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.
June 24: 5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food
July 22: Where Cooking Begins: Uncomplicated Recipes to Make You a Great Cook
Carla Lalli Music
August 26: Appetites: A Cookbook
Anthony Bourdain, Laurie Woolever
May 20: One Pan & Done: Hassle-Free Meals from the Oven to Your Table
True Story Book Group
Second Wednesday of each month
Explore critically acclaimed nonfiction books with us. Find out for yourself that sometimes fact truly is stranger than fiction.
June 12: The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
July 10: The Secret Live of Color
Kassia St Clair
August 14: An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago
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!
June 13: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
July 11: The House of Silk
August 8: The Talented Mr. Ripley
Afternoons with Judy Levin
On pause for the summer. Check back in the fall.
Dive deeper into fantastic books with the renowned book reviewer and discussion leader Judy Levin.