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.
Discover where reading can take you this summer! Sign up for the Adult Summer Reading Program, pick up your passport, and begin logging books and completing activities from a variety of categories for a chance to win an array of prizes. Register online or at the Reader Services Desk throughout the summer reading season.
What exactly is women’s fiction and why is it so popular? Meet authors Stacey Ballis, Sonali Dev, and Dina Silver for a panel discussion of this popular genre and discover the stories behind their exceptional novels. Book sale by Book Bin, Northbrook, and author signing following the program.
Next Chapter Book Club
Call for Participants
Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities read and learn, make friends, and have fun together in a public setting. Trained volunteers facilitate each club meeting. We have filled all volunteer positions, but we are still looking for members. Read more about becoming a member or volunteer.
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.
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.
When she arrives at the Barbizon Hotel in 1952, Darby is homesick and utterly convinced she doesn’t belong. Yet when Darby befriends Esme, a Barbizon maid, she’s introduced to an entirely new side of New York City: seedy downtown jazz clubs where the music is as addictive as the heroin that’s used there, the startling sounds of bebop, and even the possibility of romance. Over 50 years later, the Barbizon’s gone condo and most of its guests are forgotten. But rumors of Darby’s involvement in a deadly skirmish with a hotel maid back in 1952 haunt the halls of the building as surely as the melancholy music that floats from the elderly woman’s rent-controlled apartment. It’s a combination too intoxicating for journalist Rose Lewin, Darby’s upstairs neighbor, to resist.
Meets First Monday of the Month • 1PM • Community Room East
Indulge your passion for literature with a wide range of literary genres.
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?
A multi-generational epic follows the impossible romance between a World War II escapee from the Nazis and a Japanese gardener’s son, whose story is discovered decades later by a care worker who would come to terms with her own past.
BOOKit! Exploring Nonfiction
Meets Bimonthly, Fourth Wednesday of the Month • 7 PM • Multipurpose Room
Explore intriguing nonfiction selections with lively group discussion.
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: email@example.com or call Reader Services at 847-729-7500 x7600.
FALL 2018 – September 13: Medieval Times: Mysteries Set in the Middle Ages WINTER 2018 – December 13: Author Spotlight: Anne Perry
All Things Spanish
No meetings June-August • Resumes September 19
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.