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Book Discussions, Book Talks, Author Visits


Novel Conversations

Mon., April 7 at 6:30 p.m., Lois Bell Room:

Sweet Tooth, by Ian McEwan

During the Cold War in Britain, Serena Frome is recruited to work as an intelligence agent for MI5 and her first mission involves getting close to Tom Haley, a promising young writer. Despite her best intentions she starts falling for Tom, with potentially dangerous consequences.

International Book-ings (new discussion group meeting on the second Wednesday)

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.

Wed., April 9 at 1 p.m.: Still Life (mystery), by Louise Penny

Wed., May 14 at 1 p.m.: Remarkable Creatures (historical fiction), by Tracy Chevalier

Wed., June 11 at 1 p.m.: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (mystery) by Alexander McCall Smith

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.


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