Special program highlights upcoming:
Meet Documentary Filmmaker Craig Dudnick for a talk followed by a movie screening of “Alice’s Ordinary People”, the story of civil-rights advocate and leader Alice Tregay and Operation Breadbasket.
Saturday September 14th- 1:30-4pm
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Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner on Thursday, August 22nd at 6pm.
Called a “magnificently crafted story . . . brimming with wisdom” by Howard Frank Mosher in The Washington Post Book World, Crossing to Safety has, since its publication in 1987, established itself as one of the greatest and most cherished American novels of the twentieth century. Tracing the lives, loves, and aspirations of two couples who move between Vermont and Wisconsin, it is a work of quiet majesty, deep compassion, and powerful insight into the alchemy of friendship and marriage.
Adult Book Discussion Group-Classics
Please join us at 6:00pm on Tuesday September 23 to discuss:
1984 by George Orwell-To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the classic dystopian novel of 1949, we visit London, seen as a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.
The FOLIO-sponsored Adult Book Discussion program series “Murder They Wrote” will continue on Saturday, September 14
**NOTE special time*** 12pm-1:30pm
with nonfiction title The Girls of Murder City by Douglas Perry.
With a thrilling, fast-paced narrative, award-winning journalist Douglas Perry vividly captures the sensationalized circus atmosphere that gave rise to the concept of the celebrity criminal- and gave Chicago its most famous story. The Girls of Murder City recounts two scandalous, sex-fueled murder cases and how an intrepid “girl reporter” named Maurine Watkins turned the beautiful, media-savvy suspects-“Stylish Belva” and “Beautiful Beulah”-into the talk of the town. Fueled by rich period detail and a cast of characters who seemed destined for the stage, The Girls of Murder City is a crackling tale that simultaneously presents the freewheeling spirit of the Jazz Age and its sober repercussions.
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