Join one of the many book groups at the Evanston Public Library

The Evanston Public Library offers a wide range of book discussion groups for community members. Check out the many offerings with details below.

Better Off Read Book Group

The genres read run the gamut from graphic novels to science fiction, romance to westerns, memoirs to poetry.

For more information, contact Bridget Petrites at

Meeting Day & Time: Last Monday of each month at 6:30 pm / In Person at Main Library.

History Book Group

This group discusses works of history in the broadest sense, including biographies, surveys, popular history, history of science and medicine, travel writing, etc., alternating between works on American history and books on international subjects. For more information, contact Jeff Garrett at

Meeting Day & Time: First Monday of every other month at 6:00 pm / In Person at Main Library.

Mission Impossible Book Group

This reading program gathers yearlong to discuss challenging works by one author. The 2021/2022 Mission Impossible author is Gabriel García Márquez. For more information, contact Heather Ross at

Meeting Day & Time: Numerous day and evening times.

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