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Algonquin library to host book discussions

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Area Public Library District hosts regular adult book discussion groups.

Each group meets monthly at different times.

Everyone is welcome to join in any or all book discussion groups. Readers are invited to sit in and listen even if they are unable to finish the book by the scheduled meeting date.

There is no registration necessary.

• Book Clubbers, 7 p.m. Thursday: A discussion of “My Name is Mary Sutter” by Robin Oliveira. Traveling to Civil War era Washington, D.C., to tend to wounded soldiers and pursue her dream of becoming a surgeon, headstrong midwife Mary receives guidance from two smitten doctors and resists her mother’s pleas for her to return home.

• Spine-Crackers Book Discussion, 10 a.m. Friday: For adults, a discussion of “Remarkable Creatures” by Tracy Chevalier. Marry Anning uncovers a fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home and sets the religious fathers on edge.

• Classics Book Group, 7 p.m. May 15: A discussion of “A Doll’s House” by Henrick Ibsen. Nora Helmer has everything a young housewife could want: beautiful children, an adoring husband and a bright future.

• Nite Readers Book Club, 7 p.m. May 16: A discussion of “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” by Muriel Barbery. It follows the lives of 54-year-old concierge Rene Michel and extremely bright, suicidal 12-year-old Paloma Josse. Both are transformed by the arrival of a new tenant, Kakuro Ozu.

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