Book Discussion Groups at the Clarendon Hills Public Library

The Clarendon Hills Public Library hosts 4 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.


GAME'S AFOOT MYSTERY BOOK DISCUSSION

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

April 18, 2019

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Killing floor

by Lee Child

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The very first Jack Reacher novel, of which Stephen King said in Entertainment Weekly,   “All [Jack Reacher novels] are ripping yarns, but.... Killing Floor wins awards for Best Corrupt Southern Town in a Summer Novel and Best Exploding Warehouse.” 

Complete List of Upcoming Game's Afoot Mysteries to be Discussed


KAY CARLSON BOOK DISCUSSION

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

Beginning its 43rd 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

April 3, 2019

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My Own Words

by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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A selection of writings and speeches by Justice Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics, including gender equality, the workways of the Supreme Court, on being Jewish, on law and lawyers in opera, and on the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution.

Complete List of Upcoming Kay Carlson Books for Discussion 


THURSDAY NIGHT READERS

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

April 11, 2019

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The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold

by Joyce Lee Malcolm

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A vivid and timely re-examination of one of young America's most complicated figures : the war hero turned infamous traitor, Benedict Arnold.

Complete List of Upcoming Thursday Night Readers Books for Discussion


NOT YOUR PARENTS' BOOK DISCUSSION

Meets the third Thursday of the month every other month at 7:00 p.m.

This book discussion group is open to adults and teens and focuses on reading young adult literature.

What We Are Reading

March 21, 2019

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Boy Nobody

by Allen Zadoff

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Embarking on a latest mission, 16-year-old Boy Nobody, an assassin under the control of a shadowy government organization known as "The Program," considers sabotaging his work when his target reminds him of the normal life he craves.

Complete List of Upcoming Not Your Parents' Books to be Discussed


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).