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.
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.
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.
Meet Maribeth, a harried working mother who’s so busy taking care of her husband and twins, she doesn’t even realize she’s had a heart attack. Surprised to discover that her recuperation seems to be an imposition on those who rely on her, Maribeth does the unthinkable: she packs a bag and leaves. But, as is so often the case, once she gets to where she’s going, she sees her life from a different perspective. Far from the demands of family and career and with the help of liberating new friendships, Maribeth is finally able to own up to secrets she has been keeping from those she loves, and from herself.
To four girls who have nothing, their friendship is everything: they are each other’s confidantes, teachers, and family. The girls are all named Guinevere―Vere, Gwen, Ginny, and Win―and it is the surprise of finding another Guinevere in their midst that first brings them together. They come to The Sisters of the Supreme Adoration convent by different paths, delivered by their families, each with her own complicated, heartbreaking story. The nuns who raise them teach the Guineveres that faith is about waiting: waiting for the mail, for weekly wash day, for a miracle, or for the day they turn eighteen and are allowed to leave the convent. But the Guineveres grow tired of waiting.
Meets First Monday of the Month • 1PM • Community Room East
Indulge your passion for literature with a wide range of literary genres.
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.
It is 1944 in Door County, WI and Charlotte Christiansen has persuaded her husband to use German prisoners of war from a nearby camp to help harvest the family’s cherry orchard for another year of financial survival. Now the men have arrived, and the changes in her town, her family, and herself are far greater than she ever could have imagined, including being attracted to one of the prisoners.
An intruder in the middle of the night leaves Lo Blacklock feeling vulnerable. Trying to shake off her fears, she hopes her big break of covering the maiden voyage of the luxury cruise ship, the Aurora, will help. The first night of the voyage changes everything. What did she really see in the water and who was the woman in the cabin next door?
BOOKit! Exploring Nonfiction
Meets Bimonthly, Fourth Wednesday of the Month • 7 PM • Multipurpose Room
Explore intriguing nonfiction selections with lively group discussion.
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.
A history of the U.S. Post Office traces its origins and leaders and describes its role in every major event in American history, from the Revolutionary War to the dawn of the Internet age.
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.
SUMMER 2018 – June 14: Award Winners: The Left Coast Crime “Lefty” Awards
All Things Spanish
Wednesday, May 16, 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.