Events

altMondays, April 25, May 2 & 23,  June 6 & 27, July 11 & 25, 10:15 AM at North Branch Library

Join us for a time of singing, reading, rhyming and playing. Book Babies is open to parents and caregivers with babies ages 0-2. 

Drop-in, no registration required.

 

 
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Wednesday, November 16, 7 pm, Seminar Room, Third Floor, Main Library

The History Book Discussion Group will read One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate, by Tom Segev, the history of the decline of an empire, the birth of one nation, and the tragedy of another. The New York Times Book Review said this “will doubtlessly become the authoritative text for the pre-state history of Israel.”

Copies of One Palestine, Complete will be held at the Reader's Services desk on the 2nd floor. To register call 847-448-8620 or register online.

 

 
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Wednesday, October 19, 7 pm, Seminar Room, Third Floor, Main Library

The History Book Discussion Group will read Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East, by Scott Anderson, an account of the Arab revolt against the Turks during World War I, which is key to understanding  the history of the Middle East, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Copies of Lawrence in Arabia will be held at the Reader's Services desk on the 2nd floor. To register call 847-448-8620 or register online

 

   
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Wednesday, September 21, 7 pm, Seminar Room, Third Floor, Main Library

The History Book Discussion Group will read All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation, by Rebecca Traister, an investigation of the economic, emotional, and sexual lives of single women historically through to the present day, which the LA Times called a “singularly triumphant work.

Copies of All the Single Ladies will be held at the Reader's Services desk on the 2nd floor. To register call 847-448-8620 or register online

 
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Wednesday, August 17, 7 pm, Seminar Room, Third Floor, Main Library

The History Book Discussion Group will read The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World, by Greg Grandin, the true story of the slave mutiny that inspired Herman Melville’s Benito Cereno, this is an innovative telling of an era of empire, revolution, and intrigue.  Winner of the Bancroft Prize.

Copies of The Empire of Necessity will be held at the Reader's Services desk on the 2nd floor. To register call 847-448-8620 or register online

 

   

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