Book Discussion Groups at the Clarendon Hills Public Library

The Clarendon Hills Public Library hosts 3 distinct book discussion groups on a monthly basis in the adult seating area of the library. New members are always welcome! See descriptions below of when we meet and what we are reading and contact librarian Kathy Strange at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 630-323-8188 for more information.

Books are made available one month before the discussion date for groups hosted here at the library as well as for book discussion groups throughout Clarendon Hills. Books are labeled and shelved behind the library’s front desk.


Meets the third Monday of the month except December at 7:00 p.m.

For nineteen years this group has read all genres of mystery and crime fiction; from cozies and amateur detectives to police procedurals, legal thrillers and classic noir. Discussion titles are chosen on a quarterly basis and suggestions from group members are welcomed. So far the group has never read the same author twice.

What We Are Reading

May 15, 2017

ride a pale horse

Ride a Pale Horse

by Helen MacInnes

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When a beautiful journalist on assignment in Czechoslovakia agrees to help a would-be defector by carrying top secret documents to Washington, she is pulled into a web of terrorism, blackmail and espionage in the highest levels of both superpowers.

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Meets the first Wednesday of the month except January and February at 10:00 a.m.

Beginning its 40th year, this group reads a variety of contemporary and classic fiction as well as nonfiction. Group members take turns facilitating the discussions.

What We Are Reading

May 3, 2017 

invention of wings

The Invention of Wings

by Sue Monk KIdd

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Depicting thirty years in the lives of wealthy Charleston debutante Sarah, who longs to break free from the constraints of her household and pursue a meaningful life; and her slave Handful, who is placed in her charge as a young girl before finding courage and a sense of identity. .. 

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Meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

The group focuses on reading across genres, featuring both contemporary and classic novels, histories and biographies.

What We Are Reading

May 11, 2017

man called ove

A Man Called Ove

by Fredrik Backman

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A grumpy but loveable man finds his lonely world turned on its head when a friendly young family of four moves in right next door.

Complete List of Upcoming Thursday Night Readers Books for Discussion

Information for Book Clubs in the Greater Clarendon Hills Community

We want your book club to be successful and are happy to assist your group with potential book discussion picks, questions that prompt good conversation, and author biographies! Contact us if you need help with any of your book club needs. Speak to us before assigning a particular book to your group, so we may inform you about title availability in various formats, and insure that there are sufficient copies of your title (or suggest alternatives if there are not).  

Writers' Group


Saturdays: February 25, March 25, April 29, & May 27 from 12 noon to 3:45 PM. 

New writers are always welcome at this established group regardless of genre. Come and get advice and encouragement from your fellow wordsmiths.