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Join us on Tuesday afternoons to discuss an eclectic selection of fiction, biography, mystery, and nonfiction.
This month we will discuss The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. Aged recluse storyteller, Vida Winter, requests help from biographer Margaret Lea to finally write the truth about her life. Both women end up confronting their ghosts and become transformed by the truth.
Copies of the book will be made available to check out at the library one month prior to the meeting date. Register online or call 815-534-6173 for more information.
LGBT+ Book Club—Are you part of the community? Questioning? Has someone you love come out of the closet? Do you just want to learn what all the letters mean? Ages 16+ coming together to read fiction and nonfiction books about the history of the LGBT+ community, what it means to be LGBT+ today, and how to support the people we love.
This month, we are discussing Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan: A chorus of men who died of AIDS observes and yearns to help a cross-section of today's gay teens who navigate new love, long-term relationships, coming out, self-acceptance, and more in a society that has changed in many ways.
Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk one month before the meeting date. Register online or call 815-534-6173.
Parenting Book Club—No advice, just sharing stories, problems, and laughter – Parents will come together to discuss issues they come across in parenting, what the experts say and what actually works in real life, and what might actually be making their children (of any age) listen to common sense (what the parent says).
This month, we are discussing How to Talk So Kids Will Listen by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish or How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen by Joanna Faber: Do the punishments you use not really seem to work? Do you remember your parents using the same tactics on you (and how you got around their rules)? Worried that if you don’t discipline your kids, they won’t learn to be productive members of society and will live in your basement until they are fifty? Here are some tricks that might work for you, some you might laugh at, and plenty of stories to make you feel less alone.
Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date. Request the little kids book if your children are 7 and under. If your children are a range of ages, choose either book. Register online or call 815-534-6173.