IPPL Groups | Databases | Websites

Enjoy reading? Join one of our lively book discussion groups. A copy of book discussion titles will be at the Checkout Desk one month before the discussion. New members are always welcome. Find other discussion groups in the area.

genlit_web…a book club for 20-30 somethings

Join GenLit for drinks, dinner, and discussion with fellow 20-30 somethings. Meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month (January-October) at 6:30 p.m. at various local restaurants. Find GenLit on Facebook.

crimereaders_web...a book club for readers who like unraveling clues, interpreting evidence, and analyzing characters

We partner with the Woodridge Public Library to bring crime readers together on the third Thursday of the month (September-May) at 7 p.m. at Home Run Inn (7521 Lemont Rd., Darien) to discuss novels of crime and mystery. Follow Crime Readers on Facebook.

novelidea_web...a book club for for readers who like to delve into a book's characters, plots, setting, and themes

Drop in for one of our librarian-led discussions. Held the second Wednesday of the month (September-May) at 7 p.m.

Upcoming Book Discussions

Databases for Book Lovers

BookBrowse features reviews, recommendations, readalikes, author bios and interviews, resources for book clubs, and much more.

Literature Resource Center contains literary criticism, biographies of authors, bibliographies, work overviews and explanations, websites, and journal articles.

Literature Resources from Gale contains literature criticism, biographies, work/topic overviews, reviews, and full text of many literary works.

LitFinder contains poems, short stories, essays, plays, and speeches. Includes some full-text works, analysis, and criticism, plus author biographies.

NoveList Plus is a resource that helps readers discover what to read next and includes book discussion guides and series lists.

Resources for Your Book Discussion Group

Book Club Picks from IPPL
Browse staff created lists of book suggestions for your book group.

About.com Book Clubs
Discover new ideas for books, tips on leading discussions, reviews, and questions.

Book Group Buzz: A Booklist Blog
Find book group tips, reading lists, suggested books, author sites, and more.

LitLovers.com
Find popular book club books, reviews, reading guides, plus tips on how to start a group, discuss a book, and generic discussion questions (helpful for those books without a reading guide).

Reading Group Choices
Fun, comprehensive reading group site with hundreds of guides and recommendations, plus news and advice.

Reading Group Guides
Visit this online community to discover good discussion titles, tips for book clubs, and sign up for a monthly newsletter.

...More book-related websites

What's New?

Suburban Life Column: Homemade Readers Summer Reading Challenge
Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The library’s Homemade Readers Summer Reading Challenge was featured in a recent Suburban Life...

An Afternoon with Elizabeth Berg
Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg will visit IPPL to talk about her...

Seventy years since Victory in Europe
Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2015

On May 8, 1945, victory over the Axis powers was declared in Europe.  Read...

Local Artist Donates Painting to IPPL
Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2015

IPPL is the proud recipient of an oil painting created and donated by Willowbrook...

Foundation Fundraiser: Buy a Brick!
Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Our Reading Garden is starting to bloom, and the IPPL Foundation is selling personalized,...

Staff Recommendations

A Beautiful Mind (2001) PG-13
Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015

This Oscar-winning film directed by Ron Howard is based on the life of the brilliant mathematician John Nash (Russell Crowe). It follows Nash’s career, starting with his years at Princeton...

I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats by Francesco Marciuliano (2012)
Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015

Delight in to this amusing short book of poems from a cat’s point of view. The poems in I Could Pee on This really capture a cat’s quirky personality and...

Plant Nanny
Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015

The average adult should drink eight glasses of water a day. Keep track of your water intake with Plant Nanny. Every glass of water you drink also waters your virtual...

Find it Fast

FacebookTwitterYouTubeFlickrPinterestGood ReadsLinkedIn