Book Discussions

Cooking Up Controversy: Maurice Sendak’s In the Night Kitchen

Posted September 21, 2014 | Posted in Book Discussions, Readers Advisory
Cooking Up Controversy: Maurice Sendak’s In the Night Kitchen

 From its first publication in 1970, Maurice Sendak’s In the Night Kitchen has been a regular guest on the lists of the books most frequently banned and/or challenged in the US. This is due chiefly to its portrayal of its pre-school aged protaganist, Mickey, in the nude. The book depicts him fully clothed until he (read the rest…)

New Book Discussion Group

Posted June 6, 2014 | Posted in Book Discussions, Front Page, What We're Reading
New Book Discussion Group

  Lounge with a latte as you share your latest great read with other book lovers! The Villa Park Public Library will host its newest Small Talk book discussion series at C U Latte Café, 9 E Blvd., Villa Park, IL. The first Small Talk discussion will be held Tuesday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. (read the rest…)

Handmaid’s Tale – Read Alikes

Posted April 14, 2014 | Posted in Book Discussions, Readers Advisory

If you enjoyed reading Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale,  here are some books that are sure to please: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Possession by A.S. Byatt The Eyre Affair by Jason Fforde Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 1984 by George Orwell

Handmaid’s Tale – Points To Ponder

Posted April 7, 2014 | Posted in Book Discussions, Readers Advisory, What We're Reading

Prior to reading our book discussion pick The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, here are some questions to consider. Hope to see you on Thursday April 17th at 7:30 pm for the discussion. The society in the novel is not ideal, but are there any parts of society that are an improvement over ours? Do (read the rest…)

Handmaid’s Tale – About the Book

Posted April 3, 2014 | Posted in Book Discussions, Readers Advisory, What We're Reading

As part of  National Library Week festivities, a book discussion of  The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood  is being held April 17th at 7:30 pm. A  little information about the book to get you started  from Reading Group Guides. “In the world of the near future, who will control women’s bodies? Offred…must lie on her (read the rest…)

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