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Book Discussion Groups | Writers' Group | Websites

Dear Reader | An online book club especially for MPLD patrons.

eBooks | Resources for your eReader. MPLD card required.

NextReads | Are you looking for a few good books to read? Sign up for our e-newsletters and get great book suggestions by email. 

New York Times Best Sellers | Find book news, reviews and best-seller lists.

NoveList  | A comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction for adult readers. Find author readalikes or search for your next read by author, title, series, or use the advanced search. MPLD card required.

Other Libraries/Library Systems

Voices of Vision Talking Book Center | provides free library service to persons unable to read or use conventional print material due to a visual or physical disability. There is no cost to eligible readers living in a twelve county area: Boone, Cook (except Chicago), DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, McHenry, and Will counties.

Book Discussion Groups

Book Clubs | As a service to Book Clubs, we have created a set of Book Club Kits for patrons to check out. Search our catalog using the search term "book club kit" to see the list of titles. The kits contain 10 paperback copies of the book, a resource guide for starting a Book Club, information on the specific title as well as a set of discussion

History Book Discussion Group | Meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the library. For dates and titles, click here.

Contemporary Book Discussion Group | Meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the library. For dates and titles, click here.

Classic Literature Book Discussion Group | Meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month at the library. For dates and titles, click here.


Writers' Group

The writer's group is a group of peers getting together to discuss the craft of writing, share their writing with each other, and help each other to become better writers. Please bring six copies of your writing to share. Meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at the library. For dates, click here.




Salon | Book reviews.

Contemporary Poetry Review Magazine | A journal devoted exclusively to poetry criticism.

Poetry Foundation |
reviews, articles, best-seller lists, and an advanced search tool.


Hulu | An online video service that offers current and classic TV shows.

Metacritic | Movies, games, music and TV reviews.

The Playlist | Guide to contemporary cinema via film news, reviews, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


All Music | New music reviews.

8tracks | Listen to handcrafted internet radio. Share your own mix online.

Classical net | Reviews, articles, timelines.

Sound Opinions | Buy it, burn it, trash it — Jim & Greg's Reviews from Chicago Public Radio.


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