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Great Books Discussion Group

Oct 23rd @ 6:30 PM
Mary Nelson Room

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Great Books Discussion Group

Mon, Oct 23rd @ 6:30 PM
Mary Nelson Room

Great Books Discussion Group

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Refreshing Reads

Oct 24th @ 7:30 PM

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Refreshing Reads

Tue, Oct 24th @ 7:30 PM
Presenter: Shannon

In the Woods by Tana FrenchThe first in a series involving the Dublin Murder Squad, this police procedural/psychological thriller follows the murder investigation of a twelve-year-old girl that is eerily similar to an unsolved murder of two young boys 20 years earlier. The location was the same and the only survivor was the detective now assigned to the current case.Join us for a lively discussion at the Avenue Flower Shop and Wine Bar 10632 S. Cicero. No registration needed and all are welcome!

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Friends of the Library Book Discussion Group

Oct 25th @ 1:00 PM

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Friends of the Library Book Discussion Group

Wed, Oct 25th @ 1:00 PM
Mary Nelson Room

"A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax" by Dorothy Gilman A secret agent like no other, Mrs. Pollifax was leading a very full life: Garden Club, karate, yoga--and a little spying now and then. This time the mysterious Mr. Carstairs sent her to Switzerland--to a famous health resort where the world's intelligence agents had gathered.

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Local Author Fair

Nov 5th @ 1:00 PM
Meeting Room Combo (A+B+C)

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Local Author Fair

Sun, Nov 5th @ 1:00 PM
Meeting Room Combo (A+B+C)

Come find your next great read! Stop by to meet and chat with local talented authors, and purchase signed copies of their books. The authors will also participate in panel presentations for aspiring writers. Look for a complete schedule in the fall. All visitors will be entered into a drawing to win a small prize. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Friends of the Library Short Story Discussion Group

Nov 8th @ 1:00 PM
Mary Nelson Room

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Friends of the Library Short Story Discussion Group

Wed, Nov 8th @ 1:00 PM
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"The Caller" by Robert D. San Souci

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20|30ish Book Club

Nov 9th @ 7:30 PM

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20|30ish Book Club

Thu, Nov 9th @ 7:30 PM
Presenter: Izabel

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsSeconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker?s Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor. Thus begins their journey through space in this hilarious satire, filled with barbed wit and comedic dialogue ? from a master storyteller.Join us for a night out and a great discussion at the Homestead Barr, 9306 S. Central at 7:30 P.M. No registration required and all are welcome!

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Great Books Discussion Group

Nov 13th @ 6:30 PM
Mary Nelson Room

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Great Books Discussion Group

Mon, Nov 13th @ 6:30 PM
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Great Books Discussion Group

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I *Heart* Romance!

Nov 13th @ 7:00 PM

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I *Heart* Romance!

Mon, Nov 13th @ 7:00 PM
Local History
Presenter: Ang

All in by Simona AhrnstedtThis passionate love story set in the cutthroat world of big business and venture capital was a bestseller in Sweden. Corporate raider David Hammar is ruthless, notorious, unethical and dangerous. He is out to snare the ultimate corporate prize ? but he needs just one member of the aristocratic owning family on his side to pull it off. He zeroes in on Natalia De la Grip.Join us for the final Romance discussion of the year -- and it's a really good one. Pick up a copy at the Adult Services Desk on the 2nd floor. Everyone is welcome!No registration is required.

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Updated on Jul 13th, 2017

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Everything Irish Books Club

Nov 15th @ 1:30 PM

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Everything Irish Books Club

Wed, Nov 15th @ 1:30 PM
Presenter: Kathy

How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas CahillIn this delightful and illuminating look into a crucial but little-known "hinge" of history, Thomas Cahill takes us to the "island of saints and scholars," the Ireland of St. Patrick and the Book of Kells. Here, monks and scribes laboriously, lovingly, even playfully preserved the West's written treasury during a tumultuous time. When stability returned in Europe, these Irish scholars were instrumental in spreading learning, becoming not only the conservators of civilization, but also the shapers of the medieval mind, putting their unique stamp on Western culture.Gather with us in Study Room 1 (2nd floor) at 1:30 for a discussion of this fascinating book. No registration required and all are welcome!

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Mysteries in the Morning

Nov 17th @ 9:30 AM

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Mysteries in the Morning

Fri, Nov 17th @ 9:30 AM
Teen Room
Presenter: Meghan

Still Life by Louise PennyChief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec is called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montréal. Jane Neal, a long-time resident of Three Pines, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's a tragic hunting accident, but Gamache smells something foul. Charming setting, wonderfully-drawn characters and an engaging sleuth who commands the investigation with power, ingenuity, and charm. If you have never read Louise Penny, this first book in the series is the perfect time to start! Pick up a copy at the Adult Services Desk on the 2nd floor, read it and be charmed by the characters and the setting, and then join us at 9:30 A.M. in the Teen Room for discussion. Everyone is welcome!No registration required.

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Great Books Discussion Group

Nov 27th @ 6:30 PM
Mary Nelson Room

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Great Books Discussion Group

Mon, Nov 27th @ 6:30 PM
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Great Books Discussion Group

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Refreshing Reads

Nov 28th @ 7:30 PM

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Refreshing Reads

Tue, Nov 28th @ 7:30 PM
Presenter: Shannon

The Princess Diarist by Carrie FisherAn intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time?and what developed behind the scenes. Fisher also ponders the joys and insanity of celebrity, and the absurdity of a life spawned by Hollywood royalty. Laugh-out-loud hilarity brimming with candor and introspection.Join us for a lively discussion at the Avenue Flower Shop and Wine Bard, 10632 S. Cicero. No registration necessary. All are welcome!

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Paging Through History

Nov 30th @ 7:00 PM

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Paging Through History

Thu, Nov 30th @ 7:00 PM
Local History
Presenter: Kevin

The Good Nurse: a True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder by Charles GraeberAfter his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history. An incredibly vivid portrait of madness and a penetrating look inside America's medical system.Join us for a discussion of this engrossing book. No registration is required and all are welcome!

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Updated on Jul 11th, 2017

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Great Books Discussion Group

Dec 11th @ 6:30 PM
Mary Nelson Room

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Great Books Discussion Group

Mon, Dec 11th @ 6:30 PM
Mary Nelson Room

Great Books Discussion Group

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Friends of the Library Short Story Discussion Group

Dec 13th @ 1:00 PM
Mary Nelson Room

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Friends of the Library Short Story Discussion Group

Wed, Dec 13th @ 1:00 PM
Mary Nelson Room

"Rip Van Winkle" by Washington Irving

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Great Books Discussion Group

Jan 8th @ 6:30 PM
Mary Nelson Room

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Great Books Discussion Group

Mon, Jan 8th @ 6:30 PM
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Great Books Discussion Group

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I *Heart* Romance

Jan 8th @ 7:00 PM

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I *Heart* Romance

Mon, Jan 8th @ 7:00 PM
Local History
Presenter: Ang

You Never Can Tell by Kathleen EagleDetermined to write the story of her career, freelance journalist Heathy Reardon tracks down Native American Kole Kills Crow, a former Native American rights activist and prison escapee, who is holed up in a remote cabin in Minnesota, not wishing to re-enter the limelight ? and most definitely not looking for romance. Politics, murder and betrayal are at the heart of this romance and make for a robust story.Even if you think you don't like romance. . . .

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Updated on Oct 16th, 2017

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Friends of the Library Short Story Discussion Group

Jan 10th @ 1:00 PM
Mary Nelson Room

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Friends of the Library Short Story Discussion Group

Wed, Jan 10th @ 1:00 PM
Mary Nelson Room

"The Circuit" by Francisco Jiminez

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20|30ish Book Club

Jan 11th @ 7:30 PM

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20|30ish Book Club

Thu, Jan 11th @ 7:30 PM
Presenter: Izabel

Meddling Kids by Edgar CanteroThe surviving members of a forgotten teen detective club and their dog reunite as broken adults to embark on a wacky effort to solve a terrifying cold case that ruined them all and sent the wrong man to prison.Join us for a night out and a great discussion at Homestead Barr, 9306 S. Central Ave.

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Everything Irish

Jan 17th @ 1:30 PM

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Everything Irish

Wed, Jan 17th @ 1:30 PM

The All of It by Jeannette HaienA sleeper hit when first published in 1986, this is a deceptively simple story of sorrow, sin, redemption, happiness, spite, and ultimately compassion ? all in 145 pages! It begins on a rainy morning as Father Declan de Loughry stands fishing in an Irish salmon stream, pondering the recent deathbed confession of one of his parishioners. Kevin Dennehy and his wife, Enda, have been sweetly living a lie for some 50 years, a lie the full extent of which Father Declan learns only when Edna finally confides "the all of it." This group reads both fiction and non-fiction -- but all Irish!

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Mysteries in the Morning

Jan 19th @ 9:30 AM

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Mysteries in the Morning

Fri, Jan 19th @ 9:30 AM
Teen Room
Presenter: Meghan

Faceless Killers by Henning MankellOn a cold night in a remote Swedish farmhouse an elderly farmer is bludgeoned to death, and his wife is left to die with a noose around her neck. And as if this didn?t present enough problems for the Ystad police Inspector Kurt Wallander, the dying woman?s last word is foreign, leaving the police the one tangible clue they have?and in the process, the match that could inflame Sweden?s already smoldering anti-immigrant sentiments. This is the first book in the Kurt Wallander series, the basis for the PBS program starring Kenneth Branagh.Way more to discuss than who done it!

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Updated on Oct 16th, 2017

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Great Books Discussion Group

Jan 22nd @ 6:30 PM
Mary Nelson Room

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Great Books Discussion Group

Mon, Jan 22nd @ 6:30 PM
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Great Books Discussion Group

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Refreshing Reads

Jan 23rd @ 7:30 PM

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Refreshing Reads

Tue, Jan 23rd @ 7:30 PM
Presenter: Shannon

The Year of Living Danishly by Helen RussellA hip, successful Londoner reluctantly moves to Denmark when her husband is offered his ?dream job,? but once there, she throws herself into exploring and understanding the Danes and why they are considered the happiest people on earth. She takes readers along on a month by month journey as she adjust to her new home. It is inspiring, informative ? and laugh-out-loud funny.Lively discussion in a comfy settingAvenue Flower Shop & Wine Bar, 10632 S. Cicero Ave.

Created by Evanced Sync on Oct 8th, 2017
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Friends of the Library Book Discussion Group

Jan 24th @ 1:00 PM

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Friends of the Library Book Discussion Group

Wed, Jan 24th @ 1:00 PM
Mary Nelson Room

"The Summons" - by John GrishamRay Atlee is a professor of law at the University of Virginia. He's forty-three, newly single, and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. He has a younger brother, Forrest, who redefines the notion of a family's black sheep.

Created by Evanced Sync on Aug 24th, 2017
Updated on Sep 28th, 2017

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Paging through History

Jan 25th @ 7:00 PM

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Paging through History

Thu, Jan 25th @ 7:00 PM
Local History
Presenter: Kevin

Into Thin Air by Jon KrakauerThis is an epic account of May 1996 hurricane-force storm that hit Mt. Everest during the peak climbing season. Journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer was there, writing an article for Outdoor Magazine, but from the summit, he saw nothing that ?suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down.? He was wrong. The storm claimed five lives and left countless more in guilt-ridden disarray. This is a chilling, horrifying account of the physical and mental cost of such a climb, even under the best of circumstances.Popular and compelling non-fiction

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