Our Library-sponsored group meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 2 pm. Books are available one month before meetings. All are welcome to attend!
March 18 The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean by Philip Caputo
The 2014 Big Read selection. The author, a Westchester, IL native and respected journalist, takes a 16,000 mile road trip with his wife in an Airstream trailer, in search of the answer to “What holds us together as Americans?”
This book, about the brutal kidnapping of a young woman and the desperate police search to find her, won the prestigious Crime Writers Association International Dagger award in 2013.
On the eve of a family trip to Antarctica, Bernadette Fox abruptly disappears. This novel offers a satiric, comic trip through the lives of upper class Americans.
When we explore a cookbook, it’s potluck meets book discussion. Sign up at the Reference Desk, pick a recipe from our enticing selection (we’ll keep track to avoid duplicates), and prepare it for the program. We’ll sample good food, talk about what worked and what didn’t, and select future cookbooks. This spring’s selection, from the authors of Cookbook Club favorite Jerusalem, features, herbaceous salads and grains, fresh meat and seafood dishes, and oodles of sweet and savory baked items. Register in person by April 17.
Fridays, 7 pm
Watch independent, foreign, and classic movies on our giant screen, followed by brief discussions.
In this autobiographical coming-of-age film, youths in post-1968 Paris struggle with the decline of rebellious spirit.
Police in mainland China investigate a drug cartel in this exciting film from one of the best working action directors.
Four stories of corruption in modern China, and the violence it engenders, are told in this brutal drama
This amazing experiential (and experimental) documentary, which depicts life and death aboard a commercial fishing vessel, is pure cinema.
In this charming, groundbreaking drama, directed by a woman in Saudi Arabia, a young girl quests to buy a bike.
The run-up to the Beltway sniper attacks of 2002 is explored in this haunting drama.
In this nostalgic animation, co-writen by Hayao Miyazaki, a group of youths try to save their school’s clubhouse.
Local Discussion Groups
If you host a book discussion group, the Library is always happy to provide copies of books, background information about authors, and book suggestions for future discussion.