Schaumburg Library invites adults to join book discussion groups

  • Readers gather to discuss a featured title in one of the library's many book discussion groups, which are always open to new members.

    Readers gather to discuss a featured title in one of the library's many book discussion groups, which are always open to new members. Courtesy of Susan Miura

 
Submitted by Susan Miura
Updated 8/29/2019 8:11 PM

From mystery and history to crime and thrillers, the Schaumburg Township District Library's book discussion groups have something for almost everyone. The groups are free and meet at a variety of times and dates, which are listed in the guide sent to Schaumburg Township residents. They are also listed online at SchaumburgLibrary.org.

Registration is required for all of the groups, which meet at the Central Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, unless otherwise noted.

 

The following book discussion groups are open for registration.

Polish Book Discussion will meet from 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 4 and Oct. 2, in the Central Library Conference Room. Members read and discuss books in the Polish language. Upon registration, the moderator will contact participants to make arrangements to purchase the featured book.

Who Filmed this Book compares and contrasts movies with the books that inspired them. Upcoming meetings will take place from 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 11 and Sept. 25, at the Hanover Park Branch Library, 1266 Irving Park Road. For each featured title, there will be a movie viewing session followed by a book discussion. Limited loaner copies are available at the Hanover Park Branch Library approximately six weeks before each discussion.

Beyond the Book helps readers explore a variety of genres, primarily fiction, throughout the year. Meetings are held three days a month at different times, which are listed in the library's guide. The group convenes in the Rasmussen South Room in the Central Library. Limited loaner copies are available at the Fiction Desk on the first floor.

Second Floor Reads is a nonfiction book discussion group that meets monthly. The next meeting will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Rasmussen South Room. The group will discuss "On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century" by Timothy Snyder.

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Members of Korean Book Discussion read and discuss books in the Korean language. Upcoming meetings will take place from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 24 and Oct. 22, in Workshop at the Central Library. Upon registration, the moderator will contact participants to make arrangements for purchasing the featured book.

An Hour to Kill is a true-crime book discussion group that meets every other month. The next meeting is scheduled from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Rasmussen South Room. A limited number of loaner copies will be available at the Adult Information Desk beginning Oct. 7.

Readers are also welcome to drop in to Book Bonanza from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, to learn about upcoming releases. Fiction librarians will be available to provide information and suggest titles.

For more information, see the library's guide or go online to SchaumburgLibrary.org.

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