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titleTuesday, February 24, 7 pm, West Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Main Library

Claude M. Steele, who has been called “one of the few great social psychologists,” offers a vivid first-person account of the research that supports his groundbreaking conclusions on stereotypes and identity. He sheds new light on American social phenomena from racial and gender gaps in test scores to the belief in the superior athletic prowess of black men, and lays out a plan for mitigating these “stereotype threats” and reshaping American identities.

Copies of Whistling Vivaldi 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.

 

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Wednesday, March 11, 7-8:30 pm, 3rd Floor, Seminar Room, Main Library

Three academics on the trail of a reclusive German author; a New York reporter on his first Mexican assignment; a widowed philosopher; a police detective in love with an elusive older woman--these are among the searchers drawn to the border city of Santa Teresa, where over the course of a decade, hundreds of women have disappeared.

Attendees have the option to read in English and/or Spanish. Discussions may also be in English and Spanish. Attendees do not have to be bilingual. Copies of Robert Bolaño's 2666 (Spanish: 2666) will be held at the 2nd floor Readers Services Desk one month before the discussion. Call to register at (847) 448-8620! -- Also check out our Latin@ blog: http://llevanston.wordpress.com!   

 

 

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Wednesday, February 11, 7-8:30 pm, 3rd Floor, Seminar Room, Main Library

Heroes, Lovers, and Others tells the history of Latino actors in American film from the silent era to today. Rodriguez examines such Latino legends as Desi Arnaz, Dolores del Rio, Rita Hayworth, Raquel Welch, Anthony Quinn, Selma Hayek, and Antonio Banderas, while exploring the attitudes, cultural conditions, and assumptions that influenced the portrayal of Latinos in film as well as their reception by the public.

Attendees have the option to read in English and/or Spanish. Discussions may also be in English and Spanish. Attendees do not have to be bilingual. Copies of Clara E. Rodríguez' Heroes, Lovers, and Others (available only in English) will be held at the 2nd floor Readers Services Desk one month before the discussion. Call to register at (847) 448-8620! -- Also check out our Latin@ blog: http://llevanston.wordpress.com!  

   

titleWednesday, January 14, 7-8:30 pm, 3rd Floor, Seminar Room, Main Library

As World War II’s industrial boom birthed a new California, a mighty steel industry rose with the potential to make modest dreams come true for workers willing to risk their lives in the mill. For the Salcido family, the mill became an engine for survival. With this epic novel spanning six decades, Author Luis J. Rodriguez chronicles the evolutions of an American family and the enormous enterprise that drove them.

Attendees have the option to read in English and/or Spanish. Discussions may also be in English and Spanish. Attendees do not have to be bilingual. Copies of Luis J. Rodriguez' Music of the Mill (Spanish: Música de la acería) will be held at the 2nd floor Readers Services Desk one month before the discussion. Call to register at (847) 448-8620! -- Also check out our Latin@ blog: http://llevanston.wordpress.com

 

 

Ttitleuesday, April 14, 7 pm, Small Meeting Room, Main Library

Greg Salustro , former Evanston Arts Commissioner, and chair of “Reeling 32”, Chicago’s LGBTQ annual film festival leads a monthly discussion of books and plays by or about members of the gay/lesbian/bi/transgender community. The sixth title is Audre Lord's, Sister Outsider. Copies are available at the Readers Advisory desk on the 2nd floor; to register or reserve a copy call 847-448-8620 or register online.

   

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