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Book Discussions

General

Book Discussion Group Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. October through May, except January. The Thomas Ford Book Discussion group is in its 17th year and discusses mostly contemporary works of fiction or nonfiction.

Book Discussions Woodridge Public Library
The Tuesday morning group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. and the Tuesday evening group meets a on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. September through June. This group reads and discusses a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction.

Books Discussion Group Westmont Public Library
Meetings are on the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
This self-led group reads and discusses a variety of fiction and nonfiction.

GenLit Discussion Group Indian Prairie Public Library
Meetings are on the third Wednesday of the month (January-October) at 6:30 p.m. at local restaurant. A new generation of book club, GenLit focuses on the spirit and interests of 20 to 30 somethings.

Kay Carlson Book Discussion Group Clarendon Hills Public Library
Meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. October through May. This group reads a variety of contemporary and classic fiction as well as nonfiction with group members taking turns facilitating discussions.

Thursday Night Readers Clarendon Hills Public Library
Meetings are on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
The group focuses on reading across genres, featuring both contemporary and classic novels, histories and biographies.

Unbound Downers Grove Public Library 
There’s a new group in town! Join us for Unbound—an unconventional approach to book discussions, trivia, and so much more.

Fiction

Booked for the Day Lisle Public Library 
An all genre daytime book group.  Meets first Monday of the month @ 11:00 am

Fiction Book Discussion Group Downers Grove Library
Meetings are one evening each month from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. except in January and July.
This group reads and discusses a variety of genre fiction, literary fiction and the classics.

Fixed on Fiction Book Discussion Lisle Public Library
Meetings are on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise indicated.
This group reads and discusses contemporary, historical, general and classic fiction.

Novel Idea Book Discussion Group Indian Prairie Public Library
Meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month September though May at 7:30 p.m.
This book discussion group delves into a book's characters, plot, setting and themes.

Science Fiction Book Discussion Thomas Ford Public Library
This group focuses on classic works from the genre. Quarterly meetings are open to anyone who enjoys the genre.

Science Fiction/Fantasy Exploration Lisle Public Library
Meetings are on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated
This group reads and discusses science fiction and fantasy including sub-genre choices.

Unreal World Book Club Westmont Public Library
Meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m at Mai Thai in downtown Westmont (697 N Cass Ave). This is a group for readers who enjoy fantastical stories (including but not limited to paranormal, futuristic dystopian, science fiction, and fantasy literature).

 

Mystery

Crime Readers Group Indian Prairie Library and Woodridge Public Library
Meetings are on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Home Run Inn at 7521 Lemont Rd Street in Darien. This is a group of readers that likes unraveling clues, interpreting evidence, and analyzing characters.

The Game’s Afoot Mystery Group Clarendon Hills Public Library.
Meetings are on the third Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. except December.
This group reads all genres of mystery fiction; from cozies and amateur detectives to police procedurals, legal thrillers and classic noir.

Murder Among Friends Lisle Public Library
Meetings are on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.
This group reads and discusses mystery selections including sub-genre choices.

Thommy Ford's Crime Club Thomas Ford Memorial Library 
This group reads mysteries and crime fiction on a quarterly basis.

Nonfiction

Just the Facts Nonfiction Book Discussion Lisle Public Library
Meetings are on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. This group reads and discusses contemporary, historical, and general nonfiction selections.

Nonfiction Book Discussion Group Downers Grove Library
Meetings are one evening each month from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. This group reads and discusses a variety of nonfiction books.

Nonfiction Book Group Westmont Public Library 
We’ll explore biographies, memoir, psychology, politics and more. Meetings will usually be on the first Saturday of each month from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm at the library.

Film Discussions

Film Discussion Group Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Meetings are on Fridays at 7:00 p.m. between mid-September and late May. After watching an independent or foreign film, viewers discuss its themes, plots, philosophical questions, or artistic issues.

Film Society Hinsdale Public Library
Meetings are on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.This group watches and discusses art house and foreign films.

Just Between Frames Film Discussion Lisle Public Library
Meetings are once a month on Mondays at 6 p.m. This film club shows classic, cult, and current movies picked by members.

Movie Discussion Group Indian Prairie Public Library
Films are shown at 7 p.m., except for bonus movies. Watch movies with other film fans and join a lively staff-led discussion.

Other Discussions

Current Events Discussion Group Indian Prairie Public Library
Meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. except in February and March when the Great Events Discussion Group takes the place of this group. This group hosts lively discussions on foreign and domestic policy issue

Great Decisions Discussion Group Indian Prairie Public Library
Meetings are on the second and fourth Monday of the month (in May, the first and third Monday) at 7 p.m. for eight sessions from February through May.
Each year a new selection of topics from the Foreign Policy Association are discussed.

Investment Discussion Group Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Meetings are on the second Tuesday evening of each month at 7:15 p.m. Investors discuss market trends and ways to get reliable investing information.