Book Clubs

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Help For Local Book Discussion Groups

Did you know that the library services approximately 140 active book clubs? Let us help you start your own! Cook Memorial Public Library supports book discussion groups and offers an extensive collection of popular titles.

Book Club Guides

Register Your Book Club

Call the Adult Services Desk (847-362-2330 x1302) if you have any further questions.

Please note: Titles listed with due dates may still be available for book club use. To inquire about titles email Readers' Advisor Connie Regan: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

See a list of book club titles the library offers. Download the list of books.

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Cook Library Book Clubs -- join us for a lively exchange of ideas

Morning Discussion

Meets at 10:00 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month in the meeting room of the Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Led by Connie Regan. Contact the Adult Services Desk 847-362-2330 x1302 to reserve a copy of our monthly selections.
Morning Discussion Selections & Dates

Evening Discussion

Meets at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday in the meeting room of the Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Led by Ellen Jennings. Contact the Adult Services Desk 847-362-2330 x1302 to reserve a copy of our monthly selections.
Evening Discussion Selections & Dates

Nonfiction Book Club

Meets at 2:00 p.m. on the first Friday of the month in the Cook Park Library Quiet Reading Room located on the upper level of the library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. This group reads selections from a broad range of subjects and explores a breadth of acclaimed nonfiction works. Led by Haley Samuelson. Contact the Adult Services Desk 847-362-2330 x1302 to reserve a copy of our monthly selections.
Upcoming titles and dates-
August 1: After Visiting Friends by Michael Hainey
Sept. 5: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Oct. 3: Going Clear by Lawrence Wright
Nov. 7: Facing the Wave by Gretel Erlich
Dec. 5: Alphabet Juice by Roy Blount, Jr.

Classics Club: Plug Into The Past & Discover The Present

Revisit some classic literature. Spend some time with old favorites. Remember that if you have an ereader, copies of the book can be downloaded from the library's MyMediaMall Duke Classics collection. The Classics Club meets at 7 p.m. at Cook Park on the first Tuesday every other month, lead by Ellen Jennings. Contact the Adult Services Desk 847-362-2330 x1302 to reserve a copy of our monthly selections. Upcoming titles and dates:
Sept. 2: Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
Nov. 4: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Mystery Book Club

The Agatha Mystery Book Club meets at 1:30pm on the fourth Monday in the meeting room of the Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Led by Mary Ann Constantine. Contact the Adult Services Desk 847-362-2330 x1302 to reserve a copy of our monthly selections.
Upcoming titles and dates-
July 28: Boundary Waters by William Kent Krueger
Aug. 25: The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
Sept. 22: Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly
Oct. 27: Innocent by Scott Turow
Nov. 24: The Impersonator by Mary Miley
Dec. 4: Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda


REMEFRITA- English Language Learners Book Discussion

Exercise your English in conversation! REMEFRITA stands for REading, MEeting, FRiends, and TAlking. If you would like to know more about REMEFRITA, please contact Trish Compton, 847 362-2330 x1139 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Booked For Dessert

If your book club is interested in getting Booked for Dessert, which includes the use of our quiet reading room, treats and a tour of the library, please contact the Fiction, Movies and Movies staff at 847-362-2330 x1302.