Return of the Falcons: A Reading List for Bird Brains

April 4, 2016

As you well and truly know (and as I reported at the beginning of this blog lo these many months ago) Evanston Public Library plays host to nesting peregrine falcons every single year.  Well this year they’re back, baby!  Nona and Squawker have set up shop on one of the columns outside the library where […]

American Crime Story: O.J. and the Literary Aftermath

March 25, 2016

I was weeding the fiction the other day and I was in the “D” section.  Nothing much to report there.  A lot of authors that used to be hot but that aren’t really read much anymore.  And as I was looking through the books, I pulled out one with a familiar name attached.  “Christopher Darden”. […]

Hamilton is Coming! Be Prepared! Read!

March 16, 2016

How much Hamil do we need in the Chicago area? A Hamil-TON! Bad joke, bad joke.  You’ll forgive me.  I get a little excited sometimes.  And now we know that the musical Hamilton is slated to arrive in Chicago in September.  Of course, if you’re a fan now then you’re going to need something to read while […]

Remembering the Negro Leagues

March 9, 2016

The other day I was looking at the city’s website and ran across this fascinating article: Former Negro League Player Ray Knox Receives Key to the City. Turns out, we’ve had an honest-to-goodness Negro League baseball player here in Evanston for decades and yet only a few of us knew about him.  As the piece […]

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