Book Discussions With Lanny Ori

Professional book discussion leader Lanny Ori leads thought-provoking discussions of notable titles. Books are available at the Adult Services reference desk approximately one month prior to the discussion. Use the links below to register for upcoming discussions - the group takes a hiatus in the summer months. Get on the Book Club News e-mail list and stay up-to-date on hot titles for clubs, as well as the library's book discussion groups.

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Tuesday, March 13, 7:30 PM

Thursday, March 15, 2 PM

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Tuesday, April 17, 7:30 PM

Thursday, April 19, 2 PM

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

Tuesday, May 15, 7:30 PM

Thursday, May 17, 2 PM




Join librarians Liz and Sam to discuss popular titles in a social book club for adults. Meets upstairs at McGonigal's in downtown Barrington. We'll provide some appetizers or desserts - other food and beverages available for purchase.

A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Monday, April 9, 7 PM

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore

Monday, May 14, 7 PM

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 Book Club Resources

Reading Group Guides: The online community for reading groups. Questions for your discussions can be found on this website. Search by author, title and subject.
Goodreads: Can help you decide what to read next based on what you've enjoyed in the past.
LitLovers: Discussion guides, titles suggestions, and reviews.
Database with book recommendations for all ages. Reviews and discussion guides.
What to Do When There's No Discussion Guide Available:
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What titles will your club be discussing in the future? Contact Liz Kirchhoff. This information helps us to make purchasing decisions for our book club collection.