2023 Adult Reading Challenge
Join our year-long reading challenge for adults! It’s flexible (we’ll give you ideas, but you read what you want within that month’s prompt) and fun (monthly prizes and a party at the end!)
Log your reading via Beanstack. (You can also get the free app and track on your phone.) You only have to read one book per month to participate and be eligible for a monthly prize from a local business. In December, we’ll host a party!
The Atlantic Monthly Discussion Group
The Atlantic Monthly Discussion Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 11 a.m. (except in October when it is the third Monday.)
Just read the feature article (and any other articles that interest you) of the current issue of Atlantic Monthly in print or via Flipster or on the website https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/. Then join us on Zoom and engage in lively and intellectual discussion.
Email: Roberta Koscielski
Bibliophiles Book Club
For more information, contact Nancy at 309-231-3263 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Lakeview Branch, 1137 W. Lake Ave.
Biography & Non-Fiction Book Club
The Biography and Nonfiction Book Club meets the second Sunday of each month (unless re-scheduled because of holidays/weather). We meet at the North Branch of the Peoria Public Library, 3001 West Grand Parkway, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. New members are always welcome!
For more information, please call Roberta Koscielski at 309-264-1966.
Book Fanatics Meet Up
Do you keep borrowing and buying more books than you could ever read? Will you discuss books with anyone who will listen? If so, this meet up is for you.
Each quarter, we will meet with other book lovers to talk about what we’ve recently read, what we have on our reading lists and whatever else book-related we want to discuss. Light refreshments provided, but feel free to bring a snack. Ages 18+
We meet quarterly on the first Tuesday at the Lakeview Branch of the Peoria Public Library, 1137 W. Lake Ave., at 6:30 p.m. New members are always welcome!
Upcoming dates: Feb. 7, May 2, Aug. 1 and Nov. 7
For more information, please call 309-497-2200.
Bookmarked Book Club
Come join our revamped book club. We don’t assign a book each month. We encourage teens to read what they want, bring the book in, and tell us why they loved or hated the book. We enjoy learning about new fiction, nonfiction, comics, and especially manga!
This book club, geared to middle school and high school students, meets at Lincoln Branch at 4:30 p.m. on the last Friday of every month. Call (309) 497-2600 for more information.
Boos and Booze Book Club
NEW in 2023 — Join us for a horrifyingly good time at Industry Brewing Co. every third Wednesday of the month. Love of horror is a must, love of brews is not
New members welcome to join us at 6:30 p.m. at Industry Brewing Co., 8012 N. Hale Ave. Call (309) 497-2200 for more information.
Dark Fantasy Book Club
NEW in 2023 — Join us at 4:30 p.m. every third Thursday of the month (unless otherwise noted *) in the Monroe Room, second floor, of Peoria Public Main Library, 107 NE Monroe. New members encouraged!
Questions? Email email@example.com .
Graphic Novel Club
NEW in 2023 — Each month you’ll read a graphic novel of your choice within that month’s theme. Then we’ll meet up to discuss the books we read while we snack, socialize, and enjoy themed activities and crafts. For ages 9 to 13.
Meet the third Wednesday of every month (unless otherwise noted *) from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at North Branch, 3001 W. Grand Pkwy.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Intercontinental Readers meets once every three months at Main Library Lower Level 2, Conference Room to discuss books by American and Irish authors. We Skype with members in Clonmel, Ireland.
For more information, email Terry Tate at email@example.com
Mature Readers Book Club
The Mature Readers Book Club meets at Lakeview Branch, 1137 W. Lake Ave., at 2:15 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month.
Please call us at (309) 370-0067 if you are interested in joining this book club.
Read On Book Club
This group focuses on fiction by Black authors. Lincoln Branch Manager Cynthia Smith leads the discussion, which meets the fourth Monday of every month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.. For more information, including Zoom links, call 309-497-2601.
Due to COVID-19, this book club is meeting virtually.
Reese’s Book Club
Our club reads titles from Reese Witherspoon’s book club. Join us from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month (unless otherwise noted *) at Lakeview Branch, 1137 W. Lake Ave.
New members always welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or questions.
Science Fiction | Fantasy Book Club
This group typically meets on the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Lakeview Room of the Peoria Public Library Lakeview Branch (1137 W. Lake Ave. 61614-5935).
This book club is meeting both in person and virtually. If you need a Zoom link, please reach out to Jamie Jones at 497-2110.
The Reading List
Join us for a book club based on the book The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams. Meets at 6:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of every other month at Lakeview Branch, 1137 W. Lake Ave. See exact meeting dates in the calendar.
We will discuss Adams’ book as well as the book selected for that month. For more information, email email@example.com or call (309) 497-2143.
The Sherlock Holmes Story Society
This group traditionally meets in the North Branch Seminar Room at 6:30 pm on the 4th Thursday of the month (except for November).
New members are always welcome, whether you’re a seasoned Sherlockian or a newcomer to the canon! Please call 309-497-2110 if you have any questions.