Virtual Book Discussions:

  • Spooky Stories for Kids Book Talk. Jaime Thome of Artists Book House and EPL Collections Manager Betsy Bird chat about how scary stories make us feel, and about the nature and thrill of ghostly tales. Read more and get the link to join at Monday, October 5, 7 pm 
  • Keepin it Real Non-Fiction Book Group discusses: Not Forgotten: The True Story of My Imprisonment in North Korea by Kenneth Bae and Mark Tabb, Tuesday, October 6, 7 pm. Register at
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group discusses: Snake Agent by Liz Williams. Wednesday, October 7, 7 pm. Register at 
  • African American Literature Book Group discusses: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. Thursday, October 15, 7 pmRegister at
  • Midwest Address Literary Lunchbreak: Carl Smith discusses his new book, Chicago’s Great Fire: The Destruction and Resurrection of an Iconic American CityThursday, October 29, 12 pm. Co-sponsored with Bookends and Beginnings bookstore. Register at
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group discusses: The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang. Wednesday, November 4, 7 pm. Register at 
  • History Book Group discusses: A Stroll to Syracuse by J.G. Seume. Monday, November 9, 7 pm. Register at