Book Discussions

League of Graphic Novel Readers: Shortcomings

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Tuesday, December 13, 6pm, Comix Revolution, 606 Davis Street

The League of Graphic Novel Readers will read Shortcomings, by Adrian Tomine, a sensitively drawn and told story of people in their twenties struggling to define themselves amidst questions of race, love, and life’s meaning.
 Copies of Shortcomings will be held at the Reader's Services desk on the 2nd floor and will be available for purchase at Comix Revolution. To register call 847-448-8620 or register online.

 
 

Latin@ Literature Book Discussion Group: The Alchemist / El alquimista

altWednesday, December 14, 7 pm, Seminar Room, Third Floor, Main Library
Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago’s journey teaches about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

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 Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist (Spanish: El Alquimista) will be held at the 2nd floor Readers Services Desk one month before the discussion. Call to register at (847) 448-8620!

   

League of Graphic Novel Readers: What It Is

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Tuesday, January 10, 6pm, Comix Revolution, 606 Davis Street

The League of Graphic Novel Readers will read What It Is by Lynda Barry.  It asks, how do objects summon memories? What do real images feel like? These are the questions posed by this innovative exploration of the creative process.. Copies of What It Is will be held at the Reader's Services desk on the 2nd floor and will be available for purchase at Comix Revolution.

To register call 847-448-8620 or register online.

 

 

 

   

Latin@ Literature Discussion Group: The Tunnel / El túnel

altWednesday, January 11, 7 pm, Seminar Room, Third Floor, Main Library
In this psychological novel of obsessive love, artist Juan Pablo Castel recounts from his prison cell  the story of María Iribarne. Obsessed from the moment he sees her examining one of his painting, he fantasizes for months about how they might meet again. When he happens upon her one day, a relationship develops that convinces him of their mutual love. But his growing paranoia leads him to destroy the one thing he cares about.

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 Ernesto Sábato’s The Tunnel (Spanish: El túnel) will be held at the 2nd floor Readers Services Desk one month before the discussion. Call to register at (847) 448-8620!

 

   

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Discussion Group: New Year, New Books!

altWednesday, January 11, 7 pm, The Celtic Knot (626 Church St.)

 This month, we will meet at The Celtic Knot (626 Church St., across from the Main Library), where you can enjoy a meal, a drink, and some recommendations for your sci-fi/fantasy reading list from fellow sci-fi/fantasy fans!  Bring along the titles of 1-3 books you'd like to recommend to other SF readers, along with a brief description of the books and why you are recommending them. You can register online, or by contacting the Reader's Desk at (847) 448-8620. 

See our website for our upcoming monthly discussion selections!

   

African American Literature: I Almost Forgot About You

titleTuesday, January 17, 7 pm, Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center, 1823 Church St, Evanston

 Dr. Georgia Young's wonderful life--great friends, family, and successful career--aren't enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless. When she decides to make some major changes in her life, quitting her job as an optometrist, and moving house, she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at love.

Copies of I Almost Forgot About You will be held at the 2nd floor desk. Please call 847-448-8620 to register and get a copy. For more information, including related interviews, videos and other websites, see the AAL blog.

   

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