Welcome to the BookMarks! This weekly newsletter will keep you up to date with our events and programs, staff recommendations, and general library news. You can also follow the links included in this email to our Events, our Catalog, to update your Account, and more. Feel free to send any comments, suggestions, book reviews, etc., to Samantha at [email protected]
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August Book Clubs
Magic Muffins Book Discussion on Tuesday, August 1 @ 6:30 p.m.
Tweens, pick up your copy of Hoot
by Carl Hiaasen in the Youth department, check it out with a friendly Circulation clerk to get the special due date, then join us to discuss this hilarious Floridian adventure about new kids, bullies, alligators, eco-warriors, pancakes, and pint-sized owls!
This FREE program is intended for ages 10-14.. Registration is not required. Themed snacks will be provided! Held in the Story & Activity Room.
For additional information, please contact Susan at [email protected]
or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.
Off the Beaten Path Book Club on Tuesday, August 8 @ 7:00 p.m.
This book group focuses on the strange, the weird, and the uncanny-stories that seem a bit askew, and look at the world from unusual perspectives.
We invite you to leave your usual books behind, and dare to read differently.
Wander with us ... Off the Beaten Path.
Refreshments are provided. This group is intended for adults. Held in the Bilder Family Meeting Room.
For more information, please contact Kristine at [email protected]
or (815) 756-9568 ext. 2111.
General Book Club on Monday, August 14 @ 7:00 p.m.
Wilbur and Orville Wright were two unknown brothers from Ohio with high school educations and unlimited mechanical ingenuity and perseverance. McCullough tells the dramatic story of
how the Wright brothers taught the world how to fly.
Copies of the book are available in the Adult Services department. The book club will be held in the Bilder Family Meeting Room.
Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Teresa at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2114 or at [email protected]
Crime Fiction Book Club on Monday, August 21 @ 2:00 p.m. and Tuesday, August 22 @ 7:00 p.m.
Only one step ahead of their pursuers, war veteran Peter and investigative reporter June must race to unravel a peculiar mystery among the towering redwoods of northern California. What they find leads them to an eccentric recluse, a shadowy pseudo-military organization, and an extraordinary tool that may change the modern world forever.
The Crime Fiction Book Club is for adults who enjoy quality novels in the mystery/suspense genre. Join us in the Bilder Family Meeting Room for a lively and informal discussion. Books are available for check-out from the book club shelf, and refreshments are provided! Drop in and be welcome!
For additional information, please contact Kristine at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2111 or [email protected]
Book Releases this Week
by Sherrilyn Kenyon (release date - August 1, 2017)
Ready or Not!
by Michelle Tam and Henry Fong (release date - August 1, 2017)
by Donna Andrews (release date - August 1, 2017)