Community Book Club

The Community Book Club meets September - May, on the last Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at the library. A meeting is held in August to determine the books that will be read for the upcoming year. Please contact Chris at (217) 243-5435 to be alerted about the August meeting.

Books from 2017-2018:

September 28: God Help the Child by Toni Morrison (2014)

October 26: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande (2014)

November 30: Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin (1953)

January 25: Istanbul: City of Majesty at the Crossroads of the World by Thomas F. Madden (2016)

February 22: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (2016)

March 22: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein (1937)

April 26: The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein (1933)

May 31: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks (2008)

Senior Book Club

The Jacksonville Area Senior Center Book Club will meet on Tuesday, July 17th at 11 am at the Community Park Building (1309 South Main Street). Outreach Librarian Diane Hollendonner will lead the discussion and presents books on the topic "Alaskan Vacation". Participants are encouraged to bring an object or story to share.