Book Discussions With Lanny Ori

Professional book discussion leader Lanny Ori leads thought-provoking discussions of notable titles. Books are available at the Adult Services reference desk approximately one month prior to the discussion. Use the links below to register for upcoming discussions - the group takes a hiatus in the summer months. Get on the Book Club News e-mail list and stay up-to-date on hot titles for clubs, as well as the library's book discussion groups.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Thursday, October 17, 2 PM
Meeting Room

Frank Lloyd Wright by Ada Louise Huxtable
Thursday, November 21, 2 PM
Zimmerman Room




Join librarians Liz and Sam to discuss popular titles in a social book club for adults. Meets in the locations indicated below. We'll provide some appetizers or desserts - other food and beverages available for purchase. 


There There by Tommy Orange
Ciao Baby, Barrington
Monday, October 14, 7 PM

The Library Book by Susan Orlean
Meeting Room
Monday, November 11, 7 PM

Book Potluck
Ciao Baby, Barrington
Monday, December 9, 7 PM

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Book Club Resources

Reading Group Guides: The online community for reading groups. Questions for your discussions can be found on this website. Search by author, title and subject.
Goodreads: Can help you decide what to read next based on what you've enjoyed in the past.
LitLovers: Discussion guides, titles suggestions, and reviews.
Database with book recommendations for all ages. Reviews and discussion guides.
What to Do When There's No Discussion Guide Available:
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Talk to Us

What titles will your club be discussing in the future? Contact Liz Kirchhoff. This information helps us to make purchasing decisions for our book club collection.