The library has three book discussion series: Real Reads, Pages & Pints, and the Next Chapter Book Club. Patrons will enjoy lively discussion and connecting to community members at each session.

Books are available at the Ask Us Desk one month before the discussion, or any time through our catalog or eLibrary. Didn't finish the book? No problem, everyone is welcome to join in!

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Real Reads

coffee, doughnuts, and true stories you can't put down

Say Nothing: a True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
by Patrick Radden Keefe

Tuesday, October 18
9:30 - 11 a.m.

Jean McConville's abduction was one of the most notorious episodes of the vicious conflict known as The Troubles. Everyone in the neighborhood knew the I.R.A. was responsible. But in a climate of fear and paranoia, no one would speak of it. In 2003, five years after an accord brought an uneasy peace to Northern Ireland, a set of human bones was discovered on a beach. McConville's children knew it was their mother when they were told a blue safety pin was attached to the dress--with so many kids, she had always kept it handy for diapers or ripped clothes.

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Facing the Mountain:
a true story of Japanese American heroes in WWII

by Daniel James Brown

Tuesday, November 15
9:30 - 11 a.m.

Based on extensive interviews with the families of the protagonists as well as deep archival research, it portrays the kaleidoscopic journey of four Japanese-American families and their sons, who volunteered for 442nd Regimental Combat Team and were deployed to France, Germany, and Italy, where they were asked to do the near impossible.

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Pages and Pints

join us at Alter Brewing to discuss fiction titles.
Ages 21+

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West With Giraffes 
by Lynda Rutledge

Wednesday, September 7
7 - 8 p.m.

Inspired by the incredible true story of a twelve-day road trip to deliver Southern California’s first giraffes to the San Diego Zoo, set in Depression-Era U.S. America.

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The Violin Conspiracy
Brendan Slocumb

Wednesday, November 2
7 - 8 p.m.

A mystery about a Black classical musician whose family heirloom violin is stolen on the eve of the most prestigious classical music competition in the world.

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Next Chapter Book Club

literacy program for adults (ages 18+) with intellectual and developmental disabilities

About the Next Chapter Book Club

  • Get together to enjoy books, make friends, and have fun
  • Books will be read together during the meeting
  • All are welcome, regardless of the ability to read
  • Books will be provided to all participants
  • Meet twice a month online, via Zoom

Please plan to attend all sessions in the series. Meetings are Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

  • August 23
  • September 13, 27
  • October 11, 25
  • November 8, 22
  • December 13
Email to Register

Call 630-960-1200 ext. 4274 or visit the 2nd floor Ask Us Desk.