Author and researcher Richard Rothstein presents the policies that led to racial segregation in American communities, and what can be done to reverse these practices and work towards racial equity. Co-sponsored by multiple Illinois libraries and held in partnership with Racial Awareness in the North Shore (RAIN) and Together is Better Alliance (TiBA).
Join us for an evening with bestselling author Chris Bohjalian as he speaks about his newest release The Hour of the Witch. Bohjalian is the bestselling author of 22 books that have been translated into 35 languages, including 3 movies and a TV series. In partnership with the Virtual Programming Consortium. Limit 100.
Welcome to the Library’s monthly film series for adults. Films screened in the Community Room. Doors open 30 minutes before screening. Audience led discussions follow matinees. Drop in.
Based on the book by Jessica Bruder, following the Great Recession of 2008 and the collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad.
A Korean-American family moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream, but as the family home changes with the arrival of their sly, incredibly loving grandmother, it shows the undeniable resilience of family and what it takes to make a home.
A loner and skilled cook travels to the west to join a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, but only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune. The two collaborate on a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a nearby wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow.
Civil War veteran Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd crosses paths with a 10-year-old girl taken by the Kiowa people. Now forced to return to her aunt and uncle, Kidd agrees to escort her across the harsh and unforgiving plains of Texas, but the long journey soon turns into a fight for survival as the traveling companions find danger at every turn.
MUSIC ROOM 33 1/3
Programs held via Zoom. Funded in part by a grant from the GPL Foundation. Presented in partnership with the Arlington Heights Memorial, Northbrook, and Addison Public Libraries. 33 1/3 is a series of short books about popular music, each book focusing on an iconic individual album that occupies a specific place in music history.
Douglas Wolk discusses his remarkable book that brings to life an October evening in 1962 at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem during the height of Cold War, piecing together what took place and capturing the enduring power of one of James Brown’s defining moments: Live at the Apollo.
Join author Geeta Dayal as she helps unravel Another Green World’s many mysteries. Through interviews and archival research, learn the strange story of how Another Green World formed the link to Brian Eno’s future and foreshadowed his metamorphosis from glam rocker to sonic painter and producer.
Erin Osmon celebrates the music of John Prine, as her book marks the 50th anniversary of the release of his album Prine. Often called the Mark Twain of American songwriting, John Prine chronicles the legendary singer-songwriter’s Middle American roots and his remarkable ascent from singing mailman to celebrated son of Chicago.
Angela James’ music has been called “smoldering and gorgeous” by the Chicago Reader and brings to mind the rich, deep voices of artists like Patsy Cline and Rosanne Cash with the narrative sensibility of more modern female troubadours like Neko Case and Gillian Welch.