In December, the Tuesday morning and evening book discussion groups will have a Joint Book Gathering on Tuesday, December 17, at 7:00pm in the Mahlke Meeting Room upstairs. Come and talk about the best books you’ve enjoyed reading this year. I will share a list of staff favorites from 2013, and refreshments will be provided. No signup needed.
The Crime Readers will meet on Thursday, December 19, at 7:00 pm to discuss S is for Silence by Sue Grafton. This group is co-sponsored by the Indian Prairie Public Library, and meets at Home Run Inn Pizza in Darien.
In January, all three book groups will be meeting. The Crime Readers will meet on Thursday, January 16, at 7:00 pm for a discussion of The Crocodile Bird by Ruth Rendell. For a change, both Tuesday book groups will be reading non-fiction.
The morning book discussion group will met at 10:00 am on Tuesday, January 21 in Group Study Room 2 to talk about City of Scoundrels by Gary Krist.
The subtitle is : the 12 days of disaster that gave birth to modern Chicago, and the setting is summer, 1919, after World War I veterans have returned home, the influenza epidemic is winding down, and a very chaotic two weeks is vividly described, from the first major aviation disaster, a transit strike, a child kidnapping, race riots, and clashes between Chicago’s mayor and the governor. Readalikes include Devil in the White City by Erik Larson and One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson.
The evening book group will meet at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, January 28 in the Mahlke Meeting Room to discuss The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg. Here is my earlier review.
Books will be available at the Adult/Young Adult Reference Desk a month before each discussion.