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The location for Great Books Discussion is:

November 14: Antioch Library - Meeting room
December 5: Central Resource LIbrary - Conference Room 3

This group reads works chosen by the Great Books Foundation, an independent, nonprofit educational organization that creates reading and discussion programs. We discuss books using the "shared inquiry" format that enables exploration of the ideas and meaning found in what's read. "Shared inquiry" centers on interpretive questions that have more than one plausible answer and lead to engaging...

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The only thing as enjoyable as a good book is talking about it!

September: There, There by Tommy Orange

October: Code Girls by Liza Mundy

On November 18, Cedar Roe Book Group will meet at Oak Park Library for the Book Discussion with Ron Currie Jr....

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Join author Ron Currie in small group discussions of his novels and essays. These relaxed settings permit in-depth conversation about his themes and style.

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Ron Currie is the author of three novels including The One-Eyed Man...

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Our Teen Book Club reads and talks about books that connect us to one another and that explore issues impacting individuals and communities. We celebrate and honor diverse, inter-sectional identities. Our reading challenge is to lift up ourselves and one another, while seeking to uncover our individual truths.

September: Hold Still by Nina LaCour
October: Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake

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American kids love to read, and this Book Club helps American kids read more. American Girl offers many character stories exploring historical perspectives from a girl’s point of view. Join this group to read and craft with your American Girl and some new friends. Borrow a special copy of the book from the Youth Services desk. Best for ages 8-12, all kids are welcome.

Shawnee Books
September: Love and Loyalty: A Felicity Classic
October: Shadows on Society Hill: An Addy Mystery

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