Library Book Discussions


Skokie Public Library has hosted a Book Discussion Group since 1959. Currently, we also have book discussions for the visually impaired and for teens. A Great Books Discussion group has met at the Library since 1957. Recognizing that there are many private book clubs in the area, we have multiple copies of discussable books available for the use of those clubs and we've compiled a list of Reading Group Favorites.

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Skokie Public Library Book Discussions

Web resourceBooks Available for Local Book Groups

The Library has twelve copies of each book on this list available for use by local book groups. In many cases, Skokie Public Library book discussion questions are also available for these books.
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Web resourceFiction Book Discussions

Read and discuss fiction and literature at Skokie Public Library's monthly fiction discussion groups.

Web resourceGreat Books Discussion Group

View the calendar and titles of Great Books to be discussed at Skokie Public Library.

Web resourceGreat Decisions Discussion Group

This group meets on the third Wednesday of each month (except August and December) to discuss a topic of current affairs. The discussions are framed by reading material and a video supplied by the Foreign Policy Association, a non-profit organization that seeks to promote public discourse and understanding.

For more information contact Bruce Brigell at 847.324.3142.

Web resourceLitLounge

LitLounge is the North Shore's social book discussion group. Grab a drink, discuss books, and meet new people. Co-sponsored by Morton Grove Public Library.

Web resourceOnline Book Clubs

Join our free Online Book Clubs from and receive chapters from popular books in your email inbox!  You may join any (or all) of seven different book clubs: Fiction, Nonfiction, Romance, Business, Good News, Teen, and Audio.

Web resourcePages Through History

Love history? Then, join our Pages Through History book discussion group as we discuss recent history books with fellow history lovers.

Web resourcePast Library Book Discussions

The book discussion groups at Skokie Public Library have discussed many good books over the past forty years; here's the complete list!

Web resourceTalking 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 nonfiction works.  Prior to the discussion, Library staff mail 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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