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

April 16, 2018


A Killing at Cotton Hill

by Terry Shames

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The chief of police of Jarrett Creek, Texas, doubles as the town drunk. So when Dora Lee Parjeter is murdered, her old friend and former police chief Samuel Craddock steps in. He discovers that a lot of people had it in for Dora Lee. Will Craddock have what it takes to find the killer?

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

Beginning its 42nd 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 4, 2018



by Colm Toibin

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A young woman leaves her small town in Ireland in the years after World War II to find work in Brooklyn, New York. There she finds love with a charming Italian man, when devastating news from Ireland threatens the promise of her new life.

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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

April 12, 2018

woman in cabin 10

The Woman in Cabin 10

by Ruth Ware

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A travel journalist gets the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. Smooth sailing, until she thinks she sees a woman being thrown overboard. Why won't anyone believe her?

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).