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Book Discussions

June 2018

Books with Buzz

Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory

June 21 7:30pm to 8:45pm

"Spoonbenders spins the tale of a down-on-their-luck family who decides to cash in on their psychic powers. Set in Chicago in the ‘60s and ‘90s, this hilarious yet tender novel supports the Summer Reading Challenge theme of Illinois: A Celebration. Discussion attendees will earn a prize ticket for the Illinois 200 drawing to be held the week beginning August 6."

--Cindy Rauch (Discussion leader)


With the advent of 2018 Books with Buzz our bestselling book discussion group will start meeting on the third Thursday of even-numbered months. Discussion leader Cindy Rauch is excited about the holiday tie-ins this date change will facilitate starting with Valentines Day and ending with the December holiday season. Copies of Books with Buzz selections will be available at the Adult Reference Desk one month before the discussion date. Books with Buzz meets at 7:30 pm in the Young Adult Program Room on the Upper Level.

Tinley Tomes

Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson

June 26 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Through twenty-three connected short stories, the author looks into the lives of the inhabitants of a small town in the American heartland. In a simple and intense style, these psychological portraits of the sensitive and imaginative of Winesburg's population are seen through the eyes of a young reporter-narrator, George Willard. Their stories are about loneliness and alienation, passion and virginity, wealth and poverty, thrift and profligacy, carelessness and abandon.

--NoveList Plus


Tinley Tomes comprises two groups that discuss a variety of fiction and nonfiction books. One group meets at 1:30 pm on the second Wednesday of the month and the other at 7:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday. Selections are available at the Adult Reference Desk in hardcover, large print, and audio formats one month before the discussion date.