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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: Transatlantic
    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    Nancy Buehler leads a discussion of "Transatlantic" by Colum McCann.

    A letter sent on the first transatlantic flight connects the stories of Frederick Douglass's visit to Ireland, the 1998 Good Friday Accord, and a young man killed in the Troubles.

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

    The meeting will be held in the Interactive Classroom (Computer Room) on the second floor of the library.

  • Books and Brews
    Wednesday, October 22, 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.

  • Up For Discussion: The Everything Store
    Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 7:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

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

    Mary Munday leads a discussion of "The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon" by Brad Stone.

    Copies of the book 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.