Home > Programs > Book Discussions, Book Talks, Author Visits
Book Discussions, Book Talks, Author Visits
Date: first Monday* of each month at 6:30 p.m. (*If the first Monday is a holiday, discussion is held on the second Monday.) Information is at 931-5100, Ext. 327.
Mon., March 3 at 6:30 p.m., Lois Bell Room:
Still Missing: Amelia Earhart and the Search for Modern Feminism, by Susan Ware. Amelia Earhart was first reported missing on 2 July 1937. Despite the ongoing fascination with her disappearance, Ware argues that key aspects of Amelia Earhart's life are still missing. This biography analyzes Earhart as part of the history of women and feminism. A heroine of her era, Earhart is a figure of inspiration for women today. (from Amazon.com)
International Book-ings (new discussion group meeting on the second Wednesday)
Wed., April 9 at 1 p.m.
This new book discussion group focuses on authors and locations from around the world. Both fiction and nonfiction works will be offered. Books are available for checkout (for free) at the Circulation Desk and at each group meeting. Whenever possible, movie tie-ins will be presented.
Joint meeting- Friends of the Library/Hammond Historical Society: "Dollar-A-Day Boys"
Sat., March 15 at 10 a.m.
(Program is open to the public.) Filmmaker, author & entertainer, Bill Jamerson, tells the story of the Civilian Conservation Corps, a job creation program during the Great Depression. Young men enrolled in the CCC built roads, fought fires, worked on soil erosion projects, and constructed Indiana's state parks.
After the talk, Jamerson sells and signs copies of his historical novel, Big Shoulders, a coming-of-age story of a teenager during The Great Depression. Jamerson drew on his years of research and interviews with dozens of former CCC enrollees to create a novel rich in detail and authentic in its storytelling.
Northwest Indiana's Steel Giants
Thurs., April 10 at 2 p.m.
Co-director and Archivist/Curator Stephen McShane of Calumet Regional Archives and Gary Wilk, co-editors of Steel Giants: Historic Images from the Calumet Regional Archives discuss the history of steel mills and the book. The books are also available for purchase.
A Night of Poetry with Yusuf Ali El
Thurs., April 10 at 6 p.m.
Hammond resident, Yusuf Ali El, received his B. A. from the University of New Hampshire and his M.A. from Governors State University. He is a poet, a public speaker and a spoken word performer.
In the last two years Yusuf has released several books: Ryme Tyme for Growing Minds, (a book for children,) Raw Tears, (a book of love & relationship poetry,) How To Feel Good About Yourself, (a success manual,) and a 40 year limited edition release of his first poetry publication, One Room Shack. He is working on the release of two books, O Woman, which first appeared in 1974, and a new children's book, Thank You & Please.
Local Author Fair
Sat., May 31
Meet local authors and have the chance to purchase their works. Event time and details will be available soon.
Moonlight in Duneland: The South Shore Marketing Campaign of the 1920s
Mon., June 9 at 2 p.m.
Co-director and Archivist/Curator Stephen McShane of Calumet Regional Archives and Ronald D. Cohen, co-editors of Moonlight in Duneland, discuss the history of the South Shore line; its marketing campaign to draw visitors to the Dunes; and the iconic posters. McShane and Cohen will sign copies of Moonlight in Duneland, which will be available for purchase.
© Hammond Public Library, 564
State Street, Hammond, Indiana 46320, (219) 931-5100