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

The Hungry Season: A Journey of War, Love, and Survival
by Lisa Hamilton

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

This unforgettable portrait of resistance, from Laos to California, follows one woman, with wounds inflicted by war and family alike, as she builds a new existence for her and her children by growing Hmong rice, just as her ancestors did, and selling it to those who hunger for the Laos of their memories.

Waiting to Be Arrested at Night: A Uyghur Poet’s Memoir of China’s Genocid
by Tahir Hamut Izgil and Joshua L. Freeman

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

A poet's account of one of the world's most urgent humanitarian crises, and a harrowing tale of a family's escape from genocide.

Fierce Ambition: The Life and Legend of War Correspondent Maggie Higgin
by Jennet Conant

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

A spirited portrait of twentieth-century war correspondent Maggie Higgins and her tenacious fight to the top in a male-dominated profession.

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Pages and Pints

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

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Before I Let Go
by Kennedy Ryan

Tuesday, August 6 and
Wednesday, August 7
7 - 8:30 p.m.

Their love was supposed to last forever. But when life delivered blow after devastating blow, Yasmen and Josiah Wade found that love alone couldn’t solve or save everything.

Ages 21+

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Stellar Reads

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

by Blake Crouch

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

A detective and neuroscientist team up to confront a mysterious force that's causing people to relive past lives, threatening the fabric of time itself.

Among Others
by Jo Walton

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

Startling, unusual, and yet irresistably readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and science fiction, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment.

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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.