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

Books are available at the Adult and Teen Services 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

Art Thief
by Michael Finkel

Tuesday, February 20
9:30 - 11 a.m.

The true story of the world's most prolific art thief--a spellbinding portrait of obsession and flawed genius. Master thief Stéphane Breitwieser carried out more than two hundred heists over nearly ten years--in museums and cathedrals all over Europe--Breitwieser, along with his girlfriend who worked as his lookout, stole more than three hundred objects, until it all fell apart in spectacular fashion.

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by Katharine Etsy

Tuesday, March 19
9:30 - 11 a.m.

Old age is not what it used to be. For the first time, most people in the United States are living into their eighties. The first guide of its kind changes the understanding of old age with an upbeat and emotionally savvy view of the uncharted territory of the last stage of life. With insight and humor, Dr. Katharine Esty describes the series of dramatic and difficult transitions that eightysomethings usually experience and how, despite their losses, they so often find themselves unexpectedly happy.

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The Nature Fix
by Florence Williams

Tuesday, April 16
9:30 - 11 a.m.

Philosophers and artists have long expounded the benefits of activity in the natural world. Williams argues that ample scientific evidence exists to support this view. Her argument is based on volumes of scholarly research along with personal antidotes and experiences in America, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Finland, and Scotland.

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Pages and Pints

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

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Deacon King Kong
by James McBride

Wednesday, February 7

7 - 8:30 p.m.

In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in south Brooklyn, pulls a .45 from his pocket, and in front of everybody shoots the project's drug dealer at point-blank range. The reasons for this desperate burst of violence and the consequences that spring from it lie at the heart of Deacon King Kong.

Ages 21+

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Bad Cree
by Jessica Johns

Wednesday, March 5 and 6
7 - 8:30 p.m.

Night after night, Mackenzie's dreams return her to a memory from before her sister Sabrina's untimely death- a weekend at the family's lakefront campsite, long obscured by a fog of guilt. But when the waking world starts closing in, too - crows stalk her every move around the city; she gets threatening text messages from someone claiming to be Sabrina - Mackenzie knows this is more than she can handle alone. 

Ages 21+

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Tom Lake
by Ann Patchett

Wednesday, April 2 and 3
7 - 8:30 p.m.

In the spring of 2020, Lara’s three daughters return to the family's orchard in Northern Michigan. While picking cherries, they beg their mother to tell them the story of Peter Duke, a famous actor with whom she shared both a stage and a romance years before at a theater company called Tom Lake. As Lara recalls the past, her daughters examine their own lives and relationship with their mother, and are forced to reconsider the world and everything they thought they knew. 

Ages 21+

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Stellar Reads

explore new worlds and magic in sci-fi/fantasy reads

Sweep of Stars
by Maurice Broaddus

Wednesday, February 14
7 - 8:30 p.m.

The Muungano empire strived and struggled to form a utopia when they split away from old earth. Freeing themselves from the endless wars and oppression of their home planet in order to shape their own futures and create a far-reaching coalition of city-states that stretched from Earth and Mars to Titan.With the wisdom of their ancestors, the leadership of their elders, the power and vision of their scientists and warriors they charted a course to a better future. But the old powers could not allow them to thrive and have now set in motion new plots to destroy all that they've built.In the fire to come they will face down their greatest struggle yet.

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We are Satellites
by Sarah Pinsker

Wednesday, March 13
7 - 8:30 p.m.

In a world where you must get a new brain implant called a Pilot or get left behind, Sophie and her anti-Pilot movement rise up to stop this technology, which pits her against the Pilot’s powerful manufacturer — and the people she loves most.

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This is How You
Lose the Time War
by Amal Eh-Mohtar
and Max Gladstone

Wednesday, April 10
7 - 8:30 p.m.

Two time-traveling agents from warring futures, working their way through the past, begin to exchange letters—and fall in love in this thrilling and romantic book from award-winning authors Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone.

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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

Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m.

Email to Register

Call 630-960-1200 ext. 4274 or visit the Adult and Teen Services desk.