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There are 23 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

200 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
123 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
47 East Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
171 E Chicago Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
White Activities Center - Lower Level, 325 East Benton Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
320 East School Street, Naperville, IL 60540
1271 Rickert Drive, Suite 135, Naperville, IL 60540
1223 E Ogden Avenue, Naperville, IL 60563
Bookhunters (2.6 miles)
548 South Route 59, Naperville, IL 60540
2929 Green Trails Dr, Lisle, IL
936 S. State Route 59 (at Fox River Commons), Naperville, IL 60540
4358 East New York Street, Aurora, IL 60504
905 Meridian Lake Drive, Aurora, IL 60504
5700 College Road, Lisle, IL 60532
2035 South Naper Boulevard, Naperville, IL 60565
28W751 Stafford Place, Warrenville, IL 60555
3015 Cedar Glade Drive, Naperville, IL 60564
2867 95th Street, Naperville, Illinois 60564
777 Front Street, Lisle, IL 60532
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532
555 South Eola Road, Aurora, IL 60504
201 East Loop Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
850 Warrenville Road - Library 1st Floor, Lisle, IL 60532
1207 East Butterfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
3 Plaza Drive, Woodridge, IL 60517

Local events

Sep
18
Rakow Novels at Night (New Evening Group)
Gail Borden Public Library - Rakow Branch, Thursday, September 18 at 6:30pm
Join us on the third Thursday evening of the month to discuss books. This month, we will discuss "Love In The Time Of Cholera" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Categories: Discussion & Book Groups, Adult

Rakow - Living Room (added from RSS Feed)
Sep
18
Lauren Beukes
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Thursday, September 18 at 7pm
Lauren Beukes

All the way from South Africa comes Lauren Beukes. She’s here to talk about her praised-and slightly surreal-book, Broken Monsters. Human-animal hybrids are turning up and a killer may be behind them. A Detroit detective is on the case, but it’s unlike any she’s ever seen. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of the author's latest book from Anderson's Bookshop. Thanks!

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
18
Crime Readers: Tug of War
Woodridge Public Library, Thursday, September 18 at 7pm
The Crime Readers will meet at Home Run Inn Pizza in Darien to discuss Tug of War by Barbara Cleverly. This group is co-sponsored by the Indian Prairie Public Library. Optional dinner at 6:00 p.m.

Categories: Book Discussions, Adults (added from RSS Feed)
Sep
18
Author Discussion & Signing with Karen Abbott
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Thursday, September 18 at 7pm
Come join us at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore when Karen Abbott discusses her third book on the American Woman in History, Liar, Temptress, Soldier Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War. Her discussion will be accompied by a Slide Presentation. Abbott is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers of Sin in the second city and American Rose.

Karen Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating yet little known aspects of the Civil War: the stories of four courageous women--a socialite, a farmgirl, an abolitionist, and a widow--who were spies.

After shooting a Union soldier in her front hall with a pocket pistol, Belle Boyd became a courier and spy for the Confederate army, using her charms to seduce men on both sides. Emma Edmonds cut off her hair and assumed the identity of a man to enlist as a Union private, witnessing the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. The beautiful widow, Rose O'Neale Greenhow, engaged in affairs with powerful Northern politicians to gather intelligence for the Confederacy, and used her young daughter to send information to Southern generals. Elizabeth Van Lew, a wealthy Richmond abolitionist, hid behind her proper Southern manners as she orchestrated a far-reaching espionage ring, right under the noses of suspicious rebel detectives.

Using a wealth of primary source material and interviews with the spies' descendants, Abbott seamlessly weaves the adventures of these four heroines throughout the tumultuous years of the war. With a cast of real-life characters including Walt Whitman, Nathaniel Hawthorne, General Stonewall Jackson, detective Allan Pinkerton, Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, and Emperor Napoleon III, Liar, temptress, soldier, spy draws you into the war as these daring women lived it.

Liar, temptress, soldier, spy contains 39 black & photos and 3 maps.

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Sep
18
Books with Buzz
Tinley Park Public Library, Thursday, September 18 at 7:30pm
Books with Buzz is our bestselling book discussion group. BwB meets at 7:30 pm on the third Thursday of every other month. Because we pick books that are fresh off the press, selections are announced on our website rather than in the newsletter. Check our book discussions page (http://tplibrary.org/events/book-discussion-groups) for the summer selection one month before the discussion date—or just drop by the Adult Reference Desk, where discussion books are kept. This summer, Books with Buzz meets on September 18 and November 20.

Categories: Book Discussion, Adult

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Sep
19
Rick Yancey
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Friday, September 19 at 7pm
Rick Yancey

We are launching a big one here for the award-winning Rick Yancey, The Infinite Sea: The Second Book of the Fifth Wave. This YA fantasy is gripping and wildly entertaining with forces trying to strip humans of their humanity. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of the author's latest book from Anderson's Bookshop. Thanks!

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
20
Saturday Morning Book Club
Lemont Public Library, Saturday, September 20 at 11am
Group meets to discuss the chosen book for the month: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford.
Set in the ethnic neighborhoods of Seattle during World War II and Japanese American internment camps of the era, this debut novel tells the heartwarming story of widower Henry Lee, his father, and his first love Keiko Okabe.

Please contact Jackie Lakatos at 630-257-6541 to request a copy of the discussion book. New members are welcome. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Sep
20
Mother Daughter Book Group
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Saturday, September 20 at 2pm
MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK GROUP

Our Mother-Daughter Book Club is aimed at daughters ages 13-16 and their moms.This time we’ll discuss Scarlet by Marissa Meyers. Read the book together, then come ready to share your thoughts. New members are welcome. Please RSVP by calling our Downers Grove store at (630) 963-2665. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 at 2:00 PM Bello Tea | 5111 Main Street, Downers Grove

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove Additional: 5112 Main Street City: Downers Grove, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60515 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
20
Mystery Discussion Group
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Saturday, September 20 at 2pm
Title: The Seventh Woman: A Paris Homicide Mystery

Author: Frederique Molay

N.B.: The author will not be present.

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Sep
21
Mystery Writers of America Meeting
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Sunday, September 21 at 1pm
Topic: TBA

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Sep
22
Cover to Cover Book Group
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Monday, September 22 at 7pm
COVER TO COVER BOOK GROUP

Anderson’s welcomes the Cover to Cover Book Group, a club that focuses on fiction books. This month’s title is Jhumpa Lahin’s The lowland. Please read the book, and join our lively discussion. For more information, call Kathy at (630) 355-2665. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
23
Chris Guillebeau
Anderson's Bookshop - Downers Grove, Tuesday, September 23 at 00am
Chris Guillebeau (added from Random House)
Sep
23
Michael Perry
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Tuesday, September 23 at 7pm
Michael Perry

We’re thrilled to welcome back Michael Perry to celebrate his new tween novel, The Scavengers. It’s an adventure packed tale with a family at its heart. Given two choices, to live in a protective bubble, or to dare it in the world, what would you choose? TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of the author's latest book from Anderson's Bookshop. Thanks!

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
23
Chris Guillebeau
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Tuesday, September 23 at 7pm
Chris Guillebeau

This could work on Chris Guillebeau’s business card: Compulsive Goal Seeker. And it led him to visit the countries of the world. But along the way he met other seekers, like himself. He learned from them about life and was inspired to write, The Happiness of Pursuit. Meet him and hear his story at Anderson’s. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of the author's latest book from Anderson's Bookshop. Thanks!

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
23
LitWits Book Group
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Tuesday, September 23 at 7:30pm
LITWITS BOOK GROUP

Anderson’s welcomes the LitWits Book Group, designed for those who love to read, meet new people and like to have fun. Our new pick for discussion is The Other Typist, by Suzanne Rindell. Please read the book, and join our lively discussion. New members are invited to participate, but are asked to please call and register: (630) 963-2665 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 at 7:30 PM Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove 5112 Main St., Downers Grove

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove Additional: 5112 Main Street City: Downers Grove, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60515 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
23
Book Buzz
Lemont Public Library, Tuesday, September 23 at 8pm
Book Buzz -- Discover new books, broaden your horizons, and share your insights.
1984, by George Orwell
1984 is the year in which it happens. The world is divided into three great powers. Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia, each perpetually at war with the other. Throughout Oceania, 'The Party' rules by the agency of four ministries, whose power is absolute -- the Ministry of Peace, which deals with war, the Ministry of Love (headquarters of the dreaded Thought Police), which deals with law and order, the Ministry of Plenty, which deals in scarcities, and the Ministry of Truth which deals with propaganda. The authorities keep a check on every action, word, gesture or thought.
Discussion will be led by Youth Services Librarian Mary Inman. Copies of the book are available one month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. (added from Eventkeeper)
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Sep
23
CHICK LIT BOOK CLUB
Homer Township Public Library, Tuesday, September 23 at 8pm
Do you love contemporary fiction written for women? Join in the fun, lively discussions at the Chick Lit Book Club! September's selection is Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand. Each month’s book selection is available at the library for check out. New members are welcome! (added from Eventkeeper)
Sep
24
Mike Thomas
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Wednesday, September 24 at 7pm
Mike Thomas

Losing our great comedians makes us treasure their talents all the more. People who make us smile are to be celebrated, and one of those was Phil Hartman. His Chicago-based biographer, Mike Thomas, shares the story of Hartman’s ups, downs and sad end in You Might Remember Me. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove 5112 Main St., Downers Grove

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of the author's latest book from Anderson's Bookshop. Thanks!

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
25
Slobhan Adcock
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Thursday, September 25 at 7pm
SIOBHAN ADCOCK

What a treat to welcome back a local native when she visits with her debut novel, The Barter. This is a psychological thriller, a ghost story, a love story and a unique look at motherhood in two settings separated by a century. Nonetheless, a bond survives between them. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of the author's latest book from Anderson's Bookshop. Thanks!

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
26
Carl Hiaasen
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Friday, September 26 at 7pm
Carl Hiaasen

We have a riot with Carl Hiaasen, and so will young readers in Skink-No Surrender. Fans know that Skink is Hiaasen’s beloved captain character, his presence means that internet predators, turtle-egg robbers, and lowlife thugs are doomed. And readers are doomed to laughter! FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
27
Young Adult Literautre Conference
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Saturday, September 27 at 08:15am
ANDERSON'S 11th ANNUAL YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE CONFERENCE Anderson’s Bookshops proudly present a fresh look at books for young readers at Hotel Arista, in Naperville. The conference features guest authors Carl Hiaasen, Holly Baker, Cassandra Clare, Meg Wolitzer, and Joan Bauer. The seminar includes a full lunch, additional speakers, book talks, breakout sessions, giveaways and book sales. CPDU credits will be available. Tickets are $109 ($80 for full-time students). Advance reservations required. Call (630) 820-2802. Saturday, September 27 beginning at 8:15 a.m. (Doors open at 7:30). SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 | 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM Hotel Arista | 2139 City Gate Lane, Naperville

Location: Street: Hotel Arista Additional: 2139 City Gate Lane City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
27
Sisters in Crime (Local Chapter) Meeting.
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Saturday, September 27 at 11am
Topic: TBA

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Sep
27
Author Discussion & Signing with D.E. Ireland
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Saturday, September 27 at 2pm
Author Discussion & Signing with D.E. Ireland Title: Wouldn't It Be Deadly: An Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins Mystery (The First in the series.) Following her successful appearance at an Embassy Ball—where Eliza Doolittle won Professor Henry Higgins’ bet that he could pass off a Cockney flower girl as a duchess—Eliza becomes an assistant to his chief rival Emil Nepommuck. After Nepommuck publicly takes credit for transforming Eliza into a lady, an enraged Higgins submits proof to a London newspaper that Nepommuck is a fraud. When Nepommuck is found with a dagger in his back, Henry Higgins becomes Scotland Yard’s prime suspect. However, Eliza learns that most of Nepommuck’s pupils had a reason to murder their blackmailing teacher. As another suspect turn up dead and evidence goes missing, Eliza and Higgins realize the only way to clear the Professor’s name is to discover which of Nepommuck’s many enemies is the real killer. When all the suspects attend a performance of Hamlet at Drury Lane, Eliza and Higgins don their theatre best and race to upstage a murderer.

Eliza and Higgins make a surprising and charming pair of detectives in D.E. Ireland's delightfully hilarious series debut, which transports readers to Edwardian London, from the aristocratic environs of Mayfair to the dangerous back alleys of the East End. Wouldn't It Be Deadly boasts a cunning mystery, no shortage of interesting suspects, and some of the most memorable characters of English literature.

About the Author

D.E. IRELAND is a writing team of two authors who met as undergraduates in an anthropology class and have remained friends ever since. Both are married to computer geeks, and each has one beautiful and brilliant daughter. Lifelong book lovers and history buffs, they have authored several novels on their own. Ireland lives in Michigan.

Praise for Wouldn't It Be Deadly: An Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins Mystery…

“In this exciting new novel, Eliza and Higgins are still nursing their grievances against each other when a murder forces them to work together. Join them in this delightful romp through early 20th century London as they try to find a killer and clear Higgins’ name.”—Victoria Thompson, national bestselling author of Murder in Chelsea

“The charming and feisty Eliza Doolittle, the masterful Henry Higgins, a Hungarian upstart, a Sanskrit scholar—all are brought together in an intriguing plot. D.E. Ireland gives us a fascinating look into a bygone world.”—Susan Wittig Albert, national bestselling author of The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star

“When I first heard that D.E. Ireland was writing Wouldn’t It Be Deadly, a mystery featuring Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle, I could have danced all night. We've only been waiting a century for another glimpse of this wonderful duo, and there is no better format than a juicy Edwardian murder. Higgins is his irascible, aristocratic self, while Eliza grows and evolves quickly in a world of society intrigue and danger. They make a wonderful pair of sleuths. Having now read Ireland's work I can safely say, ‘By George, I think she's got it!’"—Will Thomas, author of Fatal Enquiry

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
28
YA Fandom Frenzy
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Sunday, September 28 at 10am
YA FANDOM FRENZY Our YA FANDOM FRENZY day will include some fun and quirky author panels, author story starter sessions, “lightning round” literary quiz questions and an “Inside the Writers Studio” with a James Lipton-esque interview. This is a day for readers and authors to get to know each other better in a fun way. There will be autographing, lunch, a candy bar and swag bags for all attendees. Get your fan frenzy on with some of the best writers of YA literature today! Great for anyone who loves YA! Get crazy with Anderson’s YA FANDOM FRENZY! SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hotel Arista | 2139 City Gate Lane, Naperville

Location: Street: Hotel Arista Additional: 2139 City Gate Lane City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
28
The History Discussion Group (Clio's Chroniclers)
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Sunday, September 28 at 2pm
Title: Raj: The Making and Unmaking of British India

Author: Lawrence James

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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