Current COVID-19 Update

The library building is open for limited in-person services. Patrons can pick up holds, visit our service desks for quick reference and reader’s advisory services, access the self-serve copy machine located at the front of the building, browse and check out materials. Masks are required for all visitors over the age of two years. Computer usage and research are suspended until further notice. Click here for more information on currently available services.

Click here for Plum Pickup Service.

Book Clubs

Love talking about your recent favorite books? Join one of our book discussion groups!

Helen Plum Library Book Club

The Helen Plum Book Club meets (currently virtually) once a month to discuss a wide variety of titles spanning both Fiction and Nonfiction. Join us on the third Thursday of the month at 7pm for our lively discussions! 

Helen Plum Library Book Club is hosted by Reader's Advisory Librarian Courtney.

Library Lounge

Designed with library lovers in their 20s through 40s in mind, Library Lounge is a monthly book club meetup hosted at various locations around Lombard. At meetings, which are usually the first Tuesday of the month, we hang out, support the establishment hosting us, and discuss a new book. Titles chosen are a mix of contemporary fiction, classics, and nonfiction. Library Lounge is hosted by Technology Librarian Erin.

Virtual Book Club: Own Voices

Social distancing can't keep us from chatting about our favorite books! Virtual Book Club offers an opportunity to discuss contemporary titles with others from the community via Zoom. The monthly program will spotlight work by authors from underrepresented or marginalized groups writing about their own experiences. Virtual Book Club is hosted by Reader's Advisory Librarian Stephanie.

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Adult" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Discussions, Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
Event Details:
The Helen Plum Book Discussion meeting has gone virtual! Join us for the January meeting where we’ll be discussing The Deadly Hours by Susanna Kearsley, C.S. Harris, Anna Lee Huber, and Christine Trent.  All you'll need is a compute...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Discussions, Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 28
Event Details:
Join us for the January meeting of our Virtual Book Club! We'll be discussing The Mountains Sing by Nguỹên Phan Qúê Mai. All you'll need is a computer, tablet or phone to join via Zoom. A Zoom link with instructions will be emaile...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual Library Lounge

7:30pm - 8:30pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Discussions, Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 27
Event Details:
Join us for the February meeting of our Virtual Library Lounge! We'll be discussing The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy. All you'll need is a computer, tablet or phone to join via Zoom. A Zoom link with instructi...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Discussions, Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Event Details:
The Helen Plum Book Discussion meeting has gone virtual! Join us for the February meeting where we’ll be discussing The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary. All you'll need is a computer, tablet or phone to join via Zoom. A Zoom link with ins...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Discussions, Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Event Details:
Join us for the February meeting of our Virtual Book Club! We'll be discussing The Revisioners by Margaret Wikerson Sexton. All you'll need is a computer, tablet or phone to join via Zoom. A Zoom link with instructions will be emailed to...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Discussions, Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Event Details:
The Helen Plum Book Discussion meeting has gone virtual! Join us for the March meeting where we’ll be discussing The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold. All you'll need is a computer, tablet...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Discussions, Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
Join us for the March meeting of our Virtual Book Club! We'll be discussing Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay. All you'll need is a computer, tablet or phone to join via Zoom. A Zoom link with instructions will be emailed to you a few days befo...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Discussions, Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
The Helen Plum Book Discussion meeting has gone virtual! Join us for the April meeting where we’ll be discussing Test of Wills by Charles Todd.All you'll need is a computer, tablet or phone to join via Zoom. A Zoom link with instr...

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