Caudill Book Club


First Saturdays of the month at 10:30 a.m.
AGES: 4th through 8th grade

Join Ms. Penny as we read and discuss 2019 Illinois Rebecca Caudill Award nominated books! Donuts and juice will be provided.

October 6 – Booked by Kwame Alexander

November 3 – Moo: A Novel by Sharon Creech

December 1 – Me and Marvin Gardens by A. S. King

January 5 – Paper Things by Jennifer Jacobson

February 2 – Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle

 

Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the Youth Services Desk one month prior to the discussion.

 

Bluestem Book Club


Fourth Saturdays of the month at 10:30 a.m.
AGES: 3rd through 5th grade

Join Ms. Amanda as we read and discuss some of the 2019 Illinois Bluestem Award nominated books! Donuts and juice will be provided.

September 22 – What Was the Great Chicago Fire? by Janet B. Pascal

October 27 – Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh

November 24 – Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park

January 26 – A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord

February 23 – Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan

 

Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the Youth Services Desk one month prior to the discussion.

 

Hot Chocolate Readers Book Club


During these still-chilly months, warm your insides with some hot cocoa and join us as we discuss thought provoking stories of passion, injustice, love, lust, mystery, murder, and more from African-American Authors. This book club meets the first Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

March 5 — A Woman’s Worth by Tracy Price-Thompson
April 2 — Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
May 7 — The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Copies of the books are available at the Library’s Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion.

 

Manga Book Club


Third Mondays of the month at 3:00 p.m.
AGES: 7th through 8th grade

Are you a fan of manga and graphic novels? Join Parish for Manga Book Club, where we’ll watch the first episode of the Manga and discuss the differences between that and the book, and we’ll see if we prefer the Manga or Anime.

September 17 – Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Cards

October 15 –  Tokyo Ghouls

December 17 – RWBY

January 21 – Haiku!!!

February 18 – Made in Abyss

 

Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the Youth Services Desk one month prior to the discussion.

 

Budding Bookworms Book Club


Second Saturdays of the month at 10:30 a.m.
AGES: Kindergarten through 2nd grade

Calling all you curious kids for some fun reading and a craft! Join Miss Diane to explore some books from our non-fiction collection and see how fun true stories can be. We’ll also be enjoying a breakfast treat!

October 13 – Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum by Meghan McCarthy

November – Thank You, Sarah: the Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Halse Anderson

December 8 – Snowflake Bentley by Briggs Martin

January 12 – Imagine That!: How Dr. Seuss Wrote The Cat in the Hat by Judy Sierra

February 9 – When Rosa Parks Went Fishing by Rachel Rulz

 

Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the Youth Services Desk one month prior to the discussion.

 

Cooking the Books


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Grab your apron and join Cooking the Books! For each discussion we pick a selection of cookbooks around one theme. You borrow one of the books, peruse it, select and make a recipe from it, and join us as we all get together to share the finished products, our opinions, and experiences. Cooking the Books meets at 7:00 p.m. on the following evenings:

Thursday, September 13 — What’s for Lunch?

Thursday, November 8 — It’s Pie Season!

Thursday, December 13 — Cookie Exchange

Thursday, March 14 — Where’s the Meat: Vegetarian Recipes

Thursday, May 9 — Salads for Summer

 

Copies of the books are available at the Library’s Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion.

 

Hard-Boiled


Noir, murder, true-crime, and horror! Explore the dark and macabre side of this mortal coil. Killing, carnage, and the creeps—guaranteed! Hard-Boiled meets the last Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

September 26 — Black and White Ball by Loren D. Estleman
October 31 — Little Pretty Things by Lori Raider-Day
November 28 — Noir by Christopher Moore
January 30 — The Changeling by Victor LaValle
February 27 — The Fighter by Michael Farris Smith

 

Book Brunch


Can’t make it to one of our evening book discussion groups? Book Brunch meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m.

September 27 — A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
October 25 — Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
November 29 — Educated by Tara Westover
January 24 — Beneath a Scarlett Sky by Mark Sullivan
February 28 — Killers of the Flower Moon by Davis Grann

 

Thursday Night Book Club


This book discussion meets the first Thursday the month at 7:00 p.m.

September 6 — Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
October 4 — Killers of the Flower Moon by Davis Grann
November 1 — Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
December 6 — Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
February 7 — Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

 

Lit Chicks


Do you like to read young adult fiction? Join our all ages YA book discussion group, Lit Chicks! Lit Chicks meets the third Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

September 17 — The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
October 15 — The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
November 19 — American Street by Lbi Zoboi
December 17 — Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
January 21 — We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
February 18 — Character, Driven by David Lupar