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

May 20, 2019

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The Man on the Washing Machine

by Susan Cox

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Theo Bogart is hiding under an assumed name in San Francisco, trying to distance herself from the  headline-grabbing tragedy involving her family in England. She runs a bath and lotion shop with flighty Nicole and works with a group of diverse characters in their close-knit neighborhood. Then a series of bizarre and ever-more-threatening events, culminating in murder, bring the  police into play, and Theo’s false identity and new life seem about to be exposed. 

 

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

June 5, 2019

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Evicted

by Matthew Desmond

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  • A Harvard sociologist examines the under-represented challenge of eviction as a formidable cause of poverty in America, revealing how millions of people are wrongly forced from their homes and reduced to cycles of extreme disadvantage that are reinforced by dysfunctional legal systems.

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

June 13, 2019

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Killers of the Flower Moon

by David Grann

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Presents a true account of the early twentieth-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

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

May 16, 2019

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Eleanor & Park

by Rainbow Rowell

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Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

 

 

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).