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Pizza and Books: Teen Book Club (NIC)

Monday, October 24, 2016 at 6:00 PM -- Nichols Library
Bookworms can discuss books they have recently read, are currently reading or even old-time favorites. Teens will also share book recommendations and talk about books they love to hate. Pizza will be provided to fuel the conversation.

Read Around the World Book Club (95th)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 10:30 AM -- 95th Street Library
Travel the globe with the Read Around the World Book Club. Titles will represent a variety of countries and cultures. 
Wednesday, Oct. 26 "An Unnecessary Woman" by Rabih Alameddine
Wednesday, Nov. 16 "The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared" by Jonas Jonasson
Wednesday, Jan. 25 "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante
Wednesday, Feb. 22 "Circling the Sun" by Paula McLain

Book & Cookie Club (95th)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM -- 95th Street Library
October title is The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.
Come to the library for a child-and-parent book discussion group. The child and parent/adult will read the selected book together and then attend the club's meeting to discuss it with others while enjoying a cookie or two. Each book will be chosen at the preceding meeting and listed on the library's calendar. The library will have multiple copies of each title available for checkout. For children in 3rd through 6th grades. Program is limited to 15 child/parent pairs.

Read Aloud Book Club (95th)

Thursday, November 03, 2016 at 10:00 AM -- 95th Street Library
Reading aloud is a long-standing social tradition. Historically, families often read together as a form of entertainment and factory workers had books read to them as a way to relieve the tedium. The library is reaching out in that tradition to create an adult read aloud book club for those who wish to enjoy and explore the written word in this historical tradition. The book club is open to all adult readers, those who are native speakers and those who are learning. The books will be read at a pace determined by the group. Books include: "The Call of the Wild" by Jack London, "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck, "Animal Farm" by George Orwell and other titles.

Out of this World Book Club (NIC)

Thursday, November 03, 2016 at 7:00 PM -- Nichols Library
Celebrate both science fiction and fantasy with the Out of This World Book Club. Check with Mary Vacula at 630-961-4100, ext. 6301 to discuss particulars.
Thursday, Nov. 3 "The Martian" by Andy Weir
Thursday, Dec. 1 "The Forever War" by Joe Haldeman
Thursday, Jan. 5 "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel
Thursday, Feb. 2 "The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss

Reader's Night Out

Monday, November 07, 2016 at 7:00 PM -- Other
Socialize with other readers at Quigley's Irish Pub in downtown Naperville and share recent reads and favorite titles. Arrive at 6:15 p.m. to purchase dinner, or join the group at 7 p.m. for the discussion only. *Program requires advanced registration.

Quigley's Irish Pub, 43 E. Jefferson St. 

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Criminal Spines Book Club (NBL)

Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM -- Naper Blvd. Library
Peer into humanity's darker nature via the world of criminals and detectives. This book club discusses mysteries, thrillers, suspense novels and true crime. Red herrings swim and plot twists are the order of the day. Since the level of violence will vary from author to author, readers may contact Karen Toonen at 630-961-4100, ext. 2201 to discuss particulars.
Thursday, Nov. 10 - "Child 44" by Tom Rob Smith
Nov 9: 'Child 44' Movie Viewing - Join the Criminal Spines Book Club for a viewing of the film "Child 44," loosely based upon the case of serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, also depicted in "Citizen X."
Thursday, Dec. 8 "I Hunt Killers" by Barry Lyga
Thursday, Jan. 12 "The Other Woman" by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Thursday, Feb. 9 "Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a Devil's Deal" by Dick Lehr & Gerard O'Neill

Great Books Discussion Group (NBL)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM -- Naper Blvd. Library
Join members of the Great Books Discussion Group on the third Tuesday of the month to discuss excerpts and complete works from "The Great Books Reading and Discussion Program, First Series, Volume 1 and Volume 2." The Sept. meeting will discuss the complete work while the Oct. and Nov. meeting will be discussing excerpts. These books are available on a first come, first served basis at both Naper Blvd. Library and Nichols Library. Participants looking to purchase this book, can go to The Great Books Foundation website,, or try
Tuesday, Sept. 20 "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad 
Tuesday, Oct. 18 "Conscience" by Immanuel Kant 
Tuesday, Nov. 15 "Alienated Labour" by Karl Marx