Reading Resources - Book Club Selections

Image of original Elf movie poster. Links to larger version of image.ADULT GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB: PROMETHEA by Alan Moore and J.H. Williams
Saturday, August 25th, 1pm

Like comics/graphic novels of all shapes, sizes, and genres? If so, come and join us the fourth Saturday of every month for the Stickney-Forest View Public Library’s all-new Adult Graphic Novel Book Club to discuss that month’s pre-selected title! After the third month, suggestions will be taken for future reads! Adults and mature teens are welcome to our discussion, led by Dean Ramos. This month's book will be Promethea by Alan Moore and J.H. Williams. Pick your copy up at the circulation desk starting Saturday, July 30th!

Pick your copy up at the circulation desk today! We'll see you there!


Meets every 4th Monday of the Month* at 7:00 p.m.
 from September through June.  Below are the current books our Adult Book Club is reading this year, as well as the books we've read in past years. Click a book cover to find the book in our online catalog.

*May's meeting is the third Monday of the month due to Memorial Day.

For more info:

Meets quarterly (4x a year) Fridays at noon.
The library brings book club to the North Clinic Senior group. Books are dropped off at the clinic a month in advance (in Jewel Sinople's office) or can be picked up at the library.  The Clinic is located at 6721 W. 40th Street.
Friday, August 24th:  A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

For more information about the book club call (708) 749-1050, x-120 or e-mail us at


Monday, September 24th, 7:00pm 


Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago 
by Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi

The true story of a Stickney resident's murder trial.  Ugly Prey tells the riveting story of Italian immigrant Sabella Nitti, the first woman ever sentenced to hang in Chicago, in 1923, for the alleged murder of her husband. 

Nitti was a poor farmer's wife living in rural Stickney who didn't speak English.  Lucchesi shows how, with no evidence and no witnesses, Nitti was the target of an obsessed deputy sheriff and the victim of a faulty legal system.  Her story is a timeless tale of deception, judgement, and redemption. 

Everyone is invited to join our book discussions.  Pick up a copy at the circulation desk, or call Sonia  708-749-1050 x100;
This is our inaugural One-Book-One-Community Pick!  Check our calendar for more of our One Book One Community events.


Adult Readers Book Club Selections: 2018-2019
October 22nd November 26th January 28th February 25th
March 25th April 22nd May 20th June 24th

Book Club Selections: 2017-2018

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book cover Hidden FiguresCover of Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walkcover of Kiss Carlo

Book Club Selections: 2016-2017

book cover of A Man Called Ove
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