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Book Clubs

We currently offer five adult book clubs to give adults in our community the opportunity to share their feelings and ideas about great books with thought-provoking and lively discussion with other library patrons.

If you have more questions about any of our clubs, or would like to join, reach out to the Director of Adult Services Mike Curtis.

Lunch Bunch Book Club

Anyone can join the Lunch Bunch Book Club when they meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at noon. Many members bring their lunch and enjoy dining with friends as they discuss a variety of books – from best sellers and memoirs to historical fiction and mysteries.

May 10, 2023Not a SoundHeather Gudenkauf
April 12, 2023Shape of MercySusan Meissner

Men’s Book Club

The Men’s Book Club is open to men of all ages and reads diverse and unique fiction and nonfiction books in all genres. Recent reads have included historical fiction, sci-fi/fantasy, history, biography, literary fiction, and even best sellers. Join the men on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7pm for great discussion and a great group of guys.

Apr 20, 2023The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of JournalismDoris Kearns Goodwin
May 18, 2023HorseGeraldine Brooks
June 15, 2023To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876Bret Baier

Roaming Readers Walking Book Club

Click here for book recommendations from the Roaming Readers.

The Roaming Readers meet twice a month at Hoover Forest Preserve. Unlike a traditional book club, the Roaming Readers do not read a certain book each month – instead, they get out in nature, wander in the woods, enjoy some fresh air, and chat about whatever they’ve been reading lately. The Roamers love to share their favorite authors and books that have gotten them excited recently.

If you’d like to join them, meet the Roaming Readers at Hoover Forest Preserve (11285 W Fox Road in Yorkville) in the gravel parking lot closest to Fox Road (don’t go past the train tracks) at 9am on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month.

Click here to see what the Roaming Readers have recently recommended.

Books & Cooks

This new book club is a book club for readers who love to eat… or is it for eaters who love to read? The Books & Cooks group spends their meeting time sharing food they’ve been inspired to create by the reading that month – then we chow down while discussing the book.

Apr 4, 2023The Hundred Foot JourneyRichard Morais
May 2, 2023Notes From a Young Black ChefKwame Onwuachi
June 6, 2023The Kitchen FrontJennifer Ryan

Horror Book Club

Do you enjoy the spooky, the scary, the creepy, and the eerie? This might be the book club for you. Meeting the fourth Monday of each month at 7;00 pm, the Horror Book Club will delve into the dark, mysterious, and macabre stories from classics like Poe and Shelley, to all-time greats like King and Koontz, to the new masters of horror like Joe Hill and Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Join us for exciting discussions each month.

March 27, 2023BrotherAnia Ahlborn

If you have an idea or suggestion for a new book club, please contact Adult Services Director Mike Curtis.

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