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book discussion groups

Did you know that your Glenview Library card gives you access to exclusive apps? You can search the catalog and access your Library account, download ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, music and movies...or learn a new language, read a newspaper, and more.

Join us for a Friday Night “Appy Hour” where Staff will be on hand to demonstrate the many Library apps and services that are available for FREE on your mobile device. Visit the apps webpage for a sneak peek of Library apps, then come learn how to get the most out of them with staff experts. Enjoy light refreshments and a live jazz performance in the Lobby.

Please RSVP online, by calling 847-729-7500 x 7600, or by visiting the Reader Services Desk. Glenview Library card required.


Book Discussions

BookBites: Reading Social

Featuring must-read contemporary titles. Held at Hackney's on Lake.
Fall 2016

Monday Afternoon Page Turners

Read a wide range of literary genres.
Fall 2016

BOOKit! Exploring Nonfiction

Discuss intriguing nonfiction.
September & November 2016

Much Ado About Mysteries

A quarterly discussion for mystery fans. 2016

All Things Spanish

Enjoy Spanish/Latino culture in all forms. Made up of native and non-native Spanish speakers, our meetings are conducted primarily in Spanish.
Fall 2016

Collections for Book Clubs

Book Club in a Bag

Twelve copies of each title plus discussion guides. Perfect for book clubs.

Book Discussion Collection

Multiple copies of specially selected titles available for your book club.

Reading Recommendations

Readers Shelf

Explore read-a-like recommendations by title, author, or genre.

NextReads Reading Suggestions

Receive email newsletters with reading suggestions for all ages in more than twenty categories.

Personally Yours Customized Booklist

Get a book list designed just for you by the Library's Readers Advisory staff. Simply fill out the questionnaire to get started. Glenview cardholders only.

Books, Movies, Music Blog

Reader Services staff invite you to check out the glenVIEW blog for book, movie, and music recommendations, read-a-like suggestions, literary news, and more.

NoveList® Plus

An online readers tool. Search by author, title, genre, read-a-like, subject, or plot description. Get reviews, book discussion guides, and links to author websites.

Suggest an Item

Can't find an item in the collection? Glenview Library cardholders may suggest an item to be added to the Library's collection.

Need more help?

Call 847-729-7500 x2600, visit the Readers Services Desk or fill out an online request form.

Books & Literature Databases

Research your favorite author or title.