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This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Body:
Read this month's selected book and join us to share your thoughts. Activities and refreshments are also part of the fun! Visit the Children's Library to check out your copy of this month's book! This month's book: Monster Itch: Ghost Attack by D...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Cook with Books: Bosh!

October 28, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion Group, Hands-on Activity
Body:
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. This month's cookbook: Bosh! Simple Recipes, Amazing Food, All Plants by Henry Firth & Ian Theasby ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Great Books Discussion Group

November 6, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Discuss Classic and contemporary essays, short stories, plays, and poems.   September 18: The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky October 2: Fourteen Poems by William Butler Yeats October 16: The Genealogy of Morals (1st, 2nd, and 3rd e...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Body:
Read this month's selected book and join us to share your thoughts. Activities and refreshments are also part of the fun. Visit the Children's Library to check out your copy! This month's book: Finding Orion by John David Anderson Book summary...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Forest Writers Group

November 9, 2019
9:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Come meet fellow writers, share your work, engage in writing exercises, and exchange constructive feedback. Open to all! New writers welcome. ...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Body:
Read this month's selected book and join us to share your thoughts. Activities and refreshments are also part of the fun! Visit the Children's Library to check out your copy of this month's book! This month's book: No Roses for Harry by Gene Zion...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Middle School Book Group: The Port Chicago 50

November 14, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Grades 5–8This month's book: The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Fonda Lee A fascinating story of the prejudice that faced black men and women in America's armed forces during World War II, and a nuanced loo...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mystery Book Group: When the Bough Breaks

November 14, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Do you like puzzles, enigmas, and whodunits? Indulge your inner detective with us! This month's selection: When the Bough Breaks by Jonathan Kellerman Book summaryIn the first Alex Delaware novel, Dr. Morton Handler practiced a strange brand o...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Cook with Books: Healthyish *Special Date*

November 18, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion Group, Hands-on Activity
Body:
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. This month's cookbook: Healthyish: A Cookbook with Seriously Stisfying, Truly Simple, Good-For-You (but not to...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Poetry Group

November 18, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Immerse yourself in verse with fellow poetry lovers. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Great Books Discussion Group

November 20, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Discuss Classic and contemporary essays, short stories, plays, and poems.   September 18: The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky October 2: Fourteen Poems by William Butler Yeats October 16: The Genealogy of Morals (1st, 2nd, and 3rd e...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Body:
Read this month's selected book and join us to share your thoughts. Activities and refreshments are also part of the fun! Visit the Children's Library to check out your copy of this month's book! This month's book: Ranger in Time: D-Day: Battle o...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Dive deeper into fantastic books with the renowned book reviewer and discussion leader Judy Levin. This month's title: The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray The Butler family has had their share of trials—as sisters Al...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

High School Book Group: I'll Meet You There

November 21, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Grades 9–12This month's book: I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrious If seventeen-year-old Skylar Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell....
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Best Books of 2019 for ages 21+ only

December 9, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group, Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Body:
Discover your librarians favorite books of 2019 while indulging in some tasty treats from Sunset Foods. 21+ only. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Best Books of 2019

December 11, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group, Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Body:
Discover your librarians favorite books of 2019, and which ones might be best for gift giving this holiday season! ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Middle School Book Group for grades 5–8: Nimona

December 12, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
This month's selection: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson Book summary Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mystery Book Group: The Ritual Bath

December 12, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Do you like puzzles, enigmas, and whodunits? Indulge your inner detective with us! This month's selection: The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman Book summary Detective Peter Decker of the LAPD is stunned when he gets the report. Someone has shatt...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Forest Writers Group

December 14, 2019
9:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Come meet fellow writers, share your work, engage in writing exercises, and exchange constructive feedback. Open to all! New writers welcome. ...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.

Chapter Chatters for Grades 4+: Guts

January 8, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Read this month's selected book and join us to share your thoughts. Activities and refreshments are also part of the fun. Visit the Children's Library to check out your copy! This month's book: Guts by Raina Telgemeier Book summary Raina wake...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
This month's selection: The Story of Owen #1: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim by E.K. Johnston Book summary In an alternate world where industrialization has caused many species of carbon-eating dragons to thrive, Owen, a slayer being trained by his ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mystery Book Group: The Shanghai Moon

January 9, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Do you like puzzles, enigmas, and whodunits? Indulge your inner detective with us! This month's selection: The Shanghai Moon by S.J. Rozan Book summary Estranged for months from fellow P.I. Smith, Chinese-American private investigator Chin is...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Forest Writers Group

January 11, 2020
9:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Come meet fellow writers, share your work, engage in writing exercises, and exchange constructive feedback. Open to all! New writers welcome. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Great Books Discussion Group

January 15, 2020
10:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Discuss Classic and contemporary essays, short stories, plays, and poems.   September 18: The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky October 2: Fourteen Poems by William Butler Yeats October 16: The Genealogy of Morals (1st, 2nd, and 3rd e...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.

Books and Beyond for Grades K–1: Strega Nona

January 15, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Body:
Read this month's selected book and join us to share your thoughts. Activities and refreshments are also part of the fun. Visit the Children's Library to check out your copy! This month's book: Strega Nona by Tomie DePaola Book summary When S...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Afternoons with Judy Levin: Ask Again, Yes

January 16, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Dive deeper into fantastic books with the renowned book reviewer and discussion leader Judy Levin. This month's title: Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane Book summary: Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope are two NYPD rookies assigned to the sam...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Poetry Group

January 20, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Immerse yourself in verse with fellow poetry lovers. Discuss different poems and poets each month based around a theme. ...