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The Round Lake Area Public Library's newest book discussion group. We meet at Panera Bread in Round Lake Beach on the third Monday of the month to discuss the month's selection. Selections include a variety of books of interest to those in their 20's and 30's and always open to any suggestions you may have. Copies of the selection can be checked out from the circulation desk at the library.

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Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Panera Bread

Cookies will be provided, feel free to grab a drink or some food to eat while we discuss. Books will be available for checkout at the Circulation Desk at the Round Lake Area Public Library a month before the discussion or you can provide your own. Description from Amazon: Geobiologist Hope Jahren has spent her life studying trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Lab Girl is her revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility, and passion that drive every scientist. In these pages, Hope takes us back to her Minnesota childhood, where she spent hours in unfettered play in her father’s college laboratory. She tells us how she found a sanctuary in science, learning to perform lab work “with both the heart and the hands.” She introduces us to Bill, her brilliant, eccentric lab manager. And she extends the mantle of scientist to each one of her readers, inviting us to join her in observing and protecting our environment. Warm, luminous, compulsively readable, Lab Girl vividly demonstrates the mountains that we can move when love and work come together.

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Panera Bread

Cookies will be provided, feel free to grab a drink or some food to eat while we discuss. Books will be available for checkout at the Circulation Desk at the Round Lake Area Public Library a month before the discussion or you can provide your own. Description from Amazon: Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away―by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set. Alice's only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.” Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother's tales began―and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.

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