History Reads Book Club (IN-PERSON)

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The History Book Club will meet at the The Junction (301 E Oakland) due to construction at both the Library and Museum. A virtual meeting option is not being offered.

We will discuss The Wreck of the Columbia: A Broken Boat, a Town's Sorrow, & the End of the Steamboat Era on the Illinois River by Ken Zurski.

Registration is required and can be completed online below. You may also register by calling 309.590.6168 or by visiting the Adult Services Desk in person. Please note that in-person attendance is limited to 15 people. 

Contact the Adult Services Desk at 309.590.6168 to check out or reserve a print copy of this month’s book. Digital copies of this book (eBook or eAudiobook) may be available through the Libby or Hoopla apps.


In partnership with the McLean County Museum of History, this book club meets quarterly and focuses on books about Illinois history. Titles may include fiction, nonfiction, biography, or books by local or other Illinois authors.