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Great Books Discussion Group

Nov 27th @ 6:30 PM
Mary Nelson Room

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Great Books Discussion Group

Mon, Nov 27th @ 6:30 PM
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Great Books Discussion Group

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Refreshing Reads

Nov 28th @ 7:30 PM

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Refreshing Reads

Tue, Nov 28th @ 7:30 PM
Presenter: Shannon

The Princess Diarist by Carrie FisherAn intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time?and what developed behind the scenes. Fisher also ponders the joys and insanity of celebrity, and the absurdity of a life spawned by Hollywood royalty. Laugh-out-loud hilarity brimming with candor and introspection.Join us for a lively discussion at the Avenue Flower Shop and Wine Bard, 10632 S. Cicero. No registration necessary. All are welcome!

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Paging Through History

Nov 30th @ 7:00 PM

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Paging Through History

Thu, Nov 30th @ 7:00 PM
Local History
Presenter: Kevin

The Good Nurse: a True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder by Charles GraeberAfter his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history. An incredibly vivid portrait of madness and a penetrating look inside America's medical system.Join us for a discussion of this engrossing book. No registration is required and all are welcome!

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Great Books Discussion Group

Dec 11th @ 6:30 PM
Mary Nelson Room

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Great Books Discussion Group

Mon, Dec 11th @ 6:30 PM
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Great Books Discussion Group

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Friends of the Library Short Story Discussion Group

Dec 13th @ 1:00 PM
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Friends of the Library Short Story Discussion Group

Wed, Dec 13th @ 1:00 PM
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"Rip Van Winkle" by Washington Irving

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Great Books Discussion Group

Jan 8th @ 6:30 PM
Mary Nelson Room

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Great Books Discussion Group

Mon, Jan 8th @ 6:30 PM
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Great Books Discussion Group

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I *Heart* Romance

Jan 8th @ 7:00 PM

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I *Heart* Romance

Mon, Jan 8th @ 7:00 PM
Local History
Presenter: Ang

You Never Can Tell by Kathleen EagleDetermined to write the story of her career, freelance journalist Heathy Reardon tracks down Native American Kole Kills Crow, a former Native American rights activist and prison escapee, who is holed up in a remote cabin in Minnesota, not wishing to re-enter the limelight ? and most definitely not looking for romance. Politics, murder and betrayal are at the heart of this romance and make for a robust story.Even if you think you don't like romance. . . .

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Friends of the Library Short Story Discussion Group

Jan 10th @ 1:00 PM
Mary Nelson Room

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Friends of the Library Short Story Discussion Group

Wed, Jan 10th @ 1:00 PM
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"The Circuit" by Francisco Jiminez

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20|30ish Book Club

Jan 11th @ 7:30 PM

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20|30ish Book Club

Thu, Jan 11th @ 7:30 PM
Presenter: Izabel

Meddling Kids by Edgar CanteroThe surviving members of a forgotten teen detective club and their dog reunite as broken adults to embark on a wacky effort to solve a terrifying cold case that ruined them all and sent the wrong man to prison.Join us for a night out and a great discussion at Homestead Barr, 9306 S. Central Ave.

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Everything Irish

Jan 17th @ 1:30 PM

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Everything Irish

Wed, Jan 17th @ 1:30 PM

The All of It by Jeannette HaienA sleeper hit when first published in 1986, this is a deceptively simple story of sorrow, sin, redemption, happiness, spite, and ultimately compassion ? all in 145 pages! It begins on a rainy morning as Father Declan de Loughry stands fishing in an Irish salmon stream, pondering the recent deathbed confession of one of his parishioners. Kevin Dennehy and his wife, Enda, have been sweetly living a lie for some 50 years, a lie the full extent of which Father Declan learns only when Edna finally confides "the all of it." This group reads both fiction and non-fiction -- but all Irish!

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Mysteries in the Morning

Jan 19th @ 9:30 AM

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Mysteries in the Morning

Fri, Jan 19th @ 9:30 AM
Teen Room
Presenter: Meghan

Faceless Killers by Henning MankellOn a cold night in a remote Swedish farmhouse an elderly farmer is bludgeoned to death, and his wife is left to die with a noose around her neck. And as if this didn?t present enough problems for the Ystad police Inspector Kurt Wallander, the dying woman?s last word is foreign, leaving the police the one tangible clue they have?and in the process, the match that could inflame Sweden?s already smoldering anti-immigrant sentiments. This is the first book in the Kurt Wallander series, the basis for the PBS program starring Kenneth Branagh.Way more to discuss than who done it!

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Great Books Discussion Group

Jan 22nd @ 6:30 PM
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Great Books Discussion Group

Mon, Jan 22nd @ 6:30 PM
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Great Books Discussion Group

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Refreshing Reads

Jan 23rd @ 7:30 PM

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Refreshing Reads

Tue, Jan 23rd @ 7:30 PM
Presenter: Shannon

The Year of Living Danishly by Helen RussellA hip, successful Londoner reluctantly moves to Denmark when her husband is offered his ?dream job,? but once there, she throws herself into exploring and understanding the Danes and why they are considered the happiest people on earth. She takes readers along on a month by month journey as she adjust to her new home. It is inspiring, informative ? and laugh-out-loud funny.Lively discussion in a comfy settingAvenue Flower Shop & Wine Bar, 10632 S. Cicero Ave.

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Friends of the Library Book Discussion Group

Jan 24th @ 1:00 PM

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Friends of the Library Book Discussion Group

Wed, Jan 24th @ 1:00 PM
Mary Nelson Room

"The Summons" - by John GrishamRay Atlee is a professor of law at the University of Virginia. He's forty-three, newly single, and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. He has a younger brother, Forrest, who redefines the notion of a family's black sheep.

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Paging through History

Jan 25th @ 7:00 PM

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Paging through History

Thu, Jan 25th @ 7:00 PM
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Presenter: Kevin

Into Thin Air by Jon KrakauerThis is an epic account of May 1996 hurricane-force storm that hit Mt. Everest during the peak climbing season. Journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer was there, writing an article for Outdoor Magazine, but from the summit, he saw nothing that ?suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down.? He was wrong. The storm claimed five lives and left countless more in guilt-ridden disarray. This is a chilling, horrifying account of the physical and mental cost of such a climb, even under the best of circumstances.Popular and compelling non-fiction

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20|30ISH BOOK CLUB

Feb 8th @ 7:30 PM

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20|30ISH BOOK CLUB

Thu, Feb 8th @ 7:30 PM

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. LockhartOver the course of one summer, a scrawny, geeky girl is transformed into a sophomore with a knock-out figure and an attitude. Her elite boarding school presents a challenge to someone who has feelings of female inferiority, but who is a planner, a schemer, brilliant and cunning. This book has everything: girl power, romance, secret societies, pranks, and Bassett hounds (of course). A subversive, fun and funny romp, but with a message from a modern feminist perspective.Meet at the Homestead Barr, 9306 S. Central Avenue

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Great Books Discussion Group

Feb 12th @ 6:30 PM
Mary Nelson Room

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Great Books Discussion Group

Mon, Feb 12th @ 6:30 PM
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Great Books Discussion Group

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I *Heart* Romance

Feb 12th @ 7:00 PM

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I *Heart* Romance

Mon, Feb 12th @ 7:00 PM
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Presenter: Ang

Going Deep by Anne CalhounAfter weeks on a sold-out tour, singer Cady Ward is coming home for the holidays, but after one too many episodes of fan-craziness, Cady's manager decides that she needs protection. She just wants peace and quiet. Her "protector" is in the midst of a career scandal, and feels the job is a poor use of is skills; but it turns out she really does need protection and he is the perfect man for the job.

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Friends of the Library Short Story Discussion Group

Feb 14th @ 1:00 PM
Mary Nelson Room

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Friends of the Library Short Story Discussion Group

Wed, Feb 14th @ 1:00 PM
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"The Night of the Pomegranate" by Tim Wynne-Jones

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Mysteries in the Morning

Feb 16th @ 9:30 AM

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Mysteries in the Morning

Fri, Feb 16th @ 9:30 AM
Teen Room
Presenter: Meghan

The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin HallVish Puri, a most private investigator, makes a good living running background checks for prospective brides and grooms; but when an honest public litigator is accused of murdering his maidservant, it takes all of Puri?s resources to investigate. With his talented team of highly entertaining undercover operatives, he combines modern techniques with ancient principles of detection. An entertaining look at modern India in all its seething complexity."This month?s mystery will take us to India with private investigator Vish Puri. There are several recent series of mysteries that are set in India, and I wanted to begin one of them. I thought reading about a private investigator would be a change from the police procedurals as well."

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EVERTHING IRISH BOOK CLUB

Feb 21st @ 1:30 PM

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EVERTHING IRISH BOOK CLUB

Wed, Feb 21st @ 1:30 PM
Presenter: Kathy

Secret Scripture by Sebastian BarryRosanna was once one of the most beguiling women in her town. She is now almost 100 years old and has been a resident of a Mental Hospital for many years, although clearly not mentally ill. Her story is told through a journal she keeps and hides under the floor boards. Her doctor also keeps clinical notes. Together, these writings reveal a life blighted by terrible mistreatment and ignorance, and yet marked by love, passion and hope. Details slowly emerge, leading to some surprising revelations. It is also an unforgettable portrait of mid-twentieth- century Ireland

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Great Books Discussion Group

Feb 26th @ 6:30 PM
Mary Nelson Room

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Great Books Discussion Group

Mon, Feb 26th @ 6:30 PM
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Great Books Discussion Group

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Refreshing Reads

Feb 27th @ 7:30 PM

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Refreshing Reads

Tue, Feb 27th @ 7:30 PM
Presenter: Shannon

The Other Alcott by Elise HooperMost people who have read Little Women would rank Amy March as the least favorite of the sisters. She was the selfish and spoiled little sister, presumably based on Louisa Alcott's little sister May. The reality is that she was a talented, creative and determined young woman, not afraid to resist societal expectations and forge her own way as an independent woman. This is her remarkable story.Avenue Flower Shop and Wine Bar10632 S. Cicero

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Friends of the Library Book Discussion Group

Feb 28th @ 1:00 PM

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Friends of the Library Book Discussion Group

Wed, Feb 28th @ 1:00 PM
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"A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman Ove was a simple man who tried to live the simplest life he possibly could. He worked in a factory for as long as he could remember and was satisfied with his life. But after several events happened, one of them being the death of his wife, Ove decided to end his life.

Created by Evanced Sync on Aug 24th, 2017
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20|30ish Book Club

Mar 8th @ 7:30 PM

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20|30ish Book Club

Thu, Mar 8th @ 7:30 PM
Presenter: Izabel

One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul Essays by a writer for Buzzfeed, who also has thousands of followers on her Twitter account. They are fierce, funny and unapologetic, alternately light-hearted and heavy hitting. Koul uses her sharp wit and blunt humor to confront broader issues from racism, sexism and rape culture to self-image, love and family; but these essays are also very personal, piecing together the story of her life.?Scaachi is hands down one of the funniest writers at Buzzfeed and on Twitter. #relatable!? --IzabelMeet at Homestead Barr, 9306 S. Central

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