Words on Wednesday: One Book, One Oak Park

Wednesday, July 15, 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 the Main Library a month before the discussion. Learn more about all of our One Book, One Oak Park events.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

Words on Wednesday: The Spellman Files

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Isabel "Izzy" Spellman is a private investigator with her family's firm, Spellman Investigations. Part Nancy Drew, part Dirty Harry, Izzy walks an indistinguishable line between Spellman family member and Spellman employee. This is the first novel in a winning and hilarious series featuring the Spellman family in all its lovable chaos.

Copies of the book will be available in the Main Library's Lobby one month before the discussion.

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Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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Words on Wednesday: Story of a Secret State

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

This best-selling memoir gives a full account of the Nazi occupation of Poland by Jan Karski, a young courier in the Polish Underground. This nonfiction book, which reads like a suspense thriller, is an incredible testimony of one man's courage and a country's struggle against Nazi oppression.

Copies of the book will be available in the Main Library's Lobby one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

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.

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Main Library
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.

Learn more about all of our monthly book discussions.

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Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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