Book Groups for the Next 30 Days

Criminal Spines Book Club (NBL)

Thursday, December 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, 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

*Reader's Night Out

Monday, December 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 and is limited to 15 participants.
Quigley's Irish Pub, 43 E. Jefferson St.

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Readers Rendezvous Daytime Book Club (NIC)

Tuesday, December 13, 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, Nov. 22 - "We Are Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler
Tuesday, Dec. 13 "For the Benefit of Those Who See" by Rosemary Mahoney
Tuesday, Jan. 17 "The Book of Unknown Americans" by Cristina Henriquez
Tuesday, Feb. 21 "Vinegar Girl" by Anne Tyler

Read Aloud Book Club

Thursday, December 15, 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. Naperville Public Library is reaching out in that tradition with its Read Aloud Book Club for those who wish to enjoy and explore the written word in this historical format. 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, and limited copies will be available at the 95th Street Library's adult services desk. *Program requires advanced registration.

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Great Books Discussion Group (NBL)

Tuesday, December 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." 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, greatbooks.org, or try abebooks.com.
Tuesday, Dec. 20 - "Genesis" Bible
Tuesday, Jan. 17 - "Civilization and Its Discontents" by Sigmund Freud
Tuesday, Feb. 21 - "The Social Contact" by Jean Jacque Rousseau

Read Aloud Book Club

Thursday, December 29, 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. Naperville Public Library is reaching out in that tradition with its Read Aloud Book Club for those who wish to enjoy and explore the written word in this historical format. 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, and limited copies will be available at the 95th Street Library's adult services desk. *Program requires advanced registration.

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