Book Discussions

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Discussion Group: The Three-Body Problem

Wednetitlesday, August 3, 7 pm, Third Floor Seminar Room, Main Library

The Evanston Public Library Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu (translated by Ken Liu). 

The 2015 Hugo Winner is set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution. A secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact, and an alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion.   

 

League of Graphic Novel Readers: Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

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Tuesday, August 9, 6pm, Comix Revolution, 606 Davis Street

The League of Graphic Novel Readers will read Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast, a graphic memoir by the beloved New Yorker cartoonist filled with her trademark dark humor. Copies of Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? 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.

 

   

History Book Discussion Group: The Empire of Necessity

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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

 

   

CAMS Book Group: Finding Nouf

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Monday, August 29, 7 pm, Chicago Avenue & Main Street Branch

Days before her wedding, Nouf goes missing. Desert guide Nayir is brought in to find her. When her body is found in the desert with signs of drowning, it raises more questions. In his search for the truth, Nayir enlists the help of Katya, a lab worker in the coroner's office. Each must overcome their own prejudices if they are to find the answers. Copies of Finding Nouf are available at the Chicago Avenue & Main Street Branch. Stop in or call, (847) 905-0764, to reserve a copy.

 

 

   

Keepinitreal: The Stranger and the Statesman

altTuesday, August 30, 7 pm, Seminar Room, 3rd Floor, Main Library

In this illuminating and dramatic biography, Nina Burleigh reveals a little-known slice of social and intellectual history in the life and times of the man responsible for the creation of the United States' principal cultural institution, the Smithsonian. It was one of the nineteenth century's greatest philanthropic gifts -- and one of its most puzzling mysteries. In 1829, a wealthy English naturalist named James Smithson left his library, mineral collection, and entire fortune to the "United States of America, to found ... an establishment for the increase & diffusion of Knowledge among men" -- even though he had never visited the United States or known any Americans.

Copies of The Stranger and the Statesman 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.

   

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Discussion Group: Neuromancer

titleWednesday, September 7, 7 pm, 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Main Library

The Evanston Public Library Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss Neuromancer, by William Gibson.

The award-sweeping novel that kicked off the cyberpunk genre!  Case had been the sharpest data-thief in the business, until vengeful former employers crippled his nervous system. But now a new and very mysterious employer recruits him for a last-chance run. The target: an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence orbiting Earth in service of a sinister business clan. 

 

 
   

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