Library Book & Movie Clubs

Do you like to discuss literature or movies? Look no further than the Grayslake Library book clubs! Check out the current titles we're discussing below.

Do you host your own book club? Check out our book discussion collection, where we have multiple copies of popular book club titles that can all be checked out at once.

Upcoming Book & Movie Club Titles

Thursday Night Book Chat

Thursday, December 15 @ 7:00 PM; Register here

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections by Eva Jurczyk

"Liesl Weiss long ago learned to be content working behind the scenes in the distinguished rare books department of a large university, managing details and working behind the scenes to make the head of the department look good. But when her boss has a stroke and she's left to run things, she discovers that the library's most prized manuscript is missing.

Liesl tries to sound the alarm and inform the police about the missing priceless book, but is told repeatedly to keep quiet, to keep the doors open and the donors happy. But then a librarian unexpectedly stops showing up to work. Liesl must investigate both disappearances, unspooling her colleagues' pasts like the threads of a rare book binding as it becomes clear that someone in the department must be responsible for the theft. What Liesl discovers about the dusty manuscripts she has worked among for so long—and about the people who care for and revere them—shakes the very foundation on which she has built her life."

Sci-Fi Book Club

Monday, December 5 @ 7:00 PM

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Ring by Koji Suzuki

"A mysterious videotape warns that the viewer will die in one week unless a certain, unspecified act is performed. Exactly one week after watching the tape, four teenagers die one after another of heart failure.

Asakawa, a hardworking journalist, is intrigued by his niece's inexplicable death. His investigation leads him from a metropolitan Tokyo teeming with modern society's fears to a rural Japan—a mountain resort, a volcanic island, and a countryside clinic—haunted by the past. His attempt to solve the tape's mystery before it's too late—for everyone—assumes an increasingly deadly urgency. Ring is a chillingly told horror story, a masterfully suspenseful mystery, and post-modern trip."

True Crime Book Club

Tuesday, December 20 @ 7:00 PM; Register here

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

"For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area.

Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true crime journalist who created the popular website, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called "the Golden State Killer." Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was."

Sci-Fi Movie Club

Wednesday, December 14 @ 7:00 PM

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

"With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon."