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Upcoming Speakers & DiscussionsDave Clark presents Good Food Fast: The 20th Century Dining Revolution . Program preceded by 10 a.m. coffee time. L...Suzanne Hales, title TBA. Program preceded by 10 a.m. coffee time. Location: Roehri RoomThe adult book discussion features The Art Forger by Barbara A. Shapiro. By page two of this novel, the reader is fully ...
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Our discussion of 11/22/63 by Stephen King proved that books we love don’t always make for great book club selections. Although the overwhelming consensus was that this novel was enjoyable and even fascinating at times, the discussion didn’t flow as … Continue reading
Arcadia by Lauren Groff is an intensely character-driven story about a boy named Bit Stone. It is told in four sections, during four different periods of his life. During the first two sections, Bit is growing up in an idealistic … Continue reading
Name: James Berger Office: Finance & Facilities Committee, Library Services & Community Relations Committee Term: 2011-2015 After working for 28 years at the Bank of Lincolnwood, Jim retired as executive vice president. He has also served on the boards of … Continue reading
Coming Together in Skokie is a community-wide celebration designed to promote literacy and to explore in depth a different culture each year. The Lincolnwood Library is proud to participate in celebrating Greece, the culture of focus in 2013! Events being … Continue reading
We began this year’s discussion group with a novel set in late 1930s Manhattan, The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. Most participants gave it a favorable review, but critics felt that the main character—smart, beautiful, martini-loving Katey Kontent—was not authentically feminine … Continue reading
Parents, it is never too early to encourage a lifelong love of reading and learning. In fact, pediatricians recommend reading aloud to your children every day. Numerous studies have shown that students who are exposed to reading, especially repetitive reading … Continue reading
In December, we discussed A Grown-up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson, which was a genre shift from our usual literary fiction to women’s fiction. We agreed that though variety is the spice of life and it’s important to read … Continue reading
Name: Kendra Beard Office: Board President Term: 2011-2015 Kendra Beard is serving her third term on the Board of Trustees. Professionally her background is in public policy, especially environmental policy issues, sustainability, and economic development. She has served on a … Continue reading
Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks inspired “so-so” reactions from our book group, but because we learned so much from reading it, there was much to discuss. We determined that the novel’s key themes are intolerance, the role of women, race … Continue reading
Name: Pamela Stavinoga Profession: Novelist After a business career, Pamela Stavinoga now spends most of her time volunteering. She won Lincolnwood’s 2012 Madeleine Grant Award for Volunteerism and is president of the Friends of the Lincolnwood Library. She is also … Continue reading