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.
Glenview Reads Together
One Community, Many Stories
September 16-October 21
Join the Library’s new community-wide reading program. Engage with your friends, neighbors, co-workers, Library staff, and others by reading the same book, then coming together for special discussions, programs, and events, centered on the immigrant experience. Find out more …
Read along with us. Pick up a copy at the Readers Services Desk between August 13-19 to be entered to win a gift basket.
2018 Summer Reading Program
Summer Reading is over for this year. Many local businesses and organizations support the Library’s Summer Reading Program each year by providing fun incentives for eager readers through the donation of prizes and gifts-in kind. Thank you to the 2018 Summer Reading Program Sponsors.
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.
Looking back at a tragic event that occurred during his thirteenth year, Frank Drum explores how a complicated web of secrets, adultery, and betrayal shattered his Methodist family and their small 1961 Minnesota community.
When Isabel Allende’s daughter, Paula, became gravely ill and fell into a coma, the author began to write the story of her family for her unconscious child. In the telling, bizarre ancestors appear before our eyes; we hear both delightful and bitter childhood memories, amazing anecdotes of youthful years, and the most intimate secrets passed along in whispers.
A collection of stories tell of two sisters: one trades self-respect for a wealthy husband while the other finds in the pages of a book a kindred spirit who changes her life. The janitor at the local school has his faith tested in an encounter with an isolated man he has come to help; a grown daughter longs for mother love even as she comes to accept her mother’s happiness in a foreign country; and the adult Lucy Barton returns to visit her siblings after 17 years of absence.
Meets First Monday of the Month • 1PM • Community Room East
Indulge your passion for literature with a wide range of literary genres.
Chronicles the daring survival story of a cotton plantation slave in Georgia, who, after suffering at the hands of both her owners and fellow slaves, races through the Underground Railroad with a relentless slave-catcher close behind.
Walking away from her loveless marriage and taking a job in a financially devastated town, 63-year-old Britt-Marie uses her fierce organizational skills to become a local soccer coach to a group of lost children, becoming a vital community member along the way. With its wonderful cast of oddball characters and sly sense of humor, this novel is sure to capture readers’ hearts.
BOOKit! Exploring Nonfiction
Meets Bimonthly, Fourth Wednesday of the Month • 7 PM • Multipurpose Room
Explore intriguing nonfiction selections with lively group discussion.
The first memoir published by a survivor of the USS Arizona and perhaps the most extraordinary account ever to emerge from the Pearl Harbor attack: 94-year old Donald Stratton’s moment-by-moment account of survival on December 7, 1941, and his inspiring return to the fight.
Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis — that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside.
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.
FALL 2018 – September 13: Medieval Times: Mysteries Set in the Middle Ages WINTER 2018 – December 13: Author Spotlight: Anne Perry
All Things Spanish
No meeting in August
Wednesdays, September 19 & October 17, 7-8:30 PM (No meeting in November)
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.