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This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.

Chapter Chatters for Grades 4+: Guts

January 8, 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: 11
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.

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: 11
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. ...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.

Reading Rangers for Grades 2–3: The Ember Stone

January 22, 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: 11
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: The Last Firehawk #1: The Ember Stone by Katrin...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

True Story Book Group: Going Clear

January 22, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Explore critically acclaimed nonfiction books with us. Find out for yourself that sometimes fact truly is stranger than fiction. This month's selection: Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright Book summ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
We’re joining forces with Lake Bluff Public Library and perusing Advanced Reader Copies. ARCs are YA books so new they haven’t been released to the public yet. You’ll even get to take one home! Snacks and drinks provided. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Cook with Books: Cooking from Scratch

January 27, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed 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:Cooking From Scratch by PCC Community Markets ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 48
Body:
See all upcoming Great Decisions meetings January 28 Climate Change and the Global Order by Ronald Bee Climate change has become one of the defining issues of our time. As much of the world bands together to come up with a plan, the U.S. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Great Books Discussion Group

February 5, 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 "Adults" group.

Forest Writers Group

February 8, 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.
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 48
Body:
See all upcoming Great Decisions meetings January 28 Climate Change and the Global Order by Ronald Bee Climate change has become one of the defining issues of our time. As much of the world bands together to come up with a plan, the U.S. ...
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: 11
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: Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi B...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
This month's selection: All American Boys by Jason Reynolds Book summary When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older br...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mystery Book Group: The Cold Cold Ground

February 13, 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 Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty Book summary Northern Ireland, spring 1981. Hunger strikes, riots, power cuts, a homophobic seri...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Forest Writers Group

February 17, 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.

The Poetry Group

February 17, 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. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Dopesick: Afternoon Book Club

February 18, 2020
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group, Read Between the Ravines
Body:
  This event takes place at Lake Bluff Public Library. Join Carol in a discussion of "Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America." Author Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of America's twenty-plus year st...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Great Books Discussion Group

February 19, 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.
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
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: Rocks in His Head by Carol Otis Hurst Book summar...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Afternoons with Judy Levin: Inheritance

February 20, 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: Inheritance by Dani Shapiro Book summary: What makes us who we are? What combination of memory, history, biology, experienc...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Cook with Books: In My Kitchen

February 24, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed 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:In My Kitchen by Deborah Madison ...