Events

Sunday August 02, 2015
Start: Aug 2 2015 3:00 pm

Resonance

 

Local author O’Rourke signs her new young adult novel, Resonance, the sequel to Dissonance, continuing the story of a
girl with the ability to walk between alternate realities who falls for
different versions of the same boy in every world she visits.

 

 

Tuesday August 04, 2015
Start: Aug 4 2015 12:00 pm

Corrupt Illinois: Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality

Veteran political observers Simpson and Gradel illustrate how corruption has undermined faith in, and hope for, honest government in Illinois. At the same time, they lay out a blueprint for transforming our state’s politics into what it should be – an instrument of public good. Luncheon.

Thursday August 06, 2015
Start: Aug 6 2015 12:00 pm

Lorado Taft: The Chicago Years

Dr. LaFrance, director of the David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University in Muncie, is the editor of this new biography of sculptor Lorado Taft, who helped build Chicago’s worldwide reputation as the epicenter of the City Beautiful Movement. Written by Allen S. Weller, the book is a fascinating account of the most productive and influential years of Taft’s long career. Luncheon.

Start: Aug 6 2015 6:30 pm

No One Needs to Know

We’re delighted to welcome back bestselling author O’Brien for a talk about his latest thriller. It’s the story of the murder of an actress and her family in a rented Seattle mansion in 1970 and the cursed on-location shooting of a film about the slaying decades later.

Start: Aug 6 2015 6:30 pm

No One Needs to Know

We’re delighted to welcome back bestselling author O’Brien for a talk about his latest thriller. It’s the story of the murder of an actress and her family in a rented Seattle mansion in 1970 and the cursed on-location shooting of a film about the slaying decades later.

Thursday August 13, 2015
Start: Aug 13 2015 7:00 pm

Most Wanted Particle

Dr. Butterworth, one of the leading physicists at the Large Hadron Collider outside Geneva, Switzerland, gives a vivid account of the hunt for the Higgs boson particle and life inside the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator.

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