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Book Events

  • Writing Workshop
    Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

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

  • Book Discussion: The Garden of Evening Mists
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 10:00am
    Village Hall, Shermer Study

    Nancy Buehler leads a discussion of "The Garden of Evening Mists" by Tan Twan Eng. Copies of the book are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

    A woman who survived a Japanese internment camp in Malaysia and became a judge looks back on the time after the war when she worked as an apprentice to a Japanese gardener in hopes of creating a memorial garden for her sister who died in the camp.

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

  • Books on Tap: Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night
    Wednesday, April 22, 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 "Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night" by Barbara J. Taylor. Copies of the book are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

    In early 20th century Pennsylvania, a nine-year-old girl is killed in a tragic accident and everyone in the small mining town blames her eight-year-old sister Violet. As her family is torn apart by grief, they'll need to find strength in surprising places.

  • Book Discussion: Call It Sleep
    Monday, May 4, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Isabel Soffer leads a discussion of "Call It Sleep" by Henry Roth. Copies of the book are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

    The story of David Schearl, a "dangerously imaginative" child coming of age in the slums of New York.

  • Poetry Discussion
    Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

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

  • Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl
    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    In conjunction with the current Writers Theatre production, Benjamin Goluboff leads a discussion of the diary that has become an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of human history. Filled with Anne Frank's luminous spirit and her "boundless desire for all that is beautiful and good," it is also the coming-of-age story of a complex, passionate girl amid the chaos of war and religious persecution.

    Copies of the book are available at the Reader Services Desk.

  • Writing Workshop
    Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Civic 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.

  • Illinois Poetry Society Meeting
    Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 1:00pm
    Civic Room

    The Illinois State Poetry Society has a chapter that meets at the library. New members are welcome. Bring ten copies of two of your poems to share.

  • Book Discussion: The Steady Running of the Hour
    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Nancy Buehler leads a discussion of "The Steady Running of the Hour" by Justin Go.

    A young American discovers he may be the heir to the estate of an English World War I officer and alpinist, left unclaimed for nearly 80 years, which launches him on a quest across Europe to uncover the true story of the officer's love affair with the woman who may or may not be his great-grandmother.

  • Bestsellers and Beyond
    Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 1:30pm
    Civic 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.