Books and Brews Book Club
Adults 21+ are invited join a unique book discussion that will pair a new book with a new beer each month! Meetings will take place in our garden. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.
Tales and Trails Book Club
Wednesday july 7, 8:30 - 9:30 am
Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America by Linda Torado.
A book club for the active reader! Yes, we walk and talk on a trail. A book club that helps with your steps for the day! Dogs and strollers are welcome to join us. Participants should be able to walk about 45 minutes at a slow to moderate pace.
The meeting place is the V.L. Gilman Trail entrance on Galena across from Christ Community Church. Books are available for pick up at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting.
Please be sure to register so we don't leave you behind on the trail!
Please note, for the warmer months of July and August, the book club will meet at 8:30 am, then in September and October, will meet at 10:30am.
Adult Book Discussion
Join us for a book discussion led by patrons! This meeting will take place outdoors in the front garden. If there is inclement weather, the meeting will be held indoors in Meeting Room C. Masks are required indoors.
The book is available for pickup at the circulation desk one month before the meeting.
No registration required. This group is patron-led.
Tuesday July 6, 6:30pm: 100 Days: How Four Events in 1969 Shaped America by Harlan Lebo
Tuesday Aug 3, 6:30pm: Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict
Tuesday Sept 7, 6:30pm: The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan
Tuesday Oct 5, 6:30pm: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Tuesday Nov 2, 6:30pm: The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Book Club Support
Do you have a book club? Did you know the library can help you request copies for your club members to pick up?
Here are the items we will need from you:
- Book Club Meeting Dates
- Titles of Books
- Name of Book Club
- Number of Members
- Material Format Types (regular print, large print, physical audiobook)
- Space Needs - would you like to meet at the Library?
Books can be made available to pick up from the circulation desk at least 3 weeks before your book club meeting. From the time of request, it will take at least 2 weeks for your books to arrive. Therefore, please request your books at least 5 weeks in advance of your next meeting if you would prefer at least 3 weeks to read your book.
Certain popular titles may not be possible for us to get and we will let you know that upon receiving your title requests.
Click here to send us an email. You can also call us at 630-466-4686 and ask to speak with the Adult Department.
Book Club Suggestions
Here are some great websites that will help you select a book for your club.
Reading Group Choices - This website features a category of user-voted "favorites", as well as new spotlight books. Discussion questions are also provided for each book.
Goodreads - This social media platform where you can "friend" other readers, allows you to track your books - which books you would like to read aka your "TBR - To Be Read" shelf, the ones you have read, and the books you are currently reading. It also features forums and user generated reviews and lists. Here are some Goodreads lists that include top rated books for book clubs:
- Book Club Recommendations
- Book Club Picks Books
- Book Club Book Lists
- The Top 40 Book Club Picks - 2019
Lit Lovers - An online community that includes guide for how to start, run, and discuss a book club, as well as lists of recommended books for discussion.