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    Program Guide

    Discussion Groups by Age

    Criminal Spines Book Club

    Peer into humanity's darker nature via the world of criminals and detectives. Discuss mysteries, thrillers, suspense novels and true crime.

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    Great Decisions Discussion Group

    Study and discuss foreign policy issues. One topic is covered each week.

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    Great Books Reading & Discussion Group

    Discuss excerpts and complete works from “The Great Books Reading and Discussion Program, First Series, Volume 1 and Volume 2.”

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    Out of this World

    Celebrate both science fiction and fantasy.

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    Read Aloud

    Reading aloud is a long-standing social tradition. This club is for those who wish to enjoy and explore the written word in this historical format.

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    Reader's Night Out

    Socialize with other readers at locations outside of the library.

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    Readers' Rendezvous Daytime Book Club

    Daytime is a great time to talk about books, and this book club provides a great variety of titles to spark conversation, both Fiction and Non-Fiction.

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    Readers’ Choice Book Club

    Explore and discuss quality, thought-provoking fiction and non-fiction titles.

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    On the Table: A Culinary Book Club

    Open to all home cooks who enjoy reading and talking about food. Each month will feature a different culinary theme. Choose any cookbook from the library, make a recipe at home that fits the theme, and then share your recipe, thoughts and experience with fellow cooks.

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    Business Buzz Digital Book Club

    This business-focused virtual book club will introduce participants to solutions, ideas, and new professional colleagues with flexibility to communicate with others through online comments at any time. The topics will focus on entrepreneurial success stories, professional development tips and profiles of successful businesspeople.

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    Teen Book Club

    Teens in 6th through 12th grades
    Bookworms can discuss books they have recently read, are currently reading or even old-time favorites.

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    Monthly Teen Book Giveaway

    Bookworms can read and share their thoughts on the books they are reading by stopping by the lower level teen services desk for the Teen Book Giveaway.

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    YAY FOR YA! An Online Goodreads Book Forum

    Fans of all ages can post, discover and discuss their favorite or next favorite YA book online through the participant's Goodreads account.

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    Book & Fun Club

    For children in Grades 3 - 6
    A virtual child-and-caregiver book discussion group

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    Book Club in a Bag

    Book Club in a Bag kits contain everything you need to host a book club.

    Each bag includes:

    • 12 copies of a popular, discussable title (fiction and nonfiction)
    • Discussion questions
    • Reviews of the title from authoritative sources
    • Author biographical information
    • List of Read-alike titles or similar titles
    • Tips for leading a book club

    To check out a bag:

    • Find the title you are interested in
    • Place a hold
    • Pickup the bag at your nearest Naperville Public Library building.

    Return a bag:

    • Each bag checks out for six weeks and check out can be renewed if no one else is waiting for the bag. 
    • Bags can be returned to any of the three library buildings.

    Email us to suggest a title to add to Book Club in a Bag.