidentally left stranded during a mission to Mars, an astronaut struggles to survive until NASA can come up with a plan to rescue him.

  • Up For Discussion: The Humor Code
    Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Explore a variety of nonfiction selections – biography, history, social issues and others - in this quarterly evening discussion series.

    Vadim Seyfer leads a discussion of "The Humor Code" by Dr. Peter McGraw: Part road-trip comedy and part social science experiment, the book is a "global search for what makes things funny."

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

  • Book Discussion: Lord Jim
    Monday, March 2, 2015 - 10:00am
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Isabel Soffer leads a discussion of the classic "Lord Jim" by Joseph Conrad. Copies of the book are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

  • Poetry Discussion
    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 10:00am
    Youth Services Activity Room

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

  • Illinois Poetry Society Meeting
    Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 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.