Author Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond: "Powder Necklace"

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Author Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond shares stories about her contemporary debut novel, "Powder Necklace," as well as her writing process. Far from the classic finding-your-roots story, this tale about a British teen’s return to her parents’ Ghana homeland is unsettling drama, with no clear coming home. That is what makes the wry, honest first-person narrative so memorable and so surprising, according to Booklist. Brew-Hammond draws on her own American Ghanaian identity to dramatize the hardship and the rich diversity of a multicultural heritage. AfriWare Inc. will sell books.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room

Author Robert Elder: "The Best Film You've Never Seen"

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Academy award-winning films and giant blockbusters have been memorialized. But what about the movies on the other end of the spectrum: the box office flops, the overlooked gems, the lesser-known art films? In "The Best Film You’ve Never Seen: 35 Directors Champion the Forgotten or Critically Savaged Movies They Love" by Robert K. Elder, these oft-disregarded films receive all the praise they deserve from some of the biggest directors in Hollywood. Meet author Robert Elder, hear his favorite stories and see film clips.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Christopher Kimball: "Science of Good Cooking"

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Sorry, this event is SOLD OUT. Christopher Kimball will discuss “Science of Good Cooking,” the new book from the editors at "Cook's Illustrated" Magazine. In this radical new approach to home cooking, the editors use science to explain what goes on in the kitchen. Unlike other food science books, they make a direct and practical connection between the science and the cooking.

Location: 
Unity Temple - Oak Park

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