Lake Forest Library has several book groups and other literary programs that meet regularly. New members are always welcome!
Looking for help starting your own book club? Visit our Book Club Tips page. Our Reference librarians are always happy to answer your questions and provide support. For help getting multiple copies of your book club books, be sure to register your book club with us.
Cook with Books
Fourth Monday of each month
Bring mouth-watering cookbook photos to life! Make a dish to share with the group as we discuss the cookbook and the recipes we choose.
True Story Book Group
Fourth Wednesday of each month
Explore critically acclaimed nonfiction books with us. Find out for yourself that sometimes fact truly is stranger than fiction.
Afternoons with Judy Levin
Third Thursday of the month
Dive deeper into fantastic books with the renowned book reviewer and discussion leader Judy Levin.
Mystery Book Group
Second Thursday of each month
Read book one from a different mystery series with us each month. Warning: You may get hooked on the whole series!
Great Decisions Discussion Group
Tuesdays each month
Great Decisions involves citizens in the process of making foreign policy. Participants receive a briefing book from the Foreign Policy Association (FPA) with bi-monthly readings. Join us to watch a short film from the FPA, discuss and debate each issue, and complete a national opinion ballot to communicate our views to Congress and the White House. Facilitated by the League of Women Voters of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Area.
After registering, please visit the Reference Desk to pick up your briefing book with each session's readings.
Great Books Discussion Group
First and Third Wednesdays of each month
Read classic and contemporary essays, short stories, plays, and poems selected by the Great Books Foundation, then enjoy a stimulating discussion of ideas.
For assistance obtaining copies of Great Book titles, ask a librarian at the Reference Desk.