EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION
Discussions are held in the Crown Point Library on the second
Thursday at 6:30 pm. The group does not meet in July, August, or December.
Books assigned are available on special loan at the Circulation
Desk. Additional copies can be borrowed from the regular library collection or through interlibrary
An electronic newsletter is available here for reading or by subscribing.
A list of all the books the groups have read is available here.
New members are always
welcome! For more information, contact the discussion leader: Barb Houk, Special Services Librarian, at 219-663-0270 or
Thursday, February 14 at 6:30 pm
Loving Frank, by Nancy
Fact and fiction blend in a historical novel that
chronicles the relationship between seminal architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney, from their meeting,
when they were each married to another, to the clandestine affair that shocked Chicago
Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 pm
The Book Thief, by Mark
Living with a foster family in Germany during
World War II, a young girl struggles to survive her day-to-day trials through stealing anything she can get her
hands on, but when she discovers the beauty of literature, she realizes that she has been blessed with a gift
that must be shared with others, including the Jewish man hiding in the basement.
Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 pm
Olive Kitteredge, by Elizabeth
The world of Olive
Kitteridge, a retired school teacher in a small coastal town in Maine, is revealed in stories that explore her
diverse roles in many lives, including a lounge singer haunted by a past love, her stoic husband, and her own
Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 pm
The Glass Castle, by Jeannette
The second child of a scholarly, alcoholic father
and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing from the Arizona desert, to Las Vegas,
to an Appalachian mining town, during which her siblings and she fended for themselves while their parents
outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.
Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 pm
The History of Love, by Nicole
Sixty years after a book's publication, its author
remembers his lost love and missing son, while a teenage girl named for one of the book's characters seeks her
namesake, as well as a cure for her widowed mother's loneliness.