April Horror Book Club — Evil Creeps into Town

March 26, 2015

salem's lot 3Writer Ben Mears has returned to his home town of Jerusalem’s Lot. As a child, he had a traumatic experience in the Marsten house, an old abandoned house that has long since been the subject of rumors and fear. He hopes to write about it and is surprised when someone buys the house. Little does he know, that quietly, an unspeakable evil has come to town and its heart rests in the Marsten House. Soon people are dying and their bodies are disappearing. Ben has to set aside his doubt and unbelief, stop saying can’t and say can.

Please join us on Wednesday, April 8th at 7pm for the meeting of the Horror Book Club when we will discuss an old (but still
scary) classic, Salem’s Lot by Stephen King. We meet in the second floor boardroom. Light refreshments will be provided. If you are interested, copies of the book are available at the third floor Information desk or call 630-685-4176.

— Christine


March Horror Book Club- Suffer the Parents

February 25, 2015

SuffertheChildren_Cover-200x300Just how far would you go for the ones you love? A mysterious disease kills all the world’s children, but something happens…. they come back to life. One problem, they have an insatiable hunger for blood, fresh blood. Parents, thrilled that their children are back, scramble to find whatever they can to keep them alive. Blood banks are heavily guarded, hospitals too…. but supplies start to dwindle, things get desperate. Society is going to hell in a handbasket….

Please join us on Wednesday March 11th at 7pm for the Horror Book club where we will be discussing Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie which was just nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. We meet in our board room on the second floor and goodies will be provided. No need to register. If you would like a copy of the book, please call 630-685-4176 or stop in at our third floor reference desk. Hope to see you there.

— Christine


February Horror Book Club – Who’s Calling?

January 29, 2015


The night before Olivia James is moving back to her childhood home in Tennessee, her brother calls her. but there is one a problem… he died just weeks before. Once back home, her young daughter Teddy seems troubled, telling her mother that she’s being visited by a menacing ghost. Does it have anything to do with her brother’s warning? After someone else close to her dies, Olivia must ask herself if ghosts really exist and if they do, just how evil are they?

Please join us on Wednesday, February 11th at 7pm for our monthly meeting of the Horror Book Club when we will discuss The Piper by Lynn Hightower. We will meet in our second floor board room and treats will be served. If you would like a copy of the book, just stop by our 3rd floor reference desk. No sign up needed, drop ins welcome. Questions? Please call Christine at 630-685-4173. Hope to see you there! 

— Christine


Upcoming Books for the Chills and Thrills Book Club

January 15, 2015

The Chills and Thrills Book Club has some great new mystery titles coming up for the new year! Here are some of the upcoming titles:


Februrary 4th – Borrower of the Night by Elizabeth Peters


March 4th – Dog On It by Spencer Quinn


April 1 – And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

and then

May 6 – Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah


The Chills and Thrills Book Club meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm in our second floor board room. If you are interested in attending, please call 630-685-4176 for information. No registration is required.

— Christine


The POP Cult-ure CLASH is coming soon!

January 7, 2015

pop_logoFans of the most famous, influential and revered pop phenomena team up and compete in a fun and exciting trivia contest to see which group can claim the title of “Greatest Pop Culture Fan Club.”

Teams will be grouped in a bracket-tiered system and answer trivia questions about their favorite pop culture sub-genre.

***Individuals may also register, and will be assigned to teams of like interest.***

For example, “Star Wars” fans will answer questions about “Star Wars”, while “Star Trek” fans do the same about “Star Trek”.

The team with the most correct answers advances to the next round. Each member of the last team standing will win a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card!

Are you a real Fan? Here’s your chance to prove it! Register your team by 5 p.m. Sunday, February 1, 2015.

The POP Cult-ure CLASH will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at the Joliet Barnes and Noble (across from Louis Joliet Mall.)

Who will win?

Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?



Star Trek or Star Wars?

star trek            star wars

  Sherlock Holmes or Dr. Who?



Game of Thrones or Dungeons and Dragons?



DC or Marvel?




Which group will be crowned “Greatest Pop Culture Fan Club?”




All are welcome to participate! To sign up, visit us at http://ww2.psd202.org/greatread/

January Horror Book Club- It’s No Vacation

January 2, 2015


Its the Near Future, a global crisis has caused crops to fail and whole species to disappear off the earth. Even worse are the groups of humans around the world who suddenly become predators, feeding off their own kind. They call them “Can Heads” and the threat is so great that fences, gated compounds and SWAT-style police protection becomes necessary to live.

After one Can Head attack leaves NYPD cop Jack Murphy wounded, he takes his family on a much needed vacation to Paterville, a camp where families can still swim, take boats out on a lake and eat fresh foods…. but something is off at this camp. Its not the vacation Jack was hoping for and its going to get worse.

Please join us for the January meeting of the Horror Book Club on Wednesday, January 14th at 7pm, when we will discuss Vacation by Matthew Costello. We meet in the second floor board room. Copies of the book can be found at the 3rd floor reference desk. Goodies will be provided. Questions? Please call us at 630-685-4176. No sign up is necessary. Hope to see you there!


December Horror Book Club: Lost in a Snowstorm

November 19, 2014

snowblindThe small town of Coventry had endured thousands of blizzards . . . but this one was different. Icy figures gazed through children’s windows with soul-chilling eyes…People wandered into the storm and were never seen again. Families were torn apart, and the town was changed forever.

Now, twelve years later, a new blizzard is coming and the people of Coventry still remember that dreadful blizzard and those who were lost in the snow. Jake Schapiro mourns his little brother, Isaac, even as tonight, another little boy is missing.  Doug Manning’s life has been forever changed by the mysterious death of his wife, Cherie. Police detective Joe Keenan has never been the same since that night, when he failed to save the life of a young boy . . . and the boy’s father vanished in the storm only feet away. And on the other side of the country, Miri Ristani receives a phone call . . . from a man who died twelve years ago. This storm might be even worst than the last.

Please join us on a special night, Monday, December 8th for the monthly meeting of the Horror Book Club, when we will be discussing, Snowblind by Christopher Golden. We will be meeting in our third floor local history room at 7pm. Treats will be provided. If you would like a copy of the book, please ask at our third floor service desk. We would love to have you attend.

— Christine


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