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505 N. Northwest Highway
Barrington, IL 60010 • 847.382.1300
M-F: 9 AM-9 PM | Sat: 9 AM-5 PM |
Sun: 1 PM-5 PM

 

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.

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 PM

Thursday, October 19, 2 PM

Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Tuesday, November 14, 7:30 PM

Thursday, November 16, 2 PM

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 LIT

Join librarians Liz and Sam to discuss popular titles in a social book club for adults. Meets upstairs at McGonigal's in downtown Barrington. We'll provide some appetizers or desserts - other food and beverages available for purchase.

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Monday, September 11, 7 PM

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Monday, October 9, 7 PM

Lily and the Octopus by Steve Rawley

Monday, November 13, 7 PM

Book Potluck

Monday, December 11, 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.
NoveList
:
Database with book recommendations for all ages. Reviews and discussion guides.
What to Do When There's No Discussion Guide Available:
General questions from ReadingGroupGuides.com

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.