Book & Writing Groups

Monthly Book Groups

Sign up monthly for the following groups. There is no fee. Click on a discussion for more information.

Book Discussion Sets

Need multiple copies of a book for your local book group?
The Library is exploring ways to enhance and add value to your book group and we would love your feedback!  If you want to discuss ways that we can work with you and your book group, please contact Pam Schwarting (847) 870-4117, or email

Series Book Groups

Sign up for the entire series for the following groups. Click on a discussion for more information about the group and the fees.

Book Group Tips & Guides


Check out these websites for recommendations for discussible books, reading group guides and discussion questions, tips for organizing your own book group, and more.

Reading Group Choices

Selecting discussible books for reading groups since 1994.

Reading Group Guides
An online community for reading groups.

A well read online community.

BookGroup Buzz
Book group tips, reading lists, & lively talk of literary news from the experts at Booklist Online.

Writer's Groups

  • Writers Ink:  A group for adult writers 18 years and older to share and discuss their work. The group meets the second Wednesday evening each month. Check our calendar for meeting dates and registration information. Details will be emailed to you upon registering.
  • Self-run writers' groups:  Writers are always welcomed to meet in library spaces with self-run groups. Contact us to arrange a meeting room at a time that's best for your group members.

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