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Welcome to RSA Bookgroups 

 

The Resource Sharing Alliance (RSA) is a consortium of libraries in Central Illinois that share a common library automation system.  RSA facilitates sharing of materials among its member libraries providing you with access to materials from up to 143 different libraries. RSA's website is http://alsi.sdp.sirsi.net/client/RSAwebsite 

 

Since we share our material, we try to coordinate our book groups through this wiki.  Please post your library's schedule when it's available.  Thanks!

 

PLEASE NOTE: THIS PAGE IS FOR 2024 

For 2023 titles, please click here 

Please click here for 2022 titles

Please click here for 2021 titles

Please click here for 2020 titles

Please click here for 2019 titles

Please click here for 2018 titles

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Please click here for 2015 titles

 

 

Libraries A-Z

 

 

Alpha Park Public Library in Bartonville

We meet the 2nd Thursday of the Month 

 


 

Beardstown Houston Memorial

 

Book club meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month 12:00 - 1:00 pm

January 16 - The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore

February 20 - Killing the Witches by Bill O'Reilly

March 19 - Someone Else's Shoes by Jojo Moyes


Bradford Public Library District

 

The 3rd Monday Book Club - 5 p.m.

 est. May 2006

 

Books Discussed

January 2024 - The Lighthouse - Eugenia Price

February 2024 - The Winter Orphans - Kristin Beck

March 2024 - Hello, Stranger - Katherine Center

 

 

Chick Lit Book Club

Meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

est. January 2024

 

Books Discussed

February 2024 - Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn

 

 


 

Brimfield Public Library District

 

Brimfield Book Club meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 1:00pm

January 23rd - The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni

February 27th - West With Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge

March 26th - How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior

April 23rd -

May 28th - 

June 25th -

July 23rd - 

August 27th - 

September 24th - 

October 22nd - 

November 26th - 

December  24th - Date subject to change due to holiday

 

Social Justice Book Club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00pm

January 9th - Exodus by Leon Uris     

February 13th - A Harvest of Thorns by Corbin Addison

March 12th - Loaded by Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz

April 9th - 

May 14th - 

June 11th - 

July 9th - 

August 13th - 

September 10th - 

October 8th - 

November 12th -

December 10th -

 

For more information, contact Abby at 309-446-9575 oawood@brimfieldlibrary.org.


 

Cambridge Public Library District

 

Book Club meets from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. on the following dates in 2024:

 


 

Chenoa Public Library District

 

 


 

Chillicothe Public Library

 

Books+Tea @ the Library meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month

 

Curiosity & Cheesecake meets on the last Tuesday of the month

 

 

Super Secret Graphic Novel Book Club meets on the last Thursday of the month

 

Let's Taco 'bout It meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month

 

 

A Taste of History Culinary Book Club

 

 

For more information, contact Catherine at 309-274-2719 or cbarnett@chillicothepubliclibrary.org.


 

Clover District Library

 

Clover Library Book Club

     Meets in the Library Community Room on the last Thursday of the Month at 9:30 am

January 25- If a Poem Could Live and Breath by Mary Calvi

February 29- The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams

March 28- Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

April 25- Still Life by Louise Penny

May 30- The Last Green Valley by Mark Sullivan

June 27- Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

July 25- The Doctor's Blackwell by Janice Nimura

August 29- The Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Richardson

September 26- American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

October 31- The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede

No November Meeting

December 5- The Boys from Biolxi by John Grisham

 

Young Adult Book Group

     Online only group; join via Beanstack.

 

PEO Book Club

     Meets privately the 2nd Tuesday of the Month; by invitation only.  Contact the Library for information: (309) 334-2680.

January 9- All Things New by Lynn Austin

February 13- Where the Daffodils Bloom by Leya Delray

March 12- The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

April 9- The Paris Showroom by Juliet Blackwell

May 14- Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Boylan

June 11- The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

July 9- Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

August 13- The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

 

 

Lunch Bunch - Retired Teacher's Book Club

     Meets privately the 2nd Wednesday of the Month.  Contact the Library for more information.

January 24- Twenty Years Later by Charlie Donlea

February 28- Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

March 27- Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

April 24- If a Poem Could Live and Breathe by Mary Calvi


 

Colchester District Library

 

Reader's Group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the Don O'Hara Reading Room at the Library.

 


Dunlap Public Library District

 

 


 

El Paso District Library

 

Our book club (RIOT ACT - Readers In Our Town Are Coming Together) meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 7 pm.

 

January-  

February - 

March -

April - 

May -

June -

July -

August -

September -

October -

 


 

Eureka Public Library District

 

Musings on Main 

First Thursdays @ 6:30pm

MUSINGS READING 2024 CALENDAR

 

     


 

Farmington Area Public Library District

Second Monday Book Group (Second Monday each month at 6:30pm at the Library)

January 8 - What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottoline - Picking Up The Mostly True Story of Tanner & Louise by Colleen Oakley

February 12 - The Mostly True Story of Tanner & Louise - Picking Up Transcription by Kate Atkinson

March 11 - Transcription - Picking Up The Last Flight by Julie Clark

April 8 - The Last Flight - Picking Up Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson

May 13 - Pineapple Street - Picking Up TBD

September 9 - TBD

October14 - TBD

November 11 - TBD

December 9 - TBD

 

After Thoughts Book Club at Hanna City Community Center (Last Monday of each month at 9:30am)

January 29 - The Secrets of Emberwild by Stephenia McGee - Picking Up Dead and Gondola by Ann Claire

February 26 - Dead and Gondola - Picking Up When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin

March 25 - When Crickets Cry - Picking Up The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

April 29 - The Secret Life of Bees - Picking Up Dust Bowl Girls by Lydia Reeder

May 20 - Dust Bowl Girls - Picking Up A Place of Secrets by Rachel Hore

June 24 - A Place of Secrets - Picking Up Meet Me in the Margins by Melissa Ferguson

July 29 - Meet Me in the Margins - Picking Up Edge of Dusk: An Annie Pederson Series by Colleen Coble

August - Not Meeting

September 30 - Edge of Dusk: An Annie Pederson Series - Picking Up The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti

October 28 - The Good Thief - Picking Up Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright

November 25 - Christmas Jars - Picking Up Let It Snow by Beth Moran

December ?? - Let It Snow - Picking Up TBD

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THE LIBRARY AT 309-245-2175


 

Fondulac District Library in East Peoria

YA For All Book Club (YA book discussion for teens and adults), meets second Tuesday of every month at 7pm

 

 

Teen Space Book Club (YA book discussion for grades 8 through 12), meets third Tuesday of every month at 7pm

 

 

To Be Continued Book Club (A series book club for 5-8th graders), meets the third Thursday of every month at 6:30pm

 


 

Four Star Public Library District

COVER 2 COVER BOOK CLUB

 

December 2023/January 2024:  The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore

February 2024:  The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson

March 2024:  House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

April 2024:  The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

 


 

Galesburg Public Library

Please note: we DO loan our book club kits to other libraries for book discussions. Contact Jane (jane.easterly@galesburglibrary.org or 309-343-6118) if you want to borrow one of our kits.

 

Tuesday/Thursday Book Clubs 

 

 

Tome Raiders Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club

 

 

 

Food for Thought Book Club 

 

 

 

 

 


 

H.A. Peine District Library (in Minier)

 

Our Book Club meets the last Monday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Library, unless otherwise noted.

 

January 29, 2024 - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

February 26, 2024 - The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

March 25, 2024 - The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell 

April 29, 2024 - West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge

May 20, 2024 - Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

June 24, 2024 - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

 

 

 

 


Henderson County Public Library District - Biggsville

 

Turning Pages Book Club

 


 

Henry Public Library - Henry, IL

 

Best Little Book Club by a Dam Site - Group formed fall of 2002 and named January 2003.  Henry has been using variations on this theme for many years.  The first instance I found was in the 1 February 1872 paper.

 

We meet at 9:30 on the Second Monday of the month.  We generally pick 6 months of books at a time.

 


 

Illinois Prairie District Public Library

 

Germantown Hills Branch

 

Book Buzz meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1 pm.

 

Spring Bay Branch

The Spring Bay Bookies celebrated 22 years in January.  Meeting are held once a month at the Spring Bay Branch.  We hope to avoid conflicts with other book clubs in getting our selections, and the past year proved successful.  We take turns selecting books and hosting that meeting. 

 

                                             Title                                                                  Author

January                     When We Were Vikings                           Andrew David MacDonald

February                   The Guest List                                          Lucy Foley 

March                       The Gold Finch                                        Donna Tartt  

April                         The Martian                                              Andy Weir 

May                          Racing the Light                                      Robert Crais

June                         American Dirt                                           Jeanine Cummins

July                          Two Nights in Lisbon                               Chris Pavone

August                     Tailspin                                                     Chris Pavone

September               Malibu Rising                                          Taylor Jenkins Reid

October                   The Orphan Collector                              Ellen Marie Weisman

November               Killers of the Flower Moon                      David Grann

December                The Winter Garden                                 Kristin Hannah                         

 

 


 

Kewanee Public Library District 

Adult Book Club meets the 3rd Monday of each month.

 

January - The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

February - No meeting

March - The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore

April - Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas

May - The Boys by Ron & Clint Howard

June - Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

July - The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd

August - The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin

September - The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

October - Lessons from Lucy by Dave Barry

November - The Book Woman's Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson

December - The Christmas Spirit by Debbie Macomber

 

 

 

 


 

Lillie M. Evans Library District in Princeville

 

"Talk About a Good Book” Discussion Group

                       Usually meets last Monday of the month at 3 pm in Turner Room

                             

 2024 (Our 21st year)

January 29

The Air Raid Book Club

Annie Lyons

February 26

House of Lincoln

Nancy Horan

March 25

This is Your Mind on Plants

Michael Pollan

April 29

This Tender Land

 William Kent Krueger

May 20

Vanderbilt

Anderson Cooper

June 24

Mad Honey

Jodi Picoult

July 29

Killers of A Certain Age

Deanna Raybourn

August 26

Tom Lake

Ann Patchett

September 30

Remarkably Bright Creatures

Shelby Van Pelt

October 28

Wager

David Grann

November 25

Firekeeper’s Daughter

Angeline Boulley

December 9th @ 3pm —Coffee Chat about your 2024 favorites & get our new list for 2025

Resources and blog available online at: http://talkaboutagoodbook.blogspot.com/ 

 

New Cookbook Club

January 30th at 6pm – The Mediterranean Dish by Suzy Karadsheh

March 5th at 6pm – One by Jamie Oliver

  1. Bring the book and an item made from a recipe in the cookbook to the book club meeting
  2. We’ll talk about the cookbook, which recipes you made, why you chose them, and how it all went

 

Contact Beth Duttlinger lill@lmelibrary.org for more information.

 


 

Macomb Public Library

 

Page Turners

Page Turners is an adult reading/discussion group sponsored by the Friends of the Macomb Public Library. They meet monthly on Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Macomb Public Library multi-purpose room. Usually the group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

 

 

Shared Community Action Group is organizing a One Book One Community for Macomb, with activities scheduled for February 2023. There is not a single date because the group is currently planning multiple activities for the month. Any books, DVDs, or Blu-rays borrowed to support the book selection Brian's Song by William Blinn will be needed through February 28, 2023.

 

There are also book clubs affiliated with our local university, so a few patrons sometimes request titles for those as well. Those patrons usually place their requests on RSACat with no library staff assistance, so staff is usually unaware the titles are intended for book club use or how long materials may be in use unless the patron expresses concern about being able to renew a title. These particular patrons are usually very responsible about their usage, though, and the titles are usually not in high demand at the time these patrons place their requests. 

 

When we see there is a situation of a book club title not being easily available, we expand our searches to non-RSA libraries.

 

Contact Carla Ainslie macomblib.carla@gmail.com or macomb.pld.rsa@gmail.com for more information.

 


 

Morrison & Mary Wiley Library (in Elmwood)

 

Our Book Group meets the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 PM. New members and visitors are always welcome!

January 4, 2024 -- A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

February 1, 2024 -- The Wager by David Grann

March 7, 2024 -- Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng

April 4, 2024 -- Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney

May 2, 2024 -- It Goes So Fast by Mary Louise Kelly

June 6, 2024 -- Hang the Moon by Jeannette Wells

July 4, 2024 -- No Meeting

August 1, 2024 -- Adelaide by Genevieve Wheeler

September 5, 2024 -- The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell

October 3, 2024 -- My Fiend Anne Frank by Hannah Pick-Goslar

November 7, 2024 -- Go As a River by Shelley Read

December 5, 2024 -- Flight Paths by Rebecca Heisman

 

 

 

 


 

Morton Public Library Book Club

 

Books & Bites is held at local restaurants on the third Tuesday of the month. Contact Emma Roth Smith at emmas@mortonlibrary.org

 

Required Reading will be held the second Thursday of each month Contact Shannon at shannonk@mortonlibrary.org

 

 


 

Normal Public Library

 

Stranger Than Fiction: A Nonfiction Book Club meets monthly, usually on the 2nd Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 pm. Beginning in June, we will meet at the Beer Hall at DESTIHL, in Normal. Contact: Rhiannon - rhiannon@normalpl.org

 

 

 

Adult Reading Challenge Book Brunch meets monthly, usually on the 4th Tuesday from 10-11 am in the Board Room. Books are reader's choice by cued to the theme of that month's challenge. Contact: Kari - kgarman@normalpl.org

  

Romance Me Book Club meets monthly, usually on the 4th Thursday from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room. Contact: Kari - kgarman@normalpl.org 

 

Our 2024 Romance Me Book Club reading list:

Thursday, January 25Pride and Prejudice - Austen

Thursday, February 22The House in the Cerulean Sea – Klune

Thursday, March 28The Kiss Quotient - Hoang

Thursday, April 25Before I Let Go - Ryan

Thursday, May 23Dial ‘A’ for Aunties - Sutanto

Thursday, June 27The Proposal - Balogh

Thursday, July 25If the Shoe Fits - Murphy

Thursday, August 22Ghosted - Walsh

Thursday, September 26The Space Between Worlds - Johnson

Thursday, October 24Written in the Stars - Bellefleur

Thursday, November 14: You Choose!

Thursday, December 26The Friend Zone - Jimenez

 

 


 

Pekin Public Library

 

We meet the 1st Monday of the month at 2 and 6:30 (same book both times)

I ORDER 42 BOOKS EACH MONTH (sorry to deplete the supply)   Victoria   vvolckmann@pekinpubliclibrary.org

  

2024

January: Discussing Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid, picking up The Healing of Natalie Curtis by Jane Kirkpatrick

February: Discussing The Healing of Natalie Curtis by Jane Kirkpatrick, picking up Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

March: Discussing Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt, picking up Looking for Jane by Heather Marshall

April: Discussing Looking for Jane by Heather Marshall, picking up Where Coyotes Howl by Sandra Dallas

May: Discussing Where Coyotes Howl by Sandra Dallas, picking up Happy Place by Emily Henry

June: Discussing Happy Place by Emily Henry, picking up TBD

 

 


 

Prairie Skies Public Library District

 "Bookies" Book Club 

 

Meet at the Pleasant Plains location on the 4th Thursday of each month @ 7 pm

    

All are welcome

 

ABC book club

 

Meets at Ashland location on the third Tuesday of each month @ 6:30pm

     


Quincy Public Library

 

Bookies--meet in the Library on the first Wednesday of each month at 1:30 PM

TBD

 

Renaissance Readers--meet in the library on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:15 AM

TBD

 

Unshelved--meets in the library on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 PM

TBD

 

20s & 30s SciFi/Horror reading group -- meets in the library on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM.  

TBD

    

Literary Angles--meet at the library on the third Tuesday each month at 1:30 PM

TBD

 

All Over the Page--meets at local restaurants on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM

TBD

 


 

Rushville Public Library

We meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m.

 

  


Toulon Public District Library

 

Third Thursday Bookclub (Every 3rd Thursday at 6:30pm)

 

 

YA Book Club (Last Tuesday of Each Month)

 

Youth Book Club (Last Tuesday of Each Month)

 


 

Tremont District Library

 

Third Thursday Bookclub -- Meets at the library, 1:30pm Third Thursdays

 

January - Crow Mary by Kathleen Grissom

February - Boys in the Boat 

March - TBD

 

 

 

 

 

 


Washington District Library

 

We meet the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM in the Main library study rooms. (We do not meet during June/July, due to Summer Reading.)

 


 

Wyoming Public Library Book Club

 

Meet at the Paramount Theater at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month

2024

 

                   


 

Questions about this wiki?  

 

Contact Beth Duttlinger

bethd@lmelibrary.org 

Lillie M. Evans Library District

207 N Walnut, PO Box 349

Princeville, IL 61559

lmelibrary.org

 

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