Events

Saturday October 25, 2014
Start: Oct 25 2014 2:00 pm
End: Oct 25 2014 4:00 pm


A King Salmon Journey and Grizzly Bears of Alaska

The popular Alaskan author of nature books for children and adults and a frequent visitor to The Book Stall returns to talk about her books, including two new in 2014:

Grizzly Bears of Alaska, a picture book for children about bears, cubs, habitat, hibernation, diet, and how far they will roam, as well as

A King Salmon Journey, the story of a female king salmon taking a dramatic trip from the Bering Sea through the waters of Alaska and Canada to safely deliver her eggs.

Start: Oct 25 2014 3:30 pm

SATURDAY, OCT. 25
3:30 pm, Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington
and

SUNDAY, OCT. 26
2 pm, Wilmette Historical Museum, 609 Ridge Road

Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston

For
her new book, Evanston native and Clemson University lecturer Barr went
back to her old neighborhood to track down her old classmates and piece
together a history of Evanston based on a group of childhood friends
growing up at the height of local civil rights activism. Note:
Saturday’s event at the Evanston Public Library is free and open to the
pubic. Sunday’s talk in Wilmette, co-hosted with the Winnetka Historical
Society, is free to members/$5 for non-members.

Sunday October 26, 2014
Start: Oct 26 2014 2:00 pm

 

Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston

For her new book, Evanston native and Clemson University lecturer Barr went back to her old neighborhood to track down her old classmates and piece together a history of Evanston based on a group of childhood friends growing up at the height of local civil rights activism. Note: Saturday’s event at the Evanston Public Library is free and open to the pubic. Sunday’s talk in Wilmette, co-hosted with the Winnetka Historical Society, is free to members/$5 for non-members.

Monday October 27, 2014
Start: Oct 27 2014 12:00 pm

MONDAY, OCT. 27
12 noon, Luncheon, The Standard Club

Heritage

Brock, the chef at the hugely successful Charleston restaurants Husk and McCrady’s, talks about his first cookbook, complete with his inspired recipes that seek to preserve the heritage foods of the South.

Tuesday October 28, 2014
Start: Oct 28 2014 12:00 pm


Leaving Time

Bestselling author Picoult speaks about her highly anticipated new novel. It’s the story of a woman who enlists the help of a psychic and jaded private detective to help her investigate the mysterious disappearance of her mother, a scientist studying grief among elephants, more than a decade ago. Luncheon.

Start: Oct 28 2014 4:00 pm


What’s So Yummy: All About Eating Well and Feeling Good

Robie reads from her new book, the fourth in her “Let’s Talk About You and Me” children’s series written with Nadine Bernard Westcott.

Start: Oct 28 2014 5:00 pm

A Chicago Council on Global Affairs Program

Political Order and Political Decay

Chicago-born Stanford University professor Fukuyama speaks about his new book, a sequel to his influential Origins of Political Order. This new work takes up the essential question of how societies develop strong, impersonal, and accountable political institutions, following the story from the French Revolution to the so-called Arab Spring and the deep dysfunctions of contemporary American politics.
 

Wednesday October 29, 2014
Start: Oct 29 2014 12:00 pm


Chicagoscapes

Award-winning photographic artist Kanfer presents his beautiful new book illuminating the subtleties of mood, architecture, street corners, lakefront, and forces of nature that make Chicago a city unlike any other. Luncheon.

Start: Oct 29 2014 4:00 pm


4 pm, Storytime at the store

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

We’ll be celebrating the 25th anniversary of this classic, just out in a special anniversary edition.

Start: Oct 29 2014 5:30 pm

A Chicago Council on Global Affairs Program

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

Award-winning journalist Klein, author of the 2007 #1 bestseller The Shock Doctrine, speaks about her latest book, an explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core “free market” ideology of our time, restructure the global economy, and remake our political systems.

Start: Oct 29 2014 7:00 pm


This event has been cancelled.


Troika

You’ll want to pay attention to his debut novel about a Cuban dancer in a seedy Floirda strip club, a wealthy Russian immigrant in New York, and his wife who is struggling to maintain her dignity after a life-changing accident. Writes Kirkus Reviews: “Riveting drama and sensuous prose make for an unforgettable love story.”

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