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Bartlett Public Library District, 800 South Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL 60103

Book Discussions

 

For Adults

 

BookLite

BookLite is a social book club that meets the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Join us at The Still Bar & Grill, 326 S. Main Street in Bartlett to talk books, grab a drink, and meet new people. Books are available at the Adult Services Desk one month prior to the discussion.

 

August 16 - The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

September 20 - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

October 18 - Cloche and Dagger by Jenn McKinlay

November 15 - The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

 

 

Cookbook Club

A cookbook discussion and tasting! Pick a recipe from the chosen cookbook and bring it to our discussion for the group to try. Books are available at the Adult Services Desk one month prior to the discussion. The group meets at 1:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room.

 

August 12 - Endless Summer Cookbook by Katie Lee

September 9 - The Apple Cookbook: 125 Freshly Picked Recipes by Olwen Woodier

October 14 - Half Baked Harvest by Tieghan Gerard

November 11 - Bring It! Tried and True Recipes for Potlucks and Casual Entertaining by Ali Rosen

 

 

Friday Afternoon

The group meets at 12:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room on the last Friday of every month. Books are available at the Adult Services Desk one month prior to the discussion.

 

August 31 - Reader's Choice

September 28 - Coal River by Ellen Marie Wiseman

October 26 - The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

November 30 - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

 

 

Non-Fiction

The group meets at 7:00 p.m. in the West Conference Room. Books are available at the Adult Services Desk one month prior to the discussion.

 

August 20 - The LIfe-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

September 17 - Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

October 22 - Brunelleschi's Dome by Ross King

November 19 - An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff & Alex Tresniowski

 

 

Adult Book Group Collection

Looking for great titles for your book club? Check out our new collection located at the end of Adult Fiction next to the Quiet Room. We have 10 copies of specially selected titles available.

 

 

For Kids

 

Girls Book Discussion : Grades 4 - 6

Thursday, November 29 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck

Everyone’s favorite grandmother, Grandma Dowdel, is back. This time it is the new preacher and his family who need her particular brand of wisdom and charm. From local bullies to a lost doll you can be sure Grandma Dowdel will be having the last laugh from the last house in town. Register in person at the Youth & Teen Services Desk and pick up a free book. Location: Art Room

 

 

Book Discussion in a Bag

The Youth & Teen Services Department offers 10 copies of a book with book discussion questions all in one bag and available to check out for 6 weeks. Perfect for the classroom, homeschool group or neighborhood book discussion. For titles and to check out a Book Discussion in a Bag, please stop by the Youth & Teen Services desk.

 

 
Bartlett Public Library District
800 S. Bartlett Road
Bartlett, IL 60103
Main: 630.837.2855
Adult: 630.837.3560
Youth & Teen: 630.837.3348
Monday-Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm