Library Book Discussions Groups
Classics and Contemporary
Book discussion group meets in the Small Meeting Room, second Tuesday of the month, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Refreshments served.
|On June 11, us for a lively discussion of Margaret Atwood's classic dystopian novel, The Handmaid's Tale. In the Orwellian world that Atwood envisions, religion becomes a tool of repression as society forces women to be tools of the state with no rights over their own bodies. Told through the voice of one enslaved woman who risks her life in rebelling, this is a gripping vision of a future that is all too possible.|
|On July 9, join us for a discussion of The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje. The Booker Prize-winning author’s latest takes place in the early 1950’s as an eleven-year-old boy crosses the Indian Ocean on a ship bound for England. A mesmerizing exploration of forbidden discoveries during adolescence, and how they set off a lifelong journey.|
Monday Night Discussion Group
Three Monday nights set to explore the Lincoln Era
|June 10, 7 pm
A Visit from Mary Todd Lincoln
Laura Keyes portrays Mary Todd Lincoln on that fateful night, April 14, 1865
|July 15, 7 pm
Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly: The Remarkable Story of the Friendship between a First Lady and a Former Slave by Jennifer Fleishchner
This book places you at the center of the Lincoln era, exploring the complex relationship between whites and blacks, and the aura of political intrigue that is so at home in Washington.
|August 19, 7 pm|
Manhunt: The Twelve-Day Chase For Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson
This book chronicles the hunt for Lincoln's brazen assassin and explores the deep conflicts that were tearing the republic apart, even as the bloodiest war in the nation's history was winding down.
Senior Book Groups
Librarians talk about and read from a variety of books both new and old. Sessions are held at 10:30 am, September through June, at the following locations. The Senior Book Groups do not meet in July and August. Newcomers are always welcome.
- Meskill Senior Center, Mallinckrodt Center, 1041A Ridge Rd., first Friday of the month
- Mather Place, 2801 Old Glenview Road, second Friday of the month