Events

Monday February 02, 2015
Start: Feb 2 2015 11:30 am


Not Impossible: The Art and Joy of Doing What Couldn’t Be Done


Ebeling, described as “a film producer by trade, optimist by nature,” talks about his new book in which he details the new ways he has found to create new, simple, do-it-yourself technologies to help people surmount seemingly impossible odds.

Reception followed by Luncheon.

Tuesday February 03, 2015
Start: Feb 3 2015 5:30 pm

A Chicago Council on Global Affairs Program

Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe
Friedman, founder and chairman of the private intelligence and geopolitical forecasting corporation Stratfor, speaks on the topic of his new book. In it, he describes what he sees as inherent European flashpoints smoldering beneath the surface that could have the potential to upend Europe as we know it.

Thursday February 05, 2015
Start: Feb 5 2015 4:30 pm


The Terrible Two

Meet comedic authors Mac Barnett and Jory John as they discuss and sign copies of their new collaboration for readers ages 9-12. The School Library Journal says, "Coauthors and friends Barnett and John have created a fast paced, laugh-out-loud novel sure to appeal to those who appreciate a good prank and have a sense of justice...a good candidate for reluctant readers and a natural next read for fans of Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. 

Saturday February 07, 2015
Start: Feb 7 2015 1:00 pm

 

The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money

New York Times “Your
Money” columnist Lieber explains how talking openly to children about
money can help parents raise modest, patient, grounded young adults who
are financially wise beyond their years.

Sunday February 08, 2015
Start: Feb 8 2015 3:00 pm

 

Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant

Jose Angel N., an undocumented immigrant who lives in Chicago, reads from his memoir, praised by Booklist for describing “the netherworld of the undocumented…with great eloquence and pathos.” The book recounts his years-long journey from harrowing border crossing to proud husband, father, homeowner, and college graduate. He will be introduced by Dr. Francisco Gonzales-Crussi, a Mexican immigrant who was Head of Laboratories at Lurie Children’s Hospital for more than 30 years.

Open to the public, but registration is requested online at www.epl.org or by calling 847 448-8620.

Monday February 09, 2015
Start: Feb 9 2015 7:00 pm


The Family Action Network (FAN) hosts the Chicago premiere of the film “The Mask You Live In” and a discussion featuring Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film’s director, producer, and writer.  

The film follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, the film’s protagonists confront gender stereotypes involving race, class, and circumstance that create a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become “real” men.

Tuesday February 10, 2015
Start: Feb 10 2015 9:00 am
End: Feb 10 2015 10:30 am


A Silent Samaritan Event
Woman to Woman – Mending Hearts with Barbara Mahany

Local writer Mahany, author of the Book Stall bestseller Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door, gives a presentation in support of the Silent Samaritan Fund, created to give underserved women in the community sessions with counselors who are dealing with crises such as divorce, illness, anxiety, or unemployment. Ms. Mahany will relate stories of women helping women.

Tickets ($35) can be purchased online at www.northshoresamaritan.org or by calling 847 446-6955, Ext. 10.

Wednesday February 11, 2015
Start: Feb 11 2015 7:00 pm


Shotgun Lovesongs

Wisconsin author Butler will read from his 2014 hit novel about a group of childhood friends from Little Wing, Wisconsin. Butler and his book are Book Stall favorites!

Note:There will also be a book discussion of Shotgun Lovesongs at the Glencoe Public Library on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 1 pm.

Thursday February 12, 2015
Start: Feb 12 2015 7:00 pm


Born for Love: Why Empathy is Essential—and Endangered

Dr. Perry, a Senior Fellow at The Child Trauma Academy in Houston and adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and one of the world’s leading authorities on the effects of trauma on children’s mental health, will discuss scientific studies and historical examples to explain how empathy develops, why it is essential for our development into healthy adults, and how it is threatened in the modern world.

Also on February 13, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.

Start: Feb 12 2015 7:00 pm


The Knife

Former Army Ranger and combat veteran Ritchell delivers a war story about the mind-numbing periods of waiting, the stress of battle fatigue, the ingeniously idiotic ideas that fill downtime and the spine-tingling moments when life is ever-so fragile.

Friday February 13, 2015
Start: Feb 13 2015 9:00 am


Born for Love: Why Empathy is Essential—and Endangered

Dr.
Perry, a Senior Fellow at The Child Trauma Academy in Houston and
adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral
Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University
and one of the world’s leading authorities on the effects of trauma on
children’s mental health, will discuss scientific studies and historical
examples to explain how empathy develops, why it is essential for our
development into healthy adults, and how it is threatened in the modern
world.

Start: Feb 13 2015 12:00 pm


Call Me Debbie: True Confessions of a Down-to-Earth Diva

In her new memoir, internationally renowned opera singer Deborah Voigt describes her journey to becoming one of the world's most celebrated artists. Luncheon.

Monday February 16, 2015
Start: Feb 16 2015 12:00 pm


Believer: My Forty Years in Politics

David Axelrod’s highly anticipated Believer is the tale of a political life well-lived and of a man who never gave up on the deepest promises our country has to offer.

Tuesday February 17, 2015
Start: Feb 17 2015 7:00 pm


The Orphan Sky

Azerbaijani-American composer, singer, and writer Ella Leya speaks about her novel, set at the crossroads of Turkish, Persian and Russian cultures in the late 1970s. It’s the story of a young classical pianist who struggles to reconcile her dreams of winning international competitions and the acclaim this would bring to her beloved Azerbaijan with the corrupt world of the Communist Party.

Wednesday February 18, 2015
Start: Feb 18 2015 10:30 pm


What the Lady Wants

This novel is the story of Marshall Field and his quest to rebuild Chicago after the Great Fire. Anyone who lives in or has a tie to our great city will love this book!

Friday February 20, 2015
Start: Feb 20 2015 11:30 am


Love and War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters, and One Louisiana Home

Ideologically mismatched and intensely opinionated political consultants (and husband and wife) Carville and Matalin speak about their follow-up to their bestseller All’s Fair. Their new book is a look at the last two decades in American politics and a primer on grown-up relationships and values.

Reception followed by Luncheon.

Saturday February 21, 2015
Start: Feb 21 2015 10:00 am
End: Feb 21 2015 12:00 pm


White Space

YA Educator Day with our Special Guest. Ilsa J. Bick, the critically acclaimed author of The Ashes Trilogy, will be at the store to talk to educators and librarians about her new book, White Space.

Monday February 23, 2015
Start: Feb 23 2015 11:30 am

 

Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools

In his new book, described as essential reading for anyone concerned about the future of American public education, the former chancellor of New York City schools offers the behind-the-scenes story of the city’s dramatic campaign to improve public education and an inspiring blueprint for national reform. Klein’s own personal story is at the book’s core: his humble upbringing in Brooklyn and Queens, and the key role that outstanding public school teachers played in nurturing his success.  Reception folllowed by Luncheon.

Start: Feb 23 2015 12:00 pm

Two Events:
•    12 noon, Luncheon, University Club of Chicago
•    7 pm, North Shore Country Day School Auditorium, A FAN Event

The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money
Award-winning New York Times “Your Money” columnist Lieber speaks about his new book, a practical guidebook for parents that is grounded in real-world stories from families with a range of incomes. It covers the basics: the best ways to handle the tooth fairy, allowance, chores, charity, savings, birthdays, holidays, cell phones, splurging, clothing, cars, part-time jobs, and college tuition. He also identifies a set of traits and virtues—like modesty, patience, generosity, and perspective—that parents hope their young adults will carry with them out into the world.

Start: Feb 23 2015 7:00 pm

A FAN Event

The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money


Award-winning
New York Times “Your Money” columnist Lieber speaks about his new book,
a practical guidebook for parents that is grounded in real-world
stories from families with a range of incomes. It covers the basics: the
best ways to handle the tooth fairy, allowance, chores, charity,
savings, birthdays, holidays, cell phones, splurging, clothing, cars,
part-time jobs, and college tuition. He also identifies a set of traits
and virtues—like modesty, patience, generosity, and perspective—that
parents hope their young adults will carry with them out into the world.

Tuesday February 24, 2015
Start: Feb 24 2015 5:30 pm

A Chicago Council on Global Affairs Program


CHRISOPHER HILL

Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy—a Memoir


The former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs speaks on the subject “The North Korea Conundrum.” He will also be drawing on experiences he describes in his new book, Outpost.

Reservations at www.thechicagocouncil.org.

Wednesday February 25, 2015
Start: Feb 25 2015 7:00 pm


The Accidental Empress

The bestselling author of The Traitor’s Wife talks about her new book, the story of the little-known and tumultuous love affair of Sisi, the Austro-Hungarian empress and captivating wife of Emperor Franz Joseph.

Start: Feb 25 2015 11:30 pm


A Chicago Council on Global Affairs Program

Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy—a Memoir


The former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs speaks on the subject “The North Korea Conundrum.” He will also be drawing on experiences he describes in his new book, Outpost.Reception followed by luncheon.

Reservations at www.thechicagocouncil.org.

Thursday February 26, 2015
Start: Feb 26 2015 12:00 pm


Gale Gand’s Lunch!

Gale Gand’s latest book shows you how to make it happen, simply and easily and for a fraction of the price of prepared salads and sandwiches. Luncheon.

Friday February 27, 2015
Start: Feb 27 2015 12:00 pm


Dreaming Spies

Laurie King's New York Times bestselling novels of suspense featuring Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, are critically acclaimed and beloved by readers for the author's adept interplay of history and adventure. Now the intrepid duo is finally trying to take a little time for themselves - only to be swept up in a baffling case that will lead them from the idyllic panoramas of Japan to the depths of Oxford's most revered institution. Luncheon.

Saturday February 28, 2015
Start: Feb 28 2015 12:00 pm


Mrs. Thorne’s World of Miniatures

Narcissa Niblack Thorne began collecting miniatures as a young girl. Her fascination grew and as an adult, she gained world-wide recognition for hundreds of miniature rooms created with such exacting detail that they became educational tools for students of architecture and interior design. Luncheon.

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