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Great Books Discussion Group

Sep 25th @ 6:30 PM
Mary Nelson Room

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Great Books Discussion Group

Mon, Sep 25th @ 6:30 PM
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Great Books Discussion Group

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Refreshing Reads

Sep 26th @ 7:30 PM

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Refreshing Reads

Tue, Sep 26th @ 7:30 PM
Presenter: Shannon

Invention of Wings by Sue Monk KiddIn the hands of a master storyteller, the life of an early-nineteenth century abolitionist, suffragette, and independent spirit comes to life. It is inspired by the true story of Sarah Grimke, who was given a slave girl for her eleventh birthday. Told in the first person, the chapters alternate between the two girls? perspectives, following their lives from childhood to middle age. What does it mean to be a sister, a friend, a woman, an outcast, a slave? A fascinating story of their struggles, set amidst a difficult time in American history. Join us for a lively discussion at the Avenue Flower Shop and Wine Bar, 10632 S. Cicero. No registration required and all are welcome!

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Friends of the Library Book Discussion Group

Sep 27th @ 1:00 PM
Mary Nelson Room

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Friends of the Library Book Discussion Group

Wed, Sep 27th @ 1:00 PM
Mary Nelson Room

Friends of the Library Book Discussions

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Friends of the Library Book Discussion Group

Sep 27th @ 1:00 PM
Mary Nelson Room

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Friends of the Library Book Discussion Group

Wed, Sep 27th @ 1:00 PM
Mary Nelson Room

"NYPD Red 3" by James Patterson and Marshall KarpWhen NYPD Red, the elite task force for New York City's most high-profile crimes, takes the case, Detective Zach Jordan and his partner?and ex-girlfriend?Kylie MacDonald have never seen anything so unspeakable. As the investigation continues, Zach and Kylie realize that the closer they get to the truth, the more their own lives are in danger.

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Paging Through History

Sep 28th @ 7:00 PM

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Paging Through History

Thu, Sep 28th @ 7:00 PM
Local History
Presenter: Kevin

What Stands in a Storm by Kim CrossApril 27, 2011 was the climax of a three-day superstorm that unleashed terror from Arkansas to New York. Entire communities were flattened, whole neighborhoods erased. Tornadoes left scars across the land so wide they could be seen from space. But from terrible destruction emerged everyday heroes?neighbors and strangers who rescued each other from hell on earth.Continuing our year-long theme on the 50th anniversary of the Oak Lawn tornado, we have chosen this riveting book that further investigates the power of nature and the power of humanity. Please join us in the Local History Room at 7:00 P.M. to talk about it. Everyone is welcome!No registration required.

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Great Books Discussion Group

Oct 9th @ 6:30 PM
Mary Nelson Room

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Great Books Discussion Group

Mon, Oct 9th @ 6:30 PM
Mary Nelson Room

Great Books Discussion Group

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I *Heart* Romance

Oct 9th @ 7:00 PM

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I *Heart* Romance

Mon, Oct 9th @ 7:00 PM
Local History
Presenter: Ang

Forbidden by Beverly JenkinsRhine is a man of property, a rising local politician, and engaged to be married to a beautiful white socialite. He is also bi-racial. When he comes upon an African-American woman who's been robbed and left to die in the desert outside town, he brings her back to Virginia City and nurses her back to health.Join us for another exciting romance book discussion! All are welcome. No registration is required.

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Friends of the Library Short Story Discussion Group

Oct 11th @ 1:00 PM
Mary Nelson Room

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Friends of the Library Short Story Discussion Group

Wed, Oct 11th @ 1:00 PM
Mary Nelson Room

"The Librarian and the Robbers" by Margaret Mahy

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20|30ish Book Club

Oct 12th @ 7:30 PM

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20|30ish Book Club

Thu, Oct 12th @ 7:30 PM
Presenter: Izabel

Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead by Sara GranAugmenting her brilliant deductive skills with dream analysis, marijuana, and the written work of a mysterious French detective, private investigator Claire DeWitt reluctantly returns to post-Katrina New Orleans to solve the disappearance of an unpopular prosecutor. Brash, hip, dark and funny.Everyone is welcome to join us at the Homestead Barr, 9306 S. Central for what promises to be a great discussion!No registration required.

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Everything Irish Book Club

Oct 18th @ 1:30 PM

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Everything Irish Book Club

Wed, Oct 18th @ 1:30 PM
Presenter: Kathy

Valiant Gentlemen by Sabina MurrayHistorical fiction at its best. In prose that is darkly humorous and alive with detail, this is the story of the friendship between humanitarian and Irish patriot Roger Casement and his closest friend, Herbert Ward. Their journey begins with their adventurous youth in Congo, through four decades and many continents and ultimately leads them on vastly different tracks, one to fight for England and one to fight alongside the Germans to help free Ireland from British rule. Both men are forced to confront notions of love and betrayal in a story that is both tragic and riveting.Join us in Study Room 1 on the 2nd floor at 1:30 for a discussion. Registration is not required and all are welcome!

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20|30ish Book Club

Oct 18th @ 7:30 PM

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20|30ish Book Club

Wed, Oct 18th @ 7:30 PM
Presenter: Izabel

Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead by Sara GranAugmenting her brilliant deductive skills with dream analysis, marijuana, and the written work of a mysterious French detective, private investigator Claire DeWitt reluctantly returns to post-Katrina New Orleans to solve the disappearance of an unpopular prosecutor. Brash, hip, dark and funny.Join us for a night out and a great discussion at the Homestead Barr, 9306 S. Central at 7:30 P.M. No registration required and all are welcome!

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Mysteries in the Morning

Oct 20th @ 9:30 AM

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Mysteries in the Morning

Fri, Oct 20th @ 9:30 AM
Teen Room
Presenter: Meghan

The Lost Book of the Grail by Charlie LovettHe?s a book-loving, fuddy-duddy British academic who?s skeptical about modernity; she?s a tech-savvy Yank who talks too much. Is it possible this unlikely pair of ?Grail buddies? could forge a meeting of minds?and even hearts?while tracking down one of the world?s most revered treasures? Funny, heartwarming and suspenseful.Another month, another great mystery! Pick up a copy at the Adult Services Desk on the 2nd floor and join us for the discussion. No registration is required and all are welcome.

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Great Books Discussion Group

Oct 23rd @ 6:30 PM
Mary Nelson Room

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Great Books Discussion Group

Mon, Oct 23rd @ 6:30 PM
Mary Nelson Room

Great Books Discussion Group

Created by Evanced Sync on Jun 9th, 2017
Updated on May 19th, 2017

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Refreshing Reads

Oct 24th @ 7:30 PM

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Refreshing Reads

Tue, Oct 24th @ 7:30 PM
Presenter: Shannon

In the Woods by Tana FrenchThe first in a series involving the Dublin Murder Squad, this police procedural/psychological thriller follows the murder investigation of a twelve-year-old girl that is eerily similar to an unsolved murder of two young boys 20 years earlier. The location was the same and the only survivor was the detective now assigned to the current case.Join us for a lively discussion at the Avenue Flower Shop and Wine Bar 10632 S. Cicero. No registration needed and all are welcome!

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Updated on Jul 11th, 2017

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Friends of the Library Book Discussion Group

Oct 25th @ 1:00 PM
Mary Nelson Room

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Friends of the Library Book Discussion Group

Wed, Oct 25th @ 1:00 PM
Mary Nelson Room

Friends of the Library Book Discussions

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Friends of the Library Book Discussion Group

Oct 25th @ 1:00 PM
Mary Nelson Room

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Friends of the Library Book Discussion Group

Wed, Oct 25th @ 1:00 PM
Mary Nelson Room

"A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax" by Dorothy Gilman A secret agent like no other, Mrs. Pollifax was leading a very full life: Garden Club, karate, yoga--and a little spying now and then. This time the mysterious Mr. Carstairs sent her to Switzerland--to a famous health resort where the world's intelligence agents had gathered.

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Local Author Fair

Nov 5th @ 1:00 PM
Meeting Room Combo (A+B+C)

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Local Author Fair

Sun, Nov 5th @ 1:00 PM
Meeting Room Combo (A+B+C)

Come find your next great read! Stop by to meet and chat with local talented authors, and purchase signed copies of their books. The authors will also participate in panel presentations for aspiring writers. Look for a complete schedule in the fall. All visitors will be entered into a drawing to win a small prize. Light refreshments will be provided.

Created by Evanced Sync on Jun 9th, 2017
Updated on Jul 27th, 2017

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Friends of the Library Short Story Discussion Group

Nov 8th @ 1:00 PM
Mary Nelson Room

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Friends of the Library Short Story Discussion Group

Wed, Nov 8th @ 1:00 PM
Mary Nelson Room

"The Caller" by Robert D. San Souci

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20|30ish Book Club

Nov 9th @ 7:30 PM

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20|30ish Book Club

Thu, Nov 9th @ 7:30 PM
Presenter: Izabel

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsSeconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker?s Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor. Thus begins their journey through space in this hilarious satire, filled with barbed wit and comedic dialogue ? from a master storyteller.Join us for a night out and a great discussion at the Homestead Barr, 9306 S. Central at 7:30 P.M. No registration required and all are welcome!

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Great Books Discussion Group

Nov 13th @ 6:30 PM
Mary Nelson Room

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Great Books Discussion Group

Mon, Nov 13th @ 6:30 PM
Mary Nelson Room

Great Books Discussion Group

Created by Evanced Sync on Jun 9th, 2017
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I *Heart* Romance!

Nov 13th @ 7:00 PM

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I *Heart* Romance!

Mon, Nov 13th @ 7:00 PM
Local History
Presenter: Ang

All in by Simona AhrnstedtThis passionate love story set in the cutthroat world of big business and venture capital was a bestseller in Sweden. Corporate raider David Hammar is ruthless, notorious, unethical and dangerous. He is out to snare the ultimate corporate prize ? but he needs just one member of the aristocratic owning family on his side to pull it off. He zeroes in on Natalia De la Grip.Join us for the final Romance discussion of the year -- and it's a really good one. Pick up a copy at the Adult Services Desk on the 2nd floor. Everyone is welcome!No registration is required.

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Updated on Jul 13th, 2017

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Everything Irish Books Club

Nov 15th @ 1:30 PM

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Everything Irish Books Club

Wed, Nov 15th @ 1:30 PM
Presenter: Kathy

How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas CahillIn this delightful and illuminating look into a crucial but little-known "hinge" of history, Thomas Cahill takes us to the "island of saints and scholars," the Ireland of St. Patrick and the Book of Kells. Here, monks and scribes laboriously, lovingly, even playfully preserved the West's written treasury during a tumultuous time. When stability returned in Europe, these Irish scholars were instrumental in spreading learning, becoming not only the conservators of civilization, but also the shapers of the medieval mind, putting their unique stamp on Western culture.Gather with us in Study Room 1 (2nd floor) at 1:30 for a discussion of this fascinating book. No registration required and all are welcome!

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Mysteries in the Morning

Nov 17th @ 9:30 AM

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Mysteries in the Morning

Fri, Nov 17th @ 9:30 AM
Teen Room
Presenter: Meghan

Still Life by Louise PennyChief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec is called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montréal. Jane Neal, a long-time resident of Three Pines, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's a tragic hunting accident, but Gamache smells something foul. Charming setting, wonderfully-drawn characters and an engaging sleuth who commands the investigation with power, ingenuity, and charm. If you have never read Louise Penny, this first book in the series is the perfect time to start! Pick up a copy at the Adult Services Desk on the 2nd floor, read it and be charmed by the characters and the setting, and then join us at 9:30 A.M. in the Teen Room for discussion. Everyone is welcome!No registration required.

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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
Mary Nelson Room

Great Books Discussion Group

Created by Evanced Sync on Jun 9th, 2017
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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!

Created by Evanced Sync on Jul 5th, 2017
Updated on Jul 11th, 2017

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