Book Discussion Groups


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Stop by our newest adult discussion group called Movies&Books. Watch our selected movie each month, read the book, and return a few weeks later to chat about which was better – the movie or the book! Copies of the book be available at the Adult Reference Desk, and immediately following the movie screening. Feel free to attend the screening, the discussion, or both. No registration is required; however, seating at the movie screening is limited to 125.

Our next selection begins with the screening of The Book Thief (131 minutes, rated PG-13) on Saturday, April 12 at 1 pm, in Meeting Rooms A & B. The discussion of Markus Zusak's The Book Thief, is on Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 pm in Meeting Room A.

Spring 2014 - 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.

David and Goliath

May 14 - David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

The author of The Tipping Point explores why underdogs sometimes triumph despite unlikely odds.

Tuesday evening Tomes– 7:30 p.m.

Me Before You

April 22 - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

When a tragic accident leaves wealthy businessman Will Traynor a quadriplegic, his unlikely caretaker hopes that she can bring back his passion for living.


May 27 - Philomena by Martin Sixsmith

The true story of Michael Hess’ decades-long quest to reconnect with his biological mother Philomena, who, as an unwed Irish Catholic mother, was forced to relinquish three-year-old Michael to the authorities. Now a major motion picture starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. YA Program Room.

Spring 2014 - 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!


May 15 - Missing You by Harlan Coben

NYPD Detective Kat Donovan thinks that she may have a second chance at happiness when she finds her ex-fiance's profile on an online dating site. Instead, she discovers a conspiracy that threatens her very life.

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Spring 2014 - 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.

Trust Your Eyes

May 6 - Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay


Using a website called Whirl360, a schizophrenic spends his time traveling the world without ever leaving his home, memorizing the details of every street in every city. When he sees an image of a woman being murdered in a New York City window, he becomes embroiled in a political conspiracy, in this modern Rear Window-style thriller.

June 3 - Special Event:
Please join Chicago author Michael A. Black, our guest speaker for the evening, as he talks about his writing career and presents “History of the Mystery.” A selection of his books will be available at the Adult Reference Desk prior to his presentation.

*****No discussions in July*****


Before I Go To Sleep

August 5 - Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson


An amnesiac cannot remember her past following a mysterious accident, and desperately tries to uncover the truth about who she is and who she can trust.

Girls Read

Books, Friends, Chocolate! Girls in grade 6-12 are welcome.

Get Graphic

Join us to talk graphic novels, comic books, or manga! -Grades 6-12

Read All About It

Discuss what's new to read for teens. We will bring new books that will be available for checkout. There will also be time for you to share some of your favorite new reads!