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:

     Conference Room A

    When:

    Last Tuesday of every month (unless otherwise noted)

    What time:

    7:00 p.m.

    Stop at the Circulation Desk for a copy of each month’s book. No registration or Glenside Library card is needed.

    For more information call 630-260-1550 or email  -  amcdonald@glensidepld.org

             


     

    Join us on Tuesday, August  25 when we will talk about "The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-time"

    by Mark Haddon

    Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.

    Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, for fifteen-year-old Christopher everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning. He lives on patterns, rules, and a diagram kept in his pocket. Then one day, a neighbor's dog, Wellington, is killed and his carefully constructive universe is threatened. Christopher sets out to solve the murder in the style of his favourite (logical) detective, Sherlock Holmes. What follows makes for a novel that is funny, poignant and fascinating in its portrayal of a person whose curse and blessing are a mind that perceives the world entirely literally.

     

     

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    Join us on Tuesday, September 29 when we will talk about "The Guernsey Literary and Potato

    Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

    January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb….
    As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.
    Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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