Book Groups for the Next 30 Days

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Reader's Night Out (Other)

Monday, April 06, 2015 at 6:15 PM -- Other
Socialize with other readers at Quigley's Irish Pub (43 E. Jefferson St.) in downtown Naperville and share recent reads and favorite titles. Arrive at 6:15pm to purchase dinner, or join the group at 7pm for the discussion only.

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Criminal Spines Book Club (NBL)

Thursday, April 09, 2015 at 7:00 PM -- Naper Boulevard Library
The Map Thief by Michael Blanding. - Once considered a respectable antique map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley spent years doubling as a map thief, until he was finally arrested. Blanding interviewed all the key players in this stranger-than-fiction story, and shares the histories of maps that charted the New World, and how they went from being practical instruments to highly coveted objects.

Constant Readers Evening Book Club(NIC)

Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:00 PM -- Nichols Library
Mr. Churchill's Secretary: A Maggie Hope Mystery by Susan Elia MacNeal. - "Susan Elia MacNeal introduced the remarkable Maggie Hope in her acclaimed debut, Mr. Churchill's Secretary. Now Maggie returns to protect Britain's beloved royals against an international plot--one that could change the course of history.

Readers Rendezvous,The daytime book club(NIC)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 10:30 AM -- Nichols Library
Packing for Mars by Mary Roach - "Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploraiton is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up?

Great Books Discussion Group (NID)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM -- Nichols Library
"The Man Who Would Be King" By Rudyard Kipling - Based on a Rudyard Kipling story and packed with spectacle, humor, excitement and bold twists of fate, John Huston's film of The Man Who Would be King earns its crown as "an epic like no other. One of the screen's great adventure yarns" (Danny Peary, Guide for the Film Fanatic). Sean Connery and Michael Caine -- chins out, shoulders squared and with a sly wink -- star as British Sargeants Danny Dravot and Peachy Carnehan. The Empire was built by men like these two. Now they're out to build their own empire, venturing into remote Kafiristan to become rich as kings-- Container.

Read Around the World Book Discussion(NSL)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM -- 95th Street Library
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga - Balram Halwai is a complicated man. Servant. Philosopher. Entrepreneur. Murderer. Over the course of seven nights, by the scattered light of a preposterous chandelier, Balram tells the terrible and transfixing story of how he came to be a success in life -- having nothing but his own wits to help him along.