Library-sponsored discussion groups for every literary interest. Book discussion selections are available at the Reader Services Desk one month prior to meetings. New members always welcome. Just drop in.
Andrea Petersen, Wall St. Journal contributor and author, draws on her personal experience living and thriving with anxiety to bring hope, knowledge, and empowerment to those who also struggle. In partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Cook County North Suburban. Book sale and signing following program.
Do you love to read about history, but prefer it in a fictionalized setting? Meet authors Susanna Calkins and Renee Rosen for a panel discussion of the historical fiction genre. They will also share the stories behind their exceptional novels. Book sale and signing following program.
No Pressure New Parents Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, May 22, 9:30-10:30 AM
For parents & infants. Adults discuss the book and babies get to know each other. Beginning March 1, pick up a copy of this quarter’s title, Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, in Youth or Reader Services. Just drop in.
BookBites: Reading Social
Meets First Thursday of the Month • 7 PM • Hackney’s on Lake (1514 E. Lake Avenue, Glenview)
Co-sponsored by the Niles-Maine District Library. More information.
In her first memoir, Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through a mixture of cartoons, family photos, documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chast’s memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents.
Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is 77 years old and crazy. She is also Elsa’s best, and only, friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother’s stories, in the Land of Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas where nobody needs to be normal. When Elsa’s grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has hurt, Elsa’s greatest adventure begins.
Mitza has always been a little different from other girls. Most twenty-year-olds are wives by now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mitza is smart enough to know that, for her, math is an easier path than marriage. And then fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage.
Meets First Monday of the Month • 1PM • Community Room East
Indulge your passion for literature with a wide range of literary genres.
From the bestselling author of “The Aviator’s Wife” comes an enthralling new novel about Truman Capote’s scandalous, headline-making, and heart-wrenching friendship with Babe Paley and New York’s society Swans of the 1950s. Replete with gossip, scandal, betrayal, and a vibrant cast of real-life supporting characters, readers will be seduced by this startling new look at the infamous society Swans.
In 1980s Atlanta, James Witherspoon is living a double life. He has two families, a public one and a secret one. When the daughters from each family become friends, James’ secrets are revealed and lives are changed forever.
Discovering a horde of treasure after relocating to a decades-shuttered apartment in Paris, continental furniture specialist April Vogt finds a cache of letters and journals by a renowned historical courtesan whose sophisticated life compels April to reevaluate her own.
BOOKit! Exploring Nonfiction
Meets Bimonthly, Fourth Wednesday of the Month • 7 PM • Multipurpose Room
Explore intriguing nonfiction selections with lively group discussion.
Balcombe challenges popular misconceptions to explore the complex lives of the planet’s diverse fish species, drawing on the latest understandings in animal behavior and biology to reveal their self-awareness, elaborate courtship rituals and cooperative intelligence.
Wednesday, May 23:The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
In 1986, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later when he was arrested for stealing food. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of the why and how of his secluded life–as well as the challenges he has faced returning to the world.
Much Ado About Mysteries
Meets Quarterly, Thursday Evenings • 7 PM • Community Room East
Are you mad about mysteries? Join us for a quarterly discussion for mystery fans. To sign up for the group’s email list, receive book lists, meeting reminders, and agendas, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Reader Services at 847-729-7500 x7600.
SPRING 2018 – Thursday, March 8:Irish Eyes Are Dying: Mysteries Set in Ireland SUMMER 2018 – June 14: Award Winners: The Left Coast Crime “Lefty” Awards
All Things Spanish
Wednesdays, 7-8:30 PM • Multi Purpose Room
Native and non-native Spanish speakers are invited to join the fun while practicing language skills and expanding their love for Spanish/Latino culture. Meetings are conducted primarily in Spanish and may include reading a short story, watching a film, and more. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Wednesday, February 21: Current Events
A group reading and discussion of news articles, essays or commentaries from Latin American newspapers. Requires no advance preparation.