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!
Gius Petreius Ruso is a newly divorced, down-on-his luck army doctor transferred to a remote outpost with miserable weather and minimal supplies. In this engaging mystery, he becomes a reluctant detective after young women from the local bordello turn up dead.
Set in the fascinating world of the wealthy elite, this is the passionate tale of Frances Osgood, a New York writer who has an affair with Edgar Allan Poe while also acting as the confidante of his much younger wife.
This coming-of-age story is narrated by 14-year-old June Elbus, who loses the one person who truly understands her, her beloved uncle, to AIDS. An unlikely friendship blossoms in the wake of her loss.
When we explore a cookbook, it’s potluck meets book discussion! Sign up at the Reference Desk, pick a tasty recipe from our enticing selection (we’ll keep track to avoid duplicates), and prepare it for the program. We’ll sample lots of good food, talk about what worked and what didn’t, and select future cookbooks.
This book features easy, delicious home cooking from Thailand. Register in person by September 18.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, this book sports an array of sweet and savory pies. Register in person by November 6.
Fridays, 7 pm
Watch independent, foreign, and classic movies on our giant screen, followed by brief discussions.
An alien wanders Scotland in this strange, though-provoking science fiction film.
In this fascinating documentary, an engineer tests the theory that Johannes Vermeer used a camera obscura to create his famous paintings
A previously unknown Chicago-based street photographer is rediscovered in this enthralling documentary.
Art (and, okay, a little blood) sustains the lives of vampires in this unusual, funny romance.
Radical environmentalists embark on a daring mission in this thriller from the director of Film Discussion Group favorites Wendy and Lucy and Meek’s Cutoff.
In this brutal film, a man makes a misguided attempt to avenge the murder of his parents.
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.