Book Group

Words on Wednesday: Buddha in the Attic

Before World War II, many Japanese mail-order brides came to the U.S. to make a life for themselves. The author depicts a delicate and heartbreaking portrait of these women. Join us to discuss this remarkable book.

Copies of The Buddha in the Attic will be available for pick up on the second floor of Main Library one month before the discussion.

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Choose Your Own Book Adventure

We will be discussing "Will Grayson, Will Grayson" by John Green & David Levithan. Copies will be available at Main & Dole.

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Read & Reflect: Catherine the Great

The extraordinary story of an obscure German princess who became one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Brown Bag: The Golden Egg

In The Golden Egg, Commissario Brunetti looks into the suspicious death of a deaf and mentally handicapped man who worked at the neighborhood dry cleaners. Why would anyone want this sweet, simple-minded man dead? All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Maze Nonfiction Book Discussion: Destiny of a Republic

Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President,by Candice Millard
Born into poverty, President James A. Garfield, four months after his inauguration, was shot by a deranged office seeker and thus began a fight over his medical care and a struggle for power in the administration.

Copies of Destiny of a Republic will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion. Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.

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genre X: Zone One

Join us for our monthly book discussion for readers in their 20s and 30s. October's selection is Zone One by Colson Whitehead.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

For more information on genre X, visit our website and join our Goodreads group to see a list of upcoming and previous selections.

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Inspiration: Living Life Mindfully - The Happiness Project

Sitting on the bus one day, author Gretchen Craft Rubin realizes her life is zipping along and wonders if she can't make her days happier. A "Resolution Chart" with specific activities for each month helped her define happiness and become happier with her very good life. The happiness project: why I spent a year trying to sing in the morning, clean my closets, fight right, read Aristotle, and generally have more fun reflects a change of the mind, not a change of location.

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Living Life Mindfully: Learning to Fall: The blessings of an imperfect life

Diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, Author Phillips Simmons shares his unexpected lessons in living, where he finds answers to life's deepest questions, from turtle behavior to Buddhist philosophy, and introduces the inhabitants of his small New England town. Learning to fall: The blessings of an imperfect life take readers on a journey of acceptance and letting go. Inspiration: Living Life Mindfully book discussion features a new non-fiction title each month.

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genre x Book Discussion: The Snow Child

Please join us for our monthly book discussion for 20s and 30s hosted by the Oak Park Public Library. December's selection is The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.

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