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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.

Home by Marilynne Robinson
Tuesday, Mar 17, 7:30 PM or
Thursday, Mar 19, 2 PM

My Antonia by Willa Cather
Tuesday, Apr 21, 7:30 PM or
Thursday, Apr 23, 2 PM

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, March 16, 7 PM: Strings Attached: One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great Expectations by Joanne Lipman
Monday, April 13, 7 PM:Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening by Carol Wall
Monday, May 11, 7 PM: All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews





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.
Literature Resource Center: Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of 122,000 authors from every age and literary discipline. Great information about classics.
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