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Book Events

  • Copies of books and readings for our discussions are available the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

    Adult Winter Reading Club starts December 1

    Earn chances in weekly raffles for gift cards and a Grand Prize drawing
    for a mini iPad for each book you read this winter. You will receive a
    padfolio when you join.

    See reading lists from our theme, Fiction Stars: Award-Winning Novels

    Registration starts December 1 in Reader Services.

    Weekly Raffle: Turn in a log by December 13 for a chance to win a $10 Corner Bakery Gift Card.

  • NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Write In
    Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Civic Room

    Join us for a weekly NaNoWriMo meetup each Sunday in November. Snacks will be provided.

  • Adult Winter Reading Club begins
    Tuesday, December 1, 2015

    Read for the Stars

    Earn chances in weekly raffles for gift cards and a Grand Prize drawing for a mini iPad for each book you read this winter. You will receive a mini padfolio when you join.

    Our theme is Fiction Stars: Award-Winning Novels. Reading lists will be available.

    Register in Readers Services on the 3rd floor.

  • Poetry Discussion
    Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

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

  • Book Discussion: Sons and Lovers
    Monday, December 7, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Isabel Soffer leads a discussion of the classic "Sons and Lovers" by D.H. Lawrence.

    This semi-autobiographical novel explores the emotional conflicts through the protagonist, Paul Morel, and the suffocating relationships with a demanding mother and two very different lovers.

  • Book Lovers: My Wish List
    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Civic Room

    Tracy Gossage leads an evening discussion "My Wish List" by Gregoire Delacourt.

    A woman in a small French town wins the lottery and makes a list of all the things she could buy but wonders how much she wants her life to change.

  • Book Discussion: Nora Webster
    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Benjamin Goluboff leads a discussion of "Nora Webster" by Colm Toibin.

    Struggling with grief and financial hardships after the death of her husband, a widow in rural Ireland eventually finds solace in music.

  • Evening with the Author: Jessie Foley
    Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 7:00pm

    Meet some of today's most talented writers at the library's new series, an Evening with the Author. At each event, authors will read a selection of their work, answer questions, and sign copies of their books. Books will be available to purchase courtesy of the Book Bin.

    Chicagoan Jessie Foley's debut novel, "The Carnival at Bray" was named a Printz honor book by the American Library Association, shortlisted for YALSA's 2015 William C. Morris Award, named a Top Ten Book of 2014 by YALSA, a Best Teen Book of 2014 by Kirkus Reviews, and it was one of Chicago Weekly's Best Books of 2014. It was also the winner of the 2014 Helen Sheehan YA Book Prize.

  • Adult Graphic Novel Discussion Group
    Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 7:00pm

    Meeting at North Shore Comics on Dundee and Landwehr Road

    Whether you're a fan or simply want to learn more about this increasingly popular art form, join us at North Shore Comics after store hours to talk about graphic novels with fellow enthusiasts and newcomers.

    This month, we will discuss Eisner Award winning graphic novels from the categories of Best New Series and Best Ongoing Series. Choose a graphic novel to read from this month's list of suggested titles and meet us at the store to join in the discussion!

    If you would prefer to own a copy of any of the titles we'll discuss, contact North Shore Comics and ask about their special discount for participants.

  • Writing Workshop
    Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Civic 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.

  • Great Books
    Monday, December 21, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Join the newly reorganized monthly Great Books Discussion Group led by educator and scholar Robert Waterbury. Share stimulating discussions in a friendly, welcoming setting.

    The December reading is "Politics" by Aristotle. Copies will be available at the Reader Services desk one month before the discussion.