Events

titleTuesday, December 2, 7 pm, Seminar Room, 3rd Floor, Main Library

One summer in Nootka Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, a young killer whale called Luna got separated from his pod. Like humans, orcas are highly social and depend on their families, but Luna found himself desperately alone. So he tried to make contact with people. He begged for attention at boats and docks. He looked soulfully into people's eyes. He wanted to have his tongue rubbed. When someone whistled at him, he squeaked and whistled back. People fell in love with him, but the government decided that being friendly with Luna was bad for him, and tried to keep him away from humans. Policemen arrested people for rubbing Luna’s nose. Fines were levied. Undaunted, Luna refused to give up his search for connection and people went out to meet him, like smugglers carrying friendship through the dark. But does friendship work between species? People who loved Luna couldn't agree on how to help him. Conflict came to Nootka Sound. The government built a huge net. The First Nations’ members brought out their canoes. Nothing went as planned, and the ensuing events caught everyone by surprise and challenged the very nature of that special and mysterious bond we humans call friendship.

Copies of The Lost Whale will be held at the Reader's Services desk on the 2nd floor; stop by or call 847-448-8620. Please check the Keepinitreal Blog for author interviews, fun facts, and interesting videos.

 

titleTuesday, October 28, 7 pm, Seminar Room, 3rd Floor, Main Library

This book documents the "Wild East" of the mid-1990s, where young, brilliant, and hypercompetitive traders became "hedge fund cowboys," manipulating loopholes in an outdated and inefficient Asian financial system to rake in millions. Using a concept called arbitrage, they made their fortunes mainly on minute shifts in stocks being sold on the Nikkei, the Japanese stock market, collapsing banks and nearly bankrupting the Japanese economy in the process. Other schemes were also concocted, most of which were technically legal, though certainly unethical.

Copies of Ugly Americans will be held at the Reader's Services desk on the 2nd floor; stop by or call 847-448-8620. Please check the Keepinitreal Blog for author interviews, fun facts, and interesting videos.

 

titleTuesday, September 30, 7 pm, Seminar Room, 3rd Floor, Main Library

In 1903, an elephant named Topsy was electrocuted on Coney Island, and ever since, this bizarre execution has reverberated through popular culture with the whiff of urban legend. But it really happened, and many historical forces conspired to bring Topsy, Thomas Edison, and those 6,600 volts of alternating current together.

Copies of Topsy will be held at the Reader's Services desk on the 2nd floor; stop by or call 847-448-8620. Please check the Keepinitreal Blog for author interviews, fun facts, and interesting videos.

   

titleTuesday, August 26, 7 pm, Seminar Room, 3rd Floor, Main Library

When a “neutral” United States becomes a trading partner for the Allies early in World War I, the Germans implement a secret plan to strike back. A team of saboteurs—including an expert on germ warfare, a Harvard professor, and a brilliant, debonair spymaster—devise a series of “mysterious accidents” using explosives and biological weapons, to bring down vital targets such as ships, factories, livestock, and even captains of industry like J. P. Morgan.

 

New York Police Inspector Tom Tunney, head of the department’s Bomb Squad, is assigned the difficult mission of stopping them. Assembling a team of loyal operatives, the cunning Irish cop hunts for the conspirators among a population of more than eight million Germans. But the deeper he finds himself in this labyrinth of deception, the more Tunney realizes that the enemy’s plan is far more complex and more dangerous than he suspected.

 

Copies of Dark Invasion will be held at the Reader's Services desk on the 2nd floor; stop by or call 847-448-8620. Please check the Keepinitreal Blog for author interviews, fun facts, and interesting videos.

 

Part of World War I/In Commemoration Series. 

 

altaltSaturday, July 12, 11 am, Heartwood Center, Skylight Event Space, 1818 Dempster St.

Friday, July 25, 6:30 pm, Sherman United Methodist Church 

This summer, the Dajae Coleman Foundation (DC3F), in partnership with the Loft at Evanston Public Library, presents two all-ages community discussions of How Long Will I Cry?, a riveting collection of interviews with youth and others affected by Chicago violence. Please join us for these community gatherings as members of DC3F read excerpts from How Long Will I Cry? and engage in conversations with attendees about youth violence.

All participants receive a free copy of the book to own. Copies are available at the following locations:

*The Loft on the 3rd floor of the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.

*Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St.

*Church Street Barber Shop, 1905 Church St.

*Ebony Barber Shop, 1702 Dodge Ave.

Copies of the book will also be available at the first reading on Saturday, July 12 at Heartwood Center.

No registration required. More about the DC3F Summer Reading Initiative here.

PLEASE NOTE: THESE COMMUNITY DISCUSSIONS OF HOW LONG WILL I CRY? WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE HEARTWOOD CENTER AND SHERMAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, NOT EVANSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY.

   

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