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Barrington Area Library Book Discussions

Join professional book discussion leader Lanny Ori for thought-provoking discussion 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 Lanny Ori Book Discussion Group e-mail list and stay up-to-date on the selected books and discussion dates.

Stoner by John Williams

Tuesday, November 15, 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 17, 2 PM

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Tuesday, January 17, 7:30 PM
Thursday, January 19, 2 PM

On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

Tuesday, February 21, 7:30 PM
Thursday, February 23, 2 PM

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Tuesday, March 21, 7:30 PM
Thursday, March 23, 2 PM

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

Tuesday, April 18, 7:30 PM
Thursday, April 20, 2 PM

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Tuesday, May 16, 7:30 PM
Thursday, May 18, 2 PM




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.

Monday, December 12, 7 PM: Book Potluck

Monday, January 9, 7 PM: In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner

Monday, February 13, 7 PM: Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

Monday, March 13, 7 PM: Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg

Monday, April 10, 7 PM: Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

Monday, May 8, 7 PM: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Monday, June 12, 7PM: The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith

Book Club Resources

Award-winning Books: Directory of awards and prize winners.
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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