Think romance isn’t discussable? Let us prove you wrong with A Distant Heart by Sonali Dev! Sonali is a local Naperville author who writes romances with a Bollywood flavor that tackle big issues perfect for any book club to discuss. Sonali’s novels often win starred reviews and have been listed on Library Journal, NPR, Washington Post and Kirkus Best Books of the year lists.
We are delighted to announce our 2018 Book Club Study schedule! Check out our website for our upcoming discussion titles and dates. You can also read the notes from our November discussion of The Mothers. We are now accepting RSVPs for our January discussion of Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. The discussion will be held: Tuesday, January
The schedule and list of topics for the 2018-2019 Romance Genre Study are now available! The first meeting will take place Thursday, February 1, 2018, from 2-4 pm, at the Lisle District Library. There’s also an assignment for this introductory meeting. ARRT members, we hope to see you there!
It’s time to renew your ARRT Membership! For the first time in 15 years, we are increasing the regular membership fee. However, we will be offering special programs pricing for members! Member benefits also include the opportunity to participate in our 2018-2019 Romance Genre Study as well as the Book Club Study. ARRT is committed to the goal of
Thank you to everyone who attended ARRTCon 2017! Please let us know your thoughts by completing this survey. You can visit the ARRTCon 2017 page to view program handouts and slides. Special thanks to the Naperville Public Library for hosting the event.
Heading to ILA? On Thursday, October 12, from 1:45–2:45 p.m., join us for Dealing in Diversity: Proactively Serving Communities Through Authentic Representation. This program continues the conversation begun at the ARRT program presented in June 2017. Panelists include librarians Becky Spratford, Heather Booth, and Annabelle Mortensen; bestselling romance author Sonali Dev; and Sourcebooks
It’s time again for a full day of RA topics! Join us for ARRTCon 2017 on Thursday, November 9, from 9 am to 4:30 pm. Our keynote speaker, the wonderful author Barbara Barnett, will start us off with a discussion on libraries and Pop Culture. Every attendee will be able to attend four breakout sessions,