Book Groups for the Month of May

Criminal Spines Book Club (NBL)

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM -- Naper Blvd. Library
Peer into humanity's darker nature via the world of criminals and detectives. This book club will read and discuss mysteries, thrillers, suspense novels and true crime. Plot twists and red herrings are the order of the day, while the level of violence will vary from author to author.
The Whites by Harry Brandt
Sergeant Billy Graves had a bright future with the NYPD as a member of the "Wild Geese" anti-crime unit, until his bullet missed the crook and injured a child instead.  Now Billy is part of Manhattan's Night Watch, whose detectives handle felonies between 1 a.m. and 8 a.m.  However, each of his former partners in the "Wild Geese" have a "white" (as in Melville's great white whale): that one criminal they could never bring to justice.  Then, the whites start dying, and Billy feels compelled to act.

Great Books Discussion Group (NBL)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM -- Naper Blvd. Library
"The Apology" by Plato
Great Books Discussion Group meets the third Tuesday of the month from September through May and discusses readings from "The Great Books Reading and Discussion Program. First Series, Volume 1." Readings with an * indicates an excerpt. Books will be available on a first come, first-served basis at Nichols and Naper Blvd. libraries or can be purchased from The Great Books Foundation website,

Readers Rendezvous,The daytime book club(NIC)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 10:30 AM -- Nichols Library
"Brideshead Revisited" by Evelyn Waugh
 Daytime is a great time to discuss books on various subjects, both fiction and nonfiction.

Read Around the World Book Club(95th)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7:00 PM -- 95th Street Library
"I am Malala" by Malala Yousafzai
The story of a girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban.