Book Club

  • Glenside Book Club - Good Books, Great Company, and a Snack!

    Join the Glenside Book Club for a lively discussion about books and reading…and a snack!

    Where:

    Glenside Conference Room A

    When:

    Last Tuesday of every month

    What time:

    7:00 p.m.

    Stop at the Adult Reference Desk for a copy of this month’s book.  All books are borrowed for free from other libraries.

    June 25th Selection

    Readers’ Choice: Travel Writing

    Travel Writing

    This month we will travel the world without leaving Glendale Heights.  Select and read a nonfiction book about a journey to your favorite place and share your thoughts with the group.

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  • Glenside Book Club - Good Books, Great Company, and a Snack!

    Join the Glenside Book Club for a lively discussion about books and reading…and a snack!

    Where:

    Glenside Conference Room A

    When:

    Last Tuesday of every month

    What time:

    7:00 p.m.

    Stop at the Adult Reference Desk for a copy of this month’s book.  All books are borrowed for free from other libraries.

    May 28th Selection

    I married a communist / Philip Roth

    I married a communist / Philip Roth

    In a novel set against the turbulent backdrop of the McCarthy era, radio actor Iron Rinn, an idealistic Communist, marries beautiful actress Eva Frame, but their private relationship becomes a national scandal when Eva publicly betrays her husband's politics to a gossip columnist

     

     

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  • Glenside Book Club - Good Books, Great Company, and a Snack!

    Join the Glenside Book Club for a lively discussion about books and reading…and a snack!

    Where:

    Glenside Conference Room A

    When:

    Last Tuesday of every month

    What time:

    7:00 p.m.

    Stop at the Adult Reference Desk for a copy of this month’s book.  All books are borrowed for free from other libraries.

    April 30th Selection

    Women’s Lives

    Still Alice : a novel / Lisa Genova

    Still Alice : a novel / Lisa Genova

    Feeling at the top of her game when she is suddenly diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's Disease, Harvard psychologist Alice Howland struggles to find meaning and purpose in her everyday life as her concept of self gradually slips away.

     

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  • Glenside Book Club - Good Books, Great Company, and a Snack!

    Join the Glenside Book Club for a lively discussion about books and reading…and a snack!

    Where:

    Glenside Conference Room A

    When:

    Last Tuesday of every month

    What time:

    7:00 p.m.

    Stop at the Adult Reference Desk for a copy of this month’s book.  All books are borrowed for free from other libraries.

    March 19th Selection

    Please note the date change.

    The Arabian nights

    The Arabian nights

    Few works of literature are as familiar and beloved as The Arabian Nights yet few remain as unknown.  Here’s your chance to read Shahrazad’s stories for yourself.

     

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  • Glenside Book Club - Good Books, Great Company, and a Snack!

    Join the Glenside Book Club for a lively discussion about books and reading…and a snack!

    Where:

    Glenside Conference Room A

    When:

    Last Tuesday of every month

    What time:

    7:00 p.m.

    Stop at the Adult Reference Desk for a copy of this month’s book.  All books are borrowed for free from other libraries.

    February 26th Selection

    True Adventure

    Shadow divers : the true adventure of two Americans who risked everything to solve one of the last mysteries of World War II / Robert Kurson

    Shadow divers : the true adventure of two Americans who risked everything to solve one of the last mysteries of World War II / Robert Kurson

    Recounts the 1991 discovery of a sunken German U-boat by two recreational scuba divers, tracing how they devoted the following six years to researching the identities of the submarine and its crew, correcting historical texts and breaking new grounds in the world of diving along the way.

     

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  • Glenside Book Club - Good Books, Great Company, and a Snack!

    Join the Glenside Book Club for a lively discussion about books and reading…and a snack!

    Where:

    Glenside Conference Room A

    When:

    Last Tuesday of every month

    What time:

    7:00 p.m.

    Stop at the Adult Reference Desk for a copy of this month’s book.  All books are borrowed for free from other libraries.

    January 29th Selection

    Still life / Louise Penny

    Still life / Louise Penny

    Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of Canada's Sûreté du Quebec is called to Three Pines, a tiny hamlet south of Montreal, just north of the U.S. border, to investigate the suspicious hunting "accident" that claimed the life of Jane Neal, a local fixture in the village.

    Winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards.

     

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  • Glenside Book Club - Good Books, Great Company, and a Snack!

    Join the Glenside Book Club for a lively discussion about books and reading...and a snack!

    Where: Glenside Conference Room A
    When: Tuesday October 9
    Time: 7:00 p.m.

    Stop by the Adult Reference Desk for a copy of this month's book.  All books are borrowed for free from other libraries.

    October 9, 2012

    Special Book Club Event

    Author Appearance 

    Robert Goldsborough

    Author Robert Goldsborough will join us to talk about his book Three Strikes You’re Dead, the first title in his Snap Malek mystery series.  Malek, a Tribune reporter, senses the story of a lifetime when a reform candidate for mayor is gunned down by an unknown assailant.  Goldsborough gives us an entertaining look at prewar Chicago.

    Goldsborough will have copies of his books for sale and will autograph them for you.

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  • Glenside Book Club - Good Books, Great Company, and a Snack!

    Join the Glenside Book Club for a lively discussion about books and reading…and a snack!

    Where:

    Glenside Conference Room A

    When:

    Last Tuesday of every month

    What time:

    7:00 p.m.

    Stop at the Adult Reference Desk for a copy of this month’s book.  All books are borrowed for free from other libraries.

    August 28th's book

    Kitchen boy

    The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander

    A novel based on the 1918 Bolshevik revolutionary murder of Czar Nicholas II and the rest of the Russian royal family is told from the perspective of the event's only surviving witness, a young kitchen boy.

     

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  • Glenside Book Club - Good Books, Great Company, and a Snack!

    Join the Glenside Book Club for a lively discussion about books and reading…and a snack!

    Where: Glenside Conference Room A
    When: Last Tuesday of every month
    What time: 7:00 p.m.

    Stop at the Adult Reference Desk for a copy of this month’s book.  All books are borrowed for free from other libraries.

    June 26th's book

    Rumspringa : To Be or Not to Be Amishby Tom Shachtman

    An analysis of Amish youth culture profiles the coming-of-age ritual known as the rumspringa, during which sixteen-year-old Amish adolescents are permitted to venture outside of the bounds of their faith, experiment with alcohol and smoking, wear trendy clothes, and ultimately decide if they want to remain detached from the outside world.

     

     

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  • If you liked the TV show Love Boat than you may like...

     
    The daughter of a wealthy bandit, Sophia Dawson once lost herself in the arms of Black Hawk, the most infamous pirate ever to command the high seas. But now, determined to put her sinful past behind her, she prepares to enter society as the bride of a well-born nobleman who knows nothing of her scandalous youth. All goes according to plan until her ex-lover--now a respectable sea captain but just as handsome and dangerous as ever--appears and once again tempts her with desire.
     
    When Dorie Anderson meets a cute guy, she becomes a huge klutz. But one phone call has turned her dead-end dating life into an adventure: she's won a trip on a singles' cruise to Fiji. On board, she soon meets pro baseball player Andy, and the ship's hunky French doctor. She's sure she'll fall head-over-heels in no time. Unfortunately, she's right: soon, she trips over her luggage right in front of them. Mortifying. But a bigger disaster is just on the horizon. Dorie finds a man murdered in his bunk the same night a storm wrecks the ship, stranding everyone on a deserted shore. It'd be a perfect setting for romance-if it weren't for the fact that there's a killer among them
     
    After her mother died, vivacious Katey Tyler fled her dull Connecticut town, hoping to meet her relatives in England and find adventure and romance on a grand tour of Europe. She had no idea that her life-changing travels would have both in spades, as well as danger and intrigue, when she catches the eye of ship owner Boyd Anderson and inadvertently stumbles upon a high-stakes kidnapping. When Sir Anthony Malory's young daughter is abducted from London's Hyde Park, her kidnapper mistakenly sends the ransom note to the home of Sir Anthony's brother, James. With James and his wife, Georgina, in the Caribbean, the demands are received by their houseguest, Georgina's youngest brother, Boyd Anderson. Searching for the girl with Anthony, the notoriously hot-headed American sea captain fully intends to make the foolhardy villain pay. But he hardly expects to find exquisite Katey Tyler, recently a passenger on his ship, at the center of the plot! Little does Katey realize that in having caught the attention of Boyd Anderson, and in meeting up with the Malorys, she's about to experience more excitement than the typical young lady encounters on a grand tour, and her life will never be dull again. A multitude of surprises await Katey, from the startling truth about her mother's early life to the lengths a man will go to win the affections of a lady who has every reason to despise him, but who can't resist the seductive, impassioned love he has to offer her.
    Lt. Torolf Magnusson and his team of Navy SEALs have gone back in time to eleventh-century Norselands on a search-and-destroy mission, but when they find they've landed in the middle of a sanctuary-filled with women-well, hoo-yah! Their plans are put on hold, much to the distress of Hilda, the head of the sanctuary. At first resistant to Torolf's pursuits, she soon succumbs to his passionate advances. But with victory in sight for Torolf, Hilda must face the fact that their love may not survive the test of time. Source: amazon.com
     
    A timeless tale of romance, friendship, and growth. Loner Zack Mayo enters Officer Candidate School to become a Navy pilot and in thirteen weeks he learns the importance of discipline, love and friendship.
     
    The roguish yet charming Captain Jack Sparrow's idyllic pirate life capsizes after his nemesis, the wily Captain Barbossa, steals his ship, the Black Pearl, and later attacks the town of Port Royal. Captain Barbossa kidnaps the governor's beautiful daughter, Elizabeth. In a gallant attempt to rescue her and recapture the Black Pearl, Elizabeth's childhood friend Will Turner joins forces with Jack. What Will doesn't know is that a cursed treasure has doomed Barbossa and his crew to live forever as the undead.
    Two people from different worlds meet and fall in love on the brief, tragic maiden voyage of the grand ocean liner Titanic.-MA

     

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