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Mystery Book Club

A mystery book discussion group that meets the third Tuesday of each month at 1:00pm.  Books are provided on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be picked up at the Information Desk on the second floor. Come pick up a copy and start sleuthing today! 

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A Novel Naptime

A Book Club for Parents with Young Children

Do you have young kids and can't seem to find the time to get away for a fulfilling book group? Come join us for A Novel Naptime, our popular materials book group for parents - where kids preschool age and under are welcome! We will meet the third Wednesday of every month at 10:30am. for a discussion. Toys and activities will be available for the kids. Don't worry, we fully expect there to be crying and interruptions while we meet, and that's ok! 

Please register and pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk.

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Pageturners

Popular, Contemporary Book Club

A contemporary fiction and nonfiction book discussion group that meets the first Tuesday of each month at 1:00pm.  Books are provided on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be picked up at the Information Desk on the second floor.  Or find any copy and join us!  

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We want to know what your book club is reading in 2022. Knowing these titles will help us see what's being read in the community and see if they are titles to add to our selection of book club books. Help us help you! Click below to let us know what you're reading.

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The Shimmering State

Special Events

Meet Bestselling Author Nickolas Butler

Library Meeting Rooms, Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Enjoy an evening with bestselling and award-winning author Nickolas Butler as he reads from his newest novel, Godspeed, and talks with us about his work.

Nickolas Butler was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, raised in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and educated at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop. He is the internationally bestselling and prize-winning author of one collection of short stories and four novels. He lives in rural Wisconsin with his wife and their two children.

Books will be available for purchase. Don't miss this night!

For more information about Nickolas and his work, check out his website.


Illinois Libraries Present: A Conversation with Jesmyn Ward

Online Program, Wednesday, October 12, 2022 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for an evening with two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward as she discusses how her literary vision and personal experiences address urgent questions about racism and social injustice.

Ward, hailed as “the new Toni Morrison” by the American Booksellers Association, is the author of fiction, nonfiction, and memoir, including the critically acclaimed novels Sing, Unburied, Sing and Salvage the Bones, and the memoir Men We Reaped. In 2017, she became the first woman and first person of color to win the National Book Award for Fiction twice. A professor of creative writing at Tulane University and contributing editor to Vanity Fair, Ward’s many honors include the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, a MacArthur Genius Grant, and a Strauss Living Award.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

Register for this Zoom webinar here.

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