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Book Clubs, Book Discussions, Book Club Collection

Titles in our Book Club Collection

Multiple copies of books are available for a 6-week loan period. They are available on a first come, first served basis.

What titles will your club be discussing in the future? Fill in this online form and let us know. This information helps us to make purchasing decisions for our Book Club Collection.

Barrington Area Library Book Discussions, 2014-2015

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 Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
Tuesday, Jan 20, 7:30 PM or
Thursday, Jan 22, 2 PM

The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
Tuesday, Feb 17, 7:30 PM or
Thursday, Feb 19, 2 PM

Home by Marilynne Robinson
Tuesday, Mar 17, 7:30 PM or
Thursday, Mar 19, 2 PM

My Antonia by Willa Cather
Tuesday, Apr 21, 7:30 PM or
Thursday, Apr 23, 2 PM

Comedy in a Minor Key by Hans Keilson
Tuesday, May 19, 7:30 PM or
Thursday, May 21, 2 PM

 


LIT

Join librarians Liz and Sam to discuss popular titles with social book club for adults. Meets upstairs at The Annex, 205 Park, right next to McGonigal's in downtown Barrington. We'll provide some appetizers or desserts - other food and beverages available for purchase.

Monday, September 15, 7 PM: The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld
Monday, October 13, 7 PM: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Monday, November 10, 7 PM: To the End of June by Cris Beam
Monday, December 8, 7 PM: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey


 


Book Club Resources

Award-winning Books: Directory of awards and prize winners.
Discussion Guides: Questions for your discussions from Reading Group Guides.com. Search by author, title and subject.
Also see LitLovers.
Guides for starting book clubs:
Find reading suggestions and tips for running your book club.
Literature Resource Center: Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of 122,000 authors from every age and literary discipline.
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