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Book Clubs

The library offers book clubs for a variety of ages and interests.

Adult Book Discussions

All adults are welcome to attend our adult book discussions. Copies of the books are available in the Adult Services department prior to each club meeting.

The General Book Club discusses titles selected from nonfiction and literary fiction. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Crime Fiction Book Club chooses suspenseful novels with a focus on criminality. As such, some titles have sensitive content. Meetings are held on the third Monday of every month at 2:00 p.m. and the following Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. This book club does not meet in the months of December, January, and February.

Off the Beaten Path Book Club focuses on the strange, the weird, and the uncanny–stories that seem a bit askew, and look at the world from unusual perspectives. We invite you to leave your usual books behind and dare to read differently. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Teen and Tween Book Clubs

Copies of the books for teen and tween book discussions are available outside the Teen Room and in the Youth Services prior to each club meeting.

Book Chat focuses on stories about real life for tweens and teens, ages 11-17. Meetings are held on School District 428 early release Thursdays at 3 p.m.

Cinematic Teen Reads compares the book version to the movie version of a title. For teens ages 13-17. For movie not yet released, we’ll watch and discuss the movie trailer. Join us on the second Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m.

Teen Genre Book Club is for teens ages 11-17 that features titles from the top five genres chosen by DeKalb area middle school and high school readers. Join us five times a year on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. January we focus on Contemporary Fiction, March is Mysteries, June is Fantasy, August is Science Fiction and October is Horror.

Tweens Read is a book discussion and activity group for tweens, ages 10 to 14. Tweens are welcome to attend and join in the activities even if they have not read the book. Snacks are provided. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.