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Join a Newberry Book Group

Newberry Associates at the Authors level and above, President’s Fellows, and Next Chapter members are eligible to join one of four Newberry Book Groups. Each group is member-led. Books are selected by group members. Information on upcoming meetings can be found on the Events for Donors page.

Afternoon Book Group
This group meets eight times per year (September through November; January through May) at the Newberry on the third Thursday of the month from 11:45 am until 1 pm. The 2021/22 reading list for this group includes Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks, The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich, and Three Floors Up by Eshkol Nevo.

Evening Book Group
This group meets nine times per year (September through November; January through June) at the Newberry on the third Thursday of the month from 5:45 until 7 pm. The 2021/22 reading list for this group includes Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro, So Big by Edna Ferber, and Caste by Isabel Wilkerson.

Virtual Book Group 
This group meets meets nine times per year (September through November; January through June) on the second Wednesday of each month at 6 pm (CST) via Zoom. This is the perfect option for members who live outside of Chicago or are unable to visit the Newberry regularly. The 2021/22 reading list for this group includes Anxious People by Fredrik Backman, Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas, and There There by Tommy Orange.

Next Chapter Book Group
This group is for members of Next Chapter, the Newberry’s young professionals donor society. This group meets meets nine times per year (September through November; January through June) at the Newberry on the third Tuesday of each month at 6 pm. The 2021/22 reading list for this group includes Deacon King Kong by James McBride, Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters, and The Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henriquez.

Interested in joining a Book Group? Fill out the form below and a member of the Development staff will be in touch shortly with more details.

If you have yet to make a gift to the Newberry to become a member, make your gift online today.

 
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