Words on Wednesday: "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind"

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

In "Sapiens," Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical and sometimes devastating breakthroughs of the cognitive, agricultural, and scientific revolutions.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library Second Floor Desk a month before the discussion.

Learn more about all of our monthly book discussions.

Location: 
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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Words on Wednesday: "Nora Webster"

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Colm Toibin's deftly written seventh novel, "Nora Webster," explores of the struggles of a recently widowed mother of four. Nora’s fierce independence and resolve help to carry her and her children past their grief and loss within the suffocating restrictions of a small town where nothing is secret.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library Second Floor Desk a month before the discussion.

Location: 
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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Detection by Daylight: "The Killings at Badger's Drift"

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us at Maze to read and discuss mysteries, mostly detective mysteries, in both series and non-series form. Bring your lunch if you wish. Cookies and coffee served along with great discussions. This month's book is "The Killings at Badger's Drift" by Caroline Graham.

Copies of "The Killings at Badger's Drift" will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion. Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Discuss "What We've Lost Is Nothing" at the Oak Park Regional Housing Center

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join other readers to discuss "What We've Lost Is Nothing," this summer's One Book, One Oak Park selection. The discussion will be held at the Oak Park Regional Housing Center, 1041 South Blvd. Rob Breymaier, the Housing Center's Executive Director, will moderate the book discussion.

Location: 
Offsite
Oak Park Regional Housing Center

One Book, One Oak Park Book Discussion

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us to discuss this summer's One Book, One Oak Park pick: "What We've Lost Is Nothing" by Rachel Louise Snyder.

In this debut novel set in Oak Park, a series of home invasions rocks a local neighborhood into examining hidden prejudices, the power of tolerance, and the evolving relationship between American cities and their suburbs.

Copies of the book will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion. Learn more about all of our One Book, One Oak Park events.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

One Book, One Oak Park Book Discussion

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Join us to discuss this summer's One Book, One Oak Park pick: "What We've Lost Is Nothing" by Rachel Louise Snyder.

In this debut novel set in Oak Park, a series of home invasions rocks a local neighborhood into examining hidden prejudices, the power of tolerance, and the evolving relationship between American cities and their suburbs.

Copies of the book will be available at Dole Branch a month before the discussion. Learn more about all of our One Book, One Oak Park events.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Discuss "What We've Lost Is Nothing" at Val's Halla Records

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join other One Book, One Oak Park readers to discuss "What We've Lost Is Nothing" by Rachel Louise Snyder. This book discussion will be held at Val's Halla Records, 239 Harrison St., a neighborhood favorite and one of the Oak Park locations mentioned in Snyder's book.

In this debut novel set in Oak Park, a series of home invasions rocks a local neighborhood into examining hidden prejudices, the power of tolerance, and the evolving relationship between American cities and their suburbs.

Location: 
Offsite
Val's Halla Records

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