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Monthly Clubs at the Algonquin Area Public Library

Join a monthly book club, anime/manga discussion group or writing group at the Algonquin Area Public Library District. Find others that share your interests and have fun with the Library!

Join the Library in one of the monthly groups! There is something for everyone, from book clubs to anime to writing groups.

 

BOOK CLUBS:

Book Clubbers Book Discussion Group

The Winter Thief by Jenny White, February 7 @ 7:00 pm

Harnish Main Library

2600 Harnish Drive

Algonquin, IL 60102

Special Prosecutor Kamil Pasha encounters his most ruthless adversary to date: Vahid, head of a special branch of the secret police, who has convinced the sultan that a socialist commune is leading a secessionist movement and should be destroyed--along with surrounding villages. Kamil must stop the massacre, but he finds himself on the wrong side of the law, framed for murder and accused of treason.

 

Night Readers Book Discussion Group

Stealing Athena by Karen Essex, February 21 @ 7:00 pm

Harnish Main Library

2600 Harnish Drive

Algonquin, IL 60102

The novel interweaves the story of two women, Aspasia and Mary, separated by centuries but united by their association with some of the world's greatest and most controversial works of art. Aspasia is a philosopher and courtesan to visionary politician Pericles during Athens's Golden Age. She defies societal restrictions to become an influential in Athens' power circle. Mary is the Countess of Elgin and a beautiful Scottish heiress. She charms the fearsome men of the Ottoman Empire to make possible her husband's costly acquisitions. Both women prevail at a heavy price for their rebellion.

 

Classics Book Group

Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol, February 20 @ 7:00 pm

Harnish Main Library

2600 Harnish Drive

Algonquin, IL 60102

Chichikov, a middle-class social climber, goes on a journey to collect dead souls. These dead souls are serfs who have died since the last census was taken. However, dead, they have not yet been removed from official records, and are therefore subject to taxation. The story follows Chichikov’s bizarre plan to take out a loan against all the dead souls.

ANIME:

Animangiacs: Anime/Manga Discussion Group at Eastgate Branch

February 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Eastgate Branch Library

115 Eastgate Drive

Algonquin, IL 60102

Fans of anime and manga are invited to join our discussion group. We watch shows, share favorites and geek out on anime and popular comic culture. Fans that are out of high school can drop in anytime.

 WRITING:

Writers Group: Creativity Café

February 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Harnish Main Library

2600 Harnish Drive

Algonquin, IL 60102

Join in our monthly “Creativity Café!” Writers can use the time for writing, small group critique, or to present a workshop. Ideas welcome. Open to all!

 

Critique Group

February 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Harnish Main Library

2600 Harnish Drive

Algonquin, IL 60102

Come join the Library’s interesting and diverse group of local writers for this monthly critique group. No need to bring a writing piece on your first visit. We welcome everyone from beginner to advanced!

 

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