Book Discussions

Our book discussions give you a chance to read and discuss books with other passionate book lovers. We provide the book, you provide the insights.

Upcoming Events


Adult Book Discussion--All Systems Red: Online Event on Instagram Live

Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 7:30 pm

This month we'll discuss a winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella.


Community Book Discussion--The Selected Works of Audre Lorde: Online Event

Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 7:00 pm

Skokie United facilitates a discussion on writings by Audre Lorde.


LitLounge--The Five: Online Event

Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 7:30 pm

Debates have long raged about Jack the Ripper's identity, but what about the identities of his victims?


Happily Ever After Romance Discussion--The Heart Principle: Online Event

Thursday, February 10, 2022, 8:00 pm

Are you as big a fan of love and happily ever after like we are?


Talking Books Discussion Group: Just As I Am

Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 1:30 pm

This month we're discussing Cicely Tyson's memoir.


Adult Book Discussion--Get a Life, Chloe Brown: Online Event on Goodreads

Thursday, February 17, 2022, 8:00 pm

This month we're reading a charming and steamy romance by Talia Hibbert.


Adult Book Discussion--Get A Life, Chloe Brown: Online Event on Instagram Live

Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 7:30 pm

This month we're reading a charming and steamy romance by Talia Hibbert.


Pages through History: The Black Cabinet

Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 7:00 pm

We're discussing Jill Watts's account of the New Deal and the trailblazing Black Americans who worked to ensure New Deal programs supported Black people and communities across the United States.


LitLounge--Libertie: Online Event

Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 7:30 pm

Kaitlyn Greenidge's book follows Libertie Sampson as she struggles to define and pursue what freedom means to her.


Talking Books Discussion Group--Carnegie's Maid

Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 1:30 pm

An impoverished Irish immigrant in the industrial 1860s takes a job as a lady's maid in the home of prominent businessman Andrew Carnegie, with whom she falls in love before going missing.


Adult Book Discussion--Women and Other Monsters: Online Event on Goodreads

Thursday, March 24, 2022, 8:00 pm

Library staff moderate conversation of our newest book discussion title. You can join the discussion on Goodreads at any time.


Adult Book Discussion--Women and Other Monsters: Online Event on Instagram Live

Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 7:30 pm

Library staff discuss our newest book discussion title on Instagram Live.


Book Discussion--Diary of a Young Naturalist: Online Event

Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 7:00 pm

This one-of-a-kind memoir by youth climate activist Dara McAnulty blends lyrical descriptions of the the natural world with candid descriptions of a teen dealing with bullying and finding his place.


Talking Books Discussion Group: Possibilities

Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 1:30 pm

Legendary jazz musician and composer Herbie Hancock reflects on his seven decades in music, tracing his early years as a prodigy and work in Miles Davis' quintet to his multi-genre explorations.


LitLounge--Untamed Shore: Online Event

Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 7:30 pm

Silvia Moreno-Garcia's suspenseful crime novel follows a young girl from a poor fishing village as her life intersects with those of three wealthy American visitors.


Adult Book Discussion--Clap When You Land: Online Event on Goodreads

Thursday, April 21, 2022, 8:00 pm

Library staff moderate conversation of our newest book discussion title. You can join the discussion on Goodreads at any time.


Adult Book Discussion--Clap When You Land: Online Event on Instagram Live

Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 7:30 pm

This month we'll discuss a novel in verse that follows the stories of two grieving sisters who were unaware of each other until the sudden death of their father.