Book Discussions

Keepinitreal: Men in Eden

titleTuesday, May 31, 7 pm, Seminar Room, 3rd Floor, Main Library

The American West of the nineteenth century was a world of freedom and adventure for men of every stripe—not least also those who admired and desired other men. Among these sojourners was William Drummond Stewart, a flamboyant Scottish nobleman who found in American culture of the 1830s and 1840s a cultural milieu of openness in which men could pursue same-sex relationships.

Copies of Men in Eden 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.

This book selection is a choice for the continuation of the LGBTQ Book Group at EPL.


North Branch Book Group: The Children Act


Thursday, May 26, 7 pm, North Branch

Join us on the last Thursday of most months for a thoughtful discussion of fiction and nonfiction titles. In May we will meet to discuss The Children Act by Ian McEwan. Named one of the best books of 2014 by The Washington Post, this novel by Ian McEwan is a taut exploration of the moral dilemma faced by Judge Fiona Maye and the question of objectivity in the law. Copies of the book will be available at the North Branch four weeks before the discussion. Register for an email reminder. 


Science Fiction & Fantasy Discussion Group: The Left Hand Of Darkness

titleWednesday, June 1, 7 pm,  Third Floor Seminar Room, Main Library

The Evanston Public Library's Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss The Left Hand Of Darkness, by Ursula K. Le Guin. 

A special crossover discussion with the LGBT Book Group!  This classic of Science Fiction tells the story of a lone human emissary to an alien world whose people can choose -and change - their gender. His goal is to facilitate their inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization, but to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the completely dissimilar culture that he finds. 


Book Lovers Group

altMonday, June 6, 1 pm, Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Avenue

Do you love to talk about books?  Book Lovers is a casual and fun discussion group where we talk about the books that we're reading and share our book recommendations.  Meets in the Levy Senior Center's library on the first Monday of each month. 

Come to one or come to all!  No registration required.


Latin@ Literature Discussion Group: ¡Ask a Mexican! / Pregúntale al mexicano

titleWednesday, June 8, 7-8 pm, 3rd Floor, Seminar Room, Main Library

Originally appearing in Gustavo Arellano's popular Orange County weekly column, ¡Ask a Mexican! chronicles into one acerbic volume 2 years of questions & answers. Arellano answers serious, curious, and sometimes hateful but mostly irreverent questions about Mexicans (including language, sex, immigration and food), wittily defuses bigotry & mocks stereotypes with his often well-researched replies. This lighthearted and irreverent celebration of Mexican-American culture challenges clichés & misconceptions, while offering insight into its complexity and power as an American economic force.

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 Gustavo Arellano's ¡Ask a Mexican! (Spanish: Pregúntale al mexicano) 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:!


The League of Graphic Novel Readers: The Sculptor


Tuesday, June 14, 6 pm, Comix Revolution, 606 Davis Street

The League of Graphic Novel Readers will read The Sculptor, by Scott McCloud. A frustrated young sculptor makes a deal with Death to be able to sculpt anything he can imagine with his bare hands. Copies of The Sculptor 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.



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