The General Book Club
The General Book Club meets every month to discuss current and classic works of fiction and nonfiction. Selected titles encompass a range of writing styles, and themes. Titles from past discussions include Home by Toni Morrison, The Sea by John Banville, The Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra, Thunderstruck by Erik Larson, and, Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly.
The General Book Club meets on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 pm and is open to everyone. Copies of the book are available at the library.
The Crime Fiction Book Club
The Crime Fiction Book Club is for adults who enjoy quality novels in the mystery/suspense genre. Meetings are held twice monthly, March through November, with a winter break in December, January and February. Join us in the community conference room at 7:00pm on the 3rd Monday of the month, or at 2:00pm on the 3rd Tuesday, for a lively and informal discussion. Books are available for check out from the book club shelf, and refreshments are provided! Drop in and be welcome!
Destination Wonder SF Book Club
Destination Wonder is DeKalb's speculative fiction book discussion group. Refreshments are provided--all you have to do is attend and enjoy the journey as we explore the furthest reaches of space, the remotest worlds of magic, and the darkest regions of nightmare!
If you have any questions or want to sign up, please contact discussion leader, Steve, at 815.756.9568, ext. 280, or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Award Sites
The following sites list award-winning books in a variety of genres. Take a look at your favorites to find the titles that you just shouldn't miss.
Our Adult Services department is comprised of books, audio-visual materials, and periodicals. Overall, Adult Services houses thousands of items, all of which can be found using our catalog. This collection is housed primarily on the main floor, with some items kept on the upper level, accessible by stairs from the main floor. Unfortunately, as most of the library was built in 1931, parts of the building are not handicap accessible, including the upper level of the main floor.
If you ever require assistance with materials on the upper level or elsewhere, do not hesitate to ask either a clerk at the main circulation desk or a librarian at the reference desk.
The books in our Adult Services department are divided between fiction and non-fiction. The library has an entire room devoted to our fiction collection in the southeast section of the main floor. Mysteries, bestsellers, and romance novels are all kept up-to-date with attention to what is most popular among our DeKalb area readers.
The nonfiction section is just as expansive as our fiction collection and even more closely scrutinized for timeliness and accuracy. The commonly held notion that public libraries are simply for fiction readers does not hold true at DeKalb Public Library. We cater to the researcher, or student, as well as the casual reader in every facet of our operations and goals.