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Book Clubs & Discussion Groups

We offer a wide array of book clubs and discussion groups that cover various topics, formats, and genres. Have a look below and click on the join button to sign up for the group's next session. Contact us at bookclub@gpld.org or call us at 630-232-0780 if you have questions.

Book Clubs
Books & Beyond Book Club

4PM in the Conference Room on certain dates

Next Series Dates: January 3, 2024; January 17, 2024; January 31, 2024; February 14, 2024; February 28, 2024; March 13, 2024


Description: Books & Beyond Book Club is a book club for individuals 18 and over with cognitive and developmental disabilities. All are welcome regardless of reading ability.


Designed as a relaxing and fun way to share stories, participants will make friends, enjoy some laughs and, along the way, maybe learn something new Books & Beyond is all about connecting and socializing.

Registration is Required



Upcoming Meetings


Dish! Cookbook Book Discussion

Second Thursday of every month at 1PM in the Conference Room


Description: If you have ever wanted to try new recipes and learn new cooking techniques, then Dish! is the book discussion group for you. Each month we explore a different cookbook, try some of the recipes within them, and discuss how each book has expanded our culinary horizons. Food may be served in this club. If you have any concerns about food allergies or specific dietary restrictions, please speak with a Library staff member prior to the club's meeting.

Registration is Recommended


Upcoming Meetings


Let's Talk About Books

Second Thursday of every month at 10AM in the Conference Room


Description: This is a no pressure book club. We meet once a month to discuss a topic that is related to books. The reading for this book club is a suggestion and is not required. If you have ever wanted to sit around with your friends and talk about books, this club is for you.

Registration is Recommended


Upcoming Meetings


Over Booked Book Club

Fourth Thursday of every month at 7PM in the Combined Study Rooms 4 & 5


Description: The 20s & 30s are a perfect time for starting new activities and trying new books! The Over Booked Book Club is a great place to accomplish that goal and meet some new friends in the same age range!

Registration is Recommended


Upcoming Meetings


Tuesday Evening Fiction Book Club

Fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30PM in the Conference Room


Description: Tuesday Evening Book Club meets once a month to discuss books from a wide range of topics and genres. From mysteries to historical fiction, this club will have a little bit of everything. This club is perfect for those that prefer an evening discussion group.

Registration is Recommended


Upcoming Meetings


Thursday Morning Book Club

Holds two meetings every month at 10AM in the Conference Room to discuss the month's book (participants only need to attend one meeting per month)


Description: The Thursday Morning Book Club offers two meetings a month to discuss fiction books from a wide range of topics and genres. Our goal is to read books we wouldn't normally read and to have fun doing it. If you need something to get you out of your reading slump, this club is for you.

Registration is Recommended


Upcoming Meetings


Discussion Groups
Foreign Film Sunday

Third Sunday of every month at 1PM in the Meeting Room


Description: Appreciate the art of cinema? Join us to watch, then discuss a foreign film led by members of Geneva's International Cultural Exchange Committee.

Registration is Recommended



Upcoming Meetings
Geneva Learners Discussion Group

Every Friday at 10AM in the Meeting Room


Description: Geneva Learners is a world affairs discussion group that meets discuss a predetermined topic. Topics may range from local, international, and everything in between, and are usually determined 1-2 days in advance of each meeting. The group welcomes everyone and strives for diversity of opinion and respectful discussion. Participants can either attend in-person or over Zoom.

Registration is Recommended



Upcoming Meetings
Great Decisions Discussion Group

Fourth Wednesday of every month, except November and December, at 4PM in the Meeting Room


Description: Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The group will read the Great Decisions Briefing Book, then attend the meeting with a short video introduction and a guided discussion. The briefing book is available for pick-up at the lobby desk of the Library.

Registration is Recommended



Upcoming Meetings
Night Writers Workshop

Second Tuesday of every month at 6PM in the Meeting Room


Description: Led by author and teacher Rick Holinger, this program is a writer's workshop that lets writers experience a setting where they can grow with the help of other experienced writers.

Registration is Recommended



Upcoming Meetings

Looking for a read for your own book club?

Feel free to head to our Book Club Favorites page for plenty of suggestions and downloadable discussion guides.

Book Club Favorites