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Schaumburg Library hosts discussion groups for book and movie lovers

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Submitted by Schaumburg Township District Library

Adults are invited to share their love of books and movies by joining one of the many discussion groups available at the Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg.

A few of the groups meet at other locations, as noted below, and several will be meeting during the next few weeks. Most have fees to cover the cost of books. Registration is required.

Groups include:

American Cinema and Literature: Meets the second and fourth Wednesday evening of each month at the Hanover Park Branch. Participants view a movie at the first meeting and discuss the movie and book at the second. February's selection is "Chocolat" by Joanne Harris.

Book Discussion Group: Meets at three different times and dates each month to accommodate various schedules. Members come to enhance their reading experience by discussing each month's selection. February's title is "The Flight of Gemma Hardy" by Margot Livesey

Korean Book Discussion: Meets the third Tuesday afternoon of each month to discuss books written in Korean. February's title is "Jeowabeul."

Polish Book Discussion: Meets the second Wednesday evening of each month to discuss books written in Polish. February's book is "W Cieniu Palacu Zimowego."

Books on Tap: Debuts at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, at Whole Foods Market, 750 N. Martingale Road, Schaumburg. This new group, aimed at 20- to 30-somethings, includes light appetizers, along with the book discussion. The first book in the series will be "Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously" by Julie Powell.

Second Floor Reads: A nonfiction book group, meets the fourth Wednesday evening of each month to discuss nonfiction books. February's selection is "The Psychopath Test: a Journey through the Madness Industry" by Jon Ronson.

Read a Latte: Meets in the evenings on a quarterly basis at Caribou Coffee, 55 W. Schaumburg Road, to discuss best-selling books and engage in stimulating conversation. February's title is "Room" by Emma Donoghue.

Happily Ever After: Romance book discussion, meets in the evenings on a quarterly basis to discuss romance novels. February's selection is Susan Elizabeth Phillip's "Call Me Irresistible."

Murder by the Book: Meets quarterly on Thursday evenings to discuss mysteries. February's title is the Nordic thriller "Blackwater" by Kerstin Ekman.

Dann and Raymond's Movie Club: Led by Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire and award-winning author Raymond Benson, this group meets the first Thursday of the month. In February, Dann and Raymond's topic will be "May I Have the Envelope, Please? Our Oscar Picks."

For details on times, dates, fees and room locations, see the library's February-March Program Guide which will be mailed to Schaumburg Township residents and is also available within the library. Information can also be found online at

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