Book & Writing Groups

Book Discussions

Join us at an upcoming book discussion:
  • Mystery Book Group
  • Novel Experience
  • Get Together With Books
  • Life Readers
  • Great Books Evening Group

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

Book Group Tips & Guides

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

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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Photo and Video Policy

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If your status is Confirmed Registration, your spot for the event is confirmed.

If registration for this event is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Wait listed registrants are moved to the confirmed registration list (in the order of registration) when cancelations are received. You will receive an email notification if you are moved from the wait list to the confirmed registration list.