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Cook with Books: Barefoot in Paris

September 23, 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: Barefoot in Paris: Easy French Food You CAN Make at Home by Ina Garten ...
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: 10
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: Danny the Champion of the World...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group, Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Body:
Join Lake Forest Librarians for an in-depth discussion of Rebecca Makkai’s award winning novel, The Great Believers at The Gallery in Lake Forest. Appetizers provided. Purchase wine and drinks individually.   This program is offered in conjun...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Great Books Discussion Group

October 2, 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: Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury Book summary A gr...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Middle School Book Group: Zeroboxer

October 10, 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: Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee A rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, Carr “the Raptor” Luka dreams of winning the championship title. Recognizing his talent, the Zero Gravity Fighting Association assigns...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion Group, Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale
Body:
Listen to a conversation between Rebecca Makkai and Davis Schneiderman, Dean of Lake Forest College, as they discuss The Great Believers, the writing process, and more. Q&A session to follow. Please register for this free event thr...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group, Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 49
Body:
Enjoy light refreshments as Rebecca Makkai discusses her writing and her novels in the intimate surroundings of the Library, followed by a Q&A session. Books will be available for purchase from the Lake Forest Book Store and a book signing will t...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Forest Writers Group

October 12, 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 "Adults" group.

Great Books Discussion Group

October 16, 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: 15
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: Room on the Broom by Julia Dona...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Afternoons with Judy Levin: Bad Blood

October 17, 2019
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: Bad Blood by John Carreyrou The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the one-time m...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

High School Book Group: The Hazel Wood

October 17, 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: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice's life on the road, always a step ahead of the strange bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice's grandmother, t...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Poetry Group

October 21, 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 "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: 10
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: 15
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: 10
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...