Library Book Clubs

Family Book Clubs | Classics & Contemporary | Mather Readers | Cookbook Book Club | League of Women Voters | Novels @ Night | BYOBook

Family Book Clubs

The Library hosts several book clubs for children to attend with a special adult. Child and adult participants read the chosen selection and then meet with other families to enjoy discussion, snacks, and activities. Clubs include 2nd Grade Book Club, Mother-Daughter Book Club (adult may be of any gender), and Boys and Books. For information about upcoming book club events, view our calendar.

Classics and Contemporary

Second Tuesday of the month in the Small Meeting Room, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Refreshments served.

Tuesday, November 13th, 10:30

The Plot Against America by Philip Roth

In a novel of alternative history, aviation hero and isolationist Charles A. Lindbergh defeats Franklin Roosevelt in the 1940 presidential election, negotiation a cordial accord with Adolf Hitler, accepting his conquest of Europ and anti-Semitic policies, and igniting a storm of fear for Jewish families throughout America.



Tuesday, December 11th, 10:30

A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott

Spellbound by the mysterious Philip Tempest, Rosamond is seduced with promises of love and freedom, then spirited away on Tempest's sumptuous yacht. But she soon finds herself trapped in a web of intrigue, cruelty, and deceit. A story of dark love and passionate obsession that was considered "too sensational" to be published in the author's lifetime.

A Long Fatal Love Chase

Mather Readers

This book group meets at Mather Place, 2801 Old Glenview Road, on the first Wednesday of the month and is open to the public.

Wednesday, November 7th, 7:30

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Through the eyes of sixteen-year-old Griet, the world of 1660s Holland comes dazzlingly alive in this richly imagined portrait of the young woman who inspired one of Vermeer's most celebrated paintings.

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Wednesday, December 5th, 7:30

Washington Square by Henry James

Named for the upscale area of New York in which the novel is set, Washington Square is a classic examination of social class in mid-nineteenth-century New York.


Cookbook Book Club

Registration is required for every attendee; each participant will make or bake a recipe and bring it in to share with the group. Call or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with two choices in mind, otherwise you will be contacted a week prior to the event. Please understand we cannot guarantee allergy-free dishes.






League of Women Voters/WPL Book Group


Wednesday, October 24th, 11:00

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeomo Oluo

Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the "N" word. Perfectly positioned to bridge the gap between people of color and white Americans struggling with race complexities, Oluo answers the questions readers don't dare ask, and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans.

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Wednesday, November 28th, 11:00

One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson

In gripping, enlightening detail Anderson explains how voter suppression works, from photo ID requirements to gerrymandering to poll closures. And with vivid characters, she explores the resistance: the organizing, activism, and court battles to restore the basic right to vote to all Americans as the nation gears up for the 2018 midterm elections.


Novels @ Night

Tuesday, December 4th, 7-8:30 pm; meet at Valley Lodge Tavern, 1141 Central Ave.

Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday

A stunning debut from a rising literary star, Asymmetry is an urgent, important, and truly original work that will captivate any reader while also posing arresting questions about the very nature of fiction itself.



Tuesdays, October 16th and November 20th, noon - 1 pm

Bring a brown bag lunch and your favorite new book titles. Tell us about what you have read lately and discover new titles from your fellow readers.  Library will supply beverages and dessert.

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