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

Solito: a Memoir
by Javier Zamora

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

A young poet reflects on his 3,000-mile journey from El Salvador to the United States when he was nine years old, during which he was faced with perilous boat trips, relentless desert treks, pointed guns, arrests and deceptions during two life-altering months alongside a group of strangers who became an unexpected family.

An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us
by Ed Yong

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

The Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times best-selling author of I Contain Multitudes examines how the world of animal senses can help us understand and transform the way we perceive our world.

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Pages and Pints

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

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by Geraldine Brooks

Wednesday, May 3
7 - 8:30 p.m.

A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history: from these strands, a Pulitzer Prize winner braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history.

The Mountain in the Sea
by Ray Nayler

Wednesday, June 7
7 - 8:30 p.m.

Humankind discovers intelligent life in an octopus species with its own language and culture, and sets off a high-stakes global competition to dominate the future. A near-future thriller about the nature of consciousness.

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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.