Book Discussion Groups


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Stop by our newest adult discussion group called Movies&Books. Movies are typically screened the first Saturday of every month at 1:00pm. Copies of the selected book are available ahead of time from the Adult Reference Desk. Our discussion immediately follows the movie screening, to chat about which was better – the movie or the book! Feel free to attend the screening, the discussion, or both. No registration is required; however, seating at the movie screening is limited to 125.

We will show About A Boy (101 minutes, rated PG-13) on Saturday, February 7, in Meeting Rooms A & B. Our discussion of Nick Hornby's About a Boy, follows the movie.

Winter 2014/15 - Tinley Tomes

Tinley Tomes comprises two groups that discuss a variety of fiction & nonfiction books.  One group meets at 1:30 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month and the other at 7:30 pm on the 4th Tuesday. Titles are available at the Adult Reference Desk in hardcover, large print, & audio formats one month before the discussion date. All discussions will be held in Meeting Room A.

Wednesday afternoon Tomes– 1:30 p.m.

The Warden

February 11 - The Warden by Anthony Trollope

The first of the Chronicles of Barsetshire novels, The Warden introduces us to the charming and innocent Reverend Septimus Harding as he negotiates delicate moral dilemmas involving church reform, pastoral funding, and the budding romance between his daughter Eleanor and young Turk John Bold. This exquisite depiction of rural Victorian life is sure to appeal to fans of Jane Austen. YA Program Room.

Tuesday evening Tomes– 7:30 p.m.

China Dolls

February 24 - China Dolls by Lisa See

In 1938, three women from very different backgrounds find themselves competing at the same audition for showgirl roles at the Forbidden City, San Francisco's exclusive "Oriental" nightclub. Although their differences are pronounced, the women grow to depend on each other until a betrayal threatens to change their lives forever.

Winter 2014/15 - Books with Buzz

Are you looking for a forum for discussing bestsellers? Come to Books with Buzz which meets on the third Thursday of every other month at 7:30 pm in Meeting Room A. Each selection will be announced at the preceding discussion. Join the Buzz!

March 19 — The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Two sisters living in a small village in France during World War II become estranged when they disagree about the threat of possible Nazi occupation. Each must find a way forward when faced with life-and-death choices.

Check this book's availability in the catalog.

Winter 2014/15 - Partners in Crime

Partners in Crime is our mystery book discussion group led by Fran Heinemann of Outreach Services. This group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm.


Prisoner of Birth

February 3 - Prisoner of Birth by Jeffrey Archer


After being framed for murder by four of his upper-crust friends, Danny Cartwright is sent to a maximum security prison. While serving his sentence, Danny hatches an intricate scheme to punish the real murderer and clear his name.

Get Real

March 3 - Get Real by Donald Westlake


A reality-show company recruits John Dortmunder and his gang of merry men to pull off a heist in this rollicking crime caper, where the game plan keeps changing and the outcome is anything but certain.

Ellen Crosby

April 7 - Wine Country Mystery Series by Ellen Crosby


This month’s discussion of a variety of the author’s series set in Virginia’s wine country will take place at a local restaurant. Please call Fran at 708.532.0160 x5691 by April 3 for more information and to reserve your space.

Light of the World

May 5 - Light of the World by James Lee Burke


While vacationing in Montana’s Big Sky country, Louisiana Sheriff’s Detective Dave Robicheaux is pitted against a diabolical villain when a series of suspicious events leads him to believe a convicted serial killer is loose on the streets of Montana.