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  • Copies of books and readings for our discussions are available the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

    Adult Winter Reading Club continues through February

    Earn chances in weekly raffles for gift cards and a Grand Prize drawing
    for a mini iPad for each book you read this winter. You will receive a
    padfolio when you join.

    See reading lists from our theme, Fiction Stars: Award-Winning Novels

    Register in Reader Services.

    Weekly Raffle: Turn in a log by February 14 for a chance to win a $10 Subway Gift Card.

  • Book Discussion: The Snow Queen
    Monday, March 7, 2016 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Isabel Soffer leads a discussion of "The Snow Queen" by Michael Cunningham.

    A heartbroken man turns to religion after seeing a vision in the sky above Central Park, while his musician brother takes drugs he thinks will help him compose a ballad for his seriously ill wife.

  • Book Discussion: Arcadia
    Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Benjamin Goluboff leads a discussion of the play "Arcadia" by Tom Stoppard, which is a current production of the Writers Theatre.

  • Evening with the Author: Christine Sneed
    Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 7:00pm
    Auditorium

    Evanston author Christine Sneed was the winner of the 21st Century Award from the Chicago Public Library Foundation. Her first novel "Little Known Facts" was one of Booklist's top ten debut novels and was named the best new book by a local author by Chicago Magazine. Her latest novel "Paris, He Said" was published in 2015.

    Books will be available to purchase courtesy of the Book Bin.

  • Illinois Poetry Society Meeting
    Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 1:00pm
    Civic Room

    The Illinois State Poetry Society has a chapter that meets at the library. New members are welcome. Bring ten copies of two of your poems to share.

  • Book Discussion: Everything I Never Told You
    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Nancy Buehler leads a discussion of "Everything I Never Told You" by Celeste Ng.

    After a girl rows out on a lake and drowns, things fall apart for her Chinese-American father, who wanted her to be popular, and her Caucasian mother, who pressured her to become a doctor.

  • Writing Workshop
    Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Civic Room

    Kathleen Anne Fleming presents a workshop on creating atmosphere.

  • Beyond the First Draft
    Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Pollak Room AB

    You've written the first draft of your novel. Congratulations! Now what do you do with it?

    In this workshop, author James Tadd Adcox will discuss moving from the first draft to the second - and beyond! Learn strategies for revising and shaping your novel, plus tools and techniques to help you keep it all organized. Along the way, he'll tackle questions both theoretical ("What should the beginning of the novel do? How about the end?") and eminently practical ("How do I convince my roommate/significant other that it's extremely important for me to have an entire hardcopy draft of my novel spread across the living room floor?").

  • Great Books
    Monday, March 21, 2016 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Join the monthly Great Books Discussion Group led by educator and scholar Robert Waterbury. Share stimulating discussions in a friendly, welcoming setting.

    The March reading is "Origin of Government" by Thomas Hobbes. Copies will be available at the Reader Services desk one month before the discussion.

  • Books on Tap: Snow Falling on Cedars
    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 7:00pm
    Landmark Inn

    Books on Tap is the library's book club in a pub. Meet in the private room of the Landmark Inn to relax, talk books, and enjoy a tasty beverage and snacks.

    Tracy Gossage leads a discussion of "Snow Falling on Cedars" by David Guterson. On an island north of Puget Sound in 1954, a reporter covers the murder trial of a Japanese-American fisherman.

  • Meet the Author: Patricia Skalka
    Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 7:00pm
    Pollak Room AB

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