The Adult Reading Round Table, a group dedicated to developing reader's advisory skills and promoting reading for pleasure through public libraries in the Chicago area, provides all members access to our quarterly [4x a year] literary book discussion and leadership training.

We give library book discussion leaders the chance to sit back and enjoy being discussion participants while also offering a forum for sharing questions and practical solutions to the problems and concerns of book group leaders. This “nuts and bolts” training session is offered at the end of each discussion.

Both the traditional book discussion and the leadership training session will be moderated by a member of the ARRT Steering Committee. Dates, times, locations, and titles will be assigned approximately 10 weeks in advance. Members will be notified by email. If you are a member and wish to attend the discussion, you must register in advance [details in the email] and secure your own copy of the book.

With a rotating cast of leaders, titles, and locations, we hope our members can find a discussion that fits their schedule.

Upcoming 2018 Discussion Schedule:
  • The Leavers by Lisa Ko will be held at Stickney-Forest View Public Library District on Wednesday, November 7th from 2:00-4:00. 
Past 2018 Discussions:
  • Exit West by Mohsin Hamid will be held at Indian Prairie Public Library on Tuesday, January 23rd from 2:00-4:00 
  • A Distant Heart by Sonali Dev will be held at the NAPER BLVD branch of Naperville Public Library on Wednesday, April 25th from 2:00-4:00.                                                 *Please note- Sonali Dev will join us for the second half of our discussion. 
    Please use the "Previous Discussion" and "Archive" tabs above to access the notes of all past discussions.

    Questions? Email membership@arrtreads.org