Book Groups for the Month of September

Read Aloud Book Club (95th)

Thursday, September 08, 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.

Criminal Spines Book Club (NBL)

Thursday, September 08, 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, Aug. 11 - "Still Life" by Louise Penny
Thursday, Sep. 8 - "Deadline" by John Sandford
Thursday, Oct. 13 - "Dead Wake" by Erik Larson
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."

Reader's Night Out

Monday, September 12, 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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Readers Rendezvous Daytime Book Club (NIC)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 10:30 AM -- Nichols Library
Daytime is a great time to talk about books. Join the Readers Rendezvous Daytime Book Club each month to discuss fiction and non-fiction titles on various topics.
Tuesday, Sept. 20 - "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee
Tuesday, Oct. 18 - "The Talented Mr. Ripley" by Patricia Highsmith
Tuesday, Nov. 22 - "We Are Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler

Great Books Discussion Group (NBL)

Tuesday, September 20, 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, www.greatbooks.org, or try abebooks.com.
Tuesday, Sept. 20 "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad 
Tuesday, Oct. 18 "Conscience" by Immanuel Kant 
Tuesday, Nov. 15 "Alienated Labour" by Karl Marx

Read Aloud Book Club (95th)

Thursday, September 22, 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.

Read Around the World Book Club (95th)

Wednesday, September 28, 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, Sept. 28 "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr 
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