Des Plaines Group Gives Book Reviews DeBooks and Enrichment Send Items to Nbrcalendar@dailyherald.Com

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Events related to books and events that enrich your mind, such as lectures, classes, book signings, book club events, writers' group events, forums and discussions. Deadline is two weeks before event date.

Literary Review Book Club: The Literary Review Book Club of Des Plaines has a limited number of memberships available for the 2011-12 season. The five luncheon/book reviews will be held at the Des Plaines Elks Club on the following Fridays: Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Feb. 10, March 9 and May 11. The Friends of the Des Plaines Library has sponsored this event for more than a decade in order to provide an enjoyable luncheon and to promote books on interesting subjects. Reviewers for the coming season will include Nancy Buehler, Barbara Todd, Suzanne Hales, Denise Philpot and Barbara Rinella. For details, call Jeanette, (847) 635-6780, before Monday, Aug. 15.

Write It Now Creative Writing Group: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 2 and 16, Rolling Meadows Library, 3110 Martin Lane, Rolling Meadows. Do some writing and share it with others. For registration or information, call (847) 259-6050.

Preserving summer's bounty: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson St. Learn how to store garden-grown produce by freezing, canning, or quick pickling it. Registration is required. Visit or call (847) 253-5675.

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