Book Discussion Groups at the Clarendon Hills Public Library

The Clarendon Hills Public Library hosts 4 distinct book discussion groups on a monthly basis in the adult seating area of the library. New members are always welcome! See descriptions below of when we meet and what we are reading and contact librarian Kathy Strange at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 630-323-8188 for more information.

Books are made available one month before the discussion date for groups hosted here at the library as well as for book discussion groups throughout Clarendon Hills. Books are labeled and shelved behind the library’s front desk.


GAME'S AFOOT MYSTERY BOOK DISCUSSION

Meets the third Monday of the month except December at 7:00 p.m.

For nineteen years this group has read all genres of mystery and crime fiction; from cozies and amateur detectives to police procedurals, legal thrillers and classic noir. Discussion titles are chosen on a quarterly basis and suggestions from group members are welcomed. So far the group has never read the same author twice.

What We Are Reading

March 16, 2020

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A Cold Day in Paradise

by Steve Hamilton

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Other than the bullet lodged less than a centimeter from his heart, former Detroit police officer Alex McKnight thought he had put the nightmare of his partner's death and his own near-fatal injury behind him. After all, Maximilian Rose, convicted of the crimes, has been locked in the state pen for years. But in the small town of Paradise, Michigan, where McKnight has traded his badge for a cozy cabin in the woods, a murderer with Rose's unmistakable trademarks appears to be back to his killing ways. With Rose locked away, McKnight can't understand who else would know the intimate details of the old murders, not to mention the signature blood-red rose left on his doorstep. And it seems like it'll be a frozen day in Hell before McKnight can unravel the cold truth from a deadly deception in a town that's anything but Paradise.

Complete List of Upcoming Game's Afoot Mysteries to be Discussed


KAY CARLSON BOOK DISCUSSION

Meets the first Wednesday of the month except December, January and February at 10:00 a.m. Next meeting scheduled for March 4, 2020.

Beginning its 44th year, this group reads a variety of contemporary and classic fiction as well as nonfiction. Group members take turns facilitating the discussions. 

What We Are Reading

April 1, 2020

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Becoming

by Michelle Obama

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An intimate memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House.

Complete List of Upcoming Kay Carlson Books for Discussion 


THURSDAY NIGHT READERS

Meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. (Note change for December meeting).

The group focuses on reading across genres, featuring both contemporary and classic novels, histories and biographies.

What We Are Reading

March 12, 2020

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March : a Novel

by Geraldine Brooks

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Set during the American Civil War, March tells the story of John March, known to us as the father away from his family of girls in Little Women, Louisa May Alcott's classic American novel.

Complete List of Upcoming Thursday Night Readers Books for Discussion


NOT YOUR PARENTS' BOOK DISCUSSION

Meets the third Thursday of the month every other month at 7:00 p.m.

This book discussion group is open to adults and teens and focuses on reading young adult literature.

What We Are Reading

March 21, 2020

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

by Sherman Alexie

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Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

Complete List of Upcoming Not Your Parents' Books to be Discussed


Information for Book Clubs in the Greater Clarendon Hills Community

We want your book club to be successful and are happy to assist your group with potential book discussion picks, questions that prompt good conversation, and author biographies! Contact us if you need help with any of your book club needs. Speak to us before assigning a particular book to your group, so we may inform you about title availability in various formats, and insure that there are sufficient copies of your title (or suggest alternatives if there are not).