Events & Programs
Literary Events


The Library presents wonderful literary events on a regular basis, ranging from a variety of book discussions to visits from local and nationally known authors. Check the Library calendar for upcoming events or subscribe to the literary events RSS feed. RSS feed

There are also a number of bookstores in the Skokie area that host author visits, writing workshops, and activities for children. Check out their websites for upcoming activities.

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View, save, share, and register for programsCalendar of Literary Events at Skokie Public Library

Are you an author or have a program you'd like to present at the Library?  Information regarding applying to perform or speak is available online.

View, save, share, and register for programsAuthor Visits and Literary Events

The Library frequently hosts writing workshops to hone the skills of local writers as well as arranges for visits from a variety of authors.

View, save, share, and register for programsBook Discussions

Join Skokie Public Librarians as they read and discuss new books each month. Skokie residents can pick up copies of the book to be discussed beginning on the fifth day of the month preceding the discussion. All sessions are held in the Book Discussion Room.

To participate in a book discussion, sign up at the Readers' Services desk.

Web resourceGreat Books Discussion Group

The Great Books Discussion Group meets the second Tuesday of every month (with the exception of January, February, July, and August) to discuss classic tales from literature.  The Group meets in the Library's Book Discussion Room.

Call Corie Ginsberg at 847.673.1814 for more information.

View, save, share, and register for programsTalking Books Discussion Group

People with visual impairments are invited to take part in this monthly Talking Books program. Led by librarian Gary Gustin, this group discusses fiction and non-fiction works. Prior to the discussion, Library staff mail out the Talking Books cassettes from the Library of Congress to all registered participants. Talking Books is held the fourth Wednesday of every month in the Book Discussion Room.

For more information on this program, contact Gary Gustin at 847.324.3163.

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Literary Events Around Town

Web resourceAnderson’s Bookshop: Events

This popular independent bookstore, with locations in Naperville and Downers Grove, hosts a variety of author visits and book discussions.

Web resourceBarnes & Noble: Stores and Events

Visit this site for a list of events taking place at nearby Barnes & Noble stores.

Web resourceChicago Reader: Literary Events

The Chicago Reader provides a complete list of readings and author visits in the Chicagoland area. The list is updated weekly.

Web resourceNextbook Discussions

The Chicagoland Nextbook Writers Series is a project of Nextbook, the Chicago Public Library and the North Suburban Library System. The series promotes Jewish literature and culture through readings, talks, and conversations with internationally acclaimed writers and thinkers.

For more information on the Writers Series and book groups, please call 312.747.4074.

Web resourceWomen and Children First: Events Schedule

This feminist bookstore, located at 5233 North Clark Street in Chicago, hosts regular events including discussion groups, author visits, and performances.

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