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Book Clubs, Book Discussions, Book Club Collection

Titles in our Book Club Collection

Multiple copies of books are available for a 6-week loan period. They are available on a first come, first served basis.
What titles will your club be discussing in the future? Contact the Adult Services Department and let us know. This information helps us to make purchasing decisions for our Book Club Collection.

Barrington Area Library Book Discussions, 2014-2015

Join professional book discussion leader Lanny Ori for thought-provoking discussion of notable titles. Books are available at the Adult Services reference desk approximately one month prior to the discussion. Use the links below to register for upcoming discussions.

Comedy in a Minor Key by Hans Keilson
Tuesday, May 19, 7:30 PM or
Thursday, May 21, 2 PM



Join librarians Liz and Sam to discuss popular titles with social book club for adults. Meets upstairs at The Annex, 205 Park, right next to McGonigal's in downtown Barrington. We'll provide some appetizers or desserts - other food and beverages available for purchase.

Monday, June 8, 7 PM: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Monday, July 13, 7 PM: Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast
Monday, August 10, 7 PM: The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons by Sam Kean
Monday, September 14, 7 PM: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel 


Book Club Resources

Award-winning Books: Directory of awards and prize winners. 
Reading Group Guides: The online community for reading groups. Questions for your discussions can be found on this website. Search by author, title and subject.
Goodreads: Can help you decide what to read next based on what you've enjoyed in the past.
LitLovers: Discussion guides, titles suggestions, and reviews.
Database with book recommendations for all ages. Reviews and discussion guides.
What to Do When There's No Discussion Guide Available:
General questions from