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Curbside Splendor Pop-Up Book Fair

Curbside Splendor's Annual Pop-Up Book Fair moves to Oak Park. Meet and browse the works of Chicago area's finest independent publishers. The afternoon will include readings, writing, and family friendly fun.

Pop-Up Book Fair special guest panels:

Noon - Conversation with Chris Ware and Hilary Chute, presented by 57th Street Books
1 pm - Local author William Hazelgrove reads from his book, The Pitcher. Q & A to follow. 2 pm - The Fictional Ernest Hemingway, presented by Don Evans of Chicago Literary Hall of Fame

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Words + Music: a Pop-Up Book Fair After-Party

Curbside Splendor's WORDS + MUSIC pops up at Oak Park Public Library. Enjoy readings from Curbside authors, live music, and bookish camaraderie, plus a cash bar. 21+

Words by :
Susan Lanier (author of The Game We Play)
Bill Hillmann (author of The Old Neighborhood)
Daniela Olszewska (author of Citizen J)
James Tadd Adcox (author of Does Not Love)

Music by: Paul Cary

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genre X: The Teleportation Accident

genre X is on tour! Join us for our monthly book discussion for readers in their 20s and 30s, now popping up at a new location each month. April's selection is The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

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genre X: How Music Works

genre X is on tour! Join us for our monthly book discussion for readers in their 20s and 30s, now popping up at a new location each month. May's selection is How Music Works by David Byrne.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

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genre X: We Need New Names

Join us for our monthly book discussion for readers in their 20s and 30s. March's selection is We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

For more information on genre X, visit our website and join our Goodreads group to see a list of upcoming and previous selections.

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genre X: You're Not Doing it Right

Join us for our monthly book discussion for readers in their 20s and 30s. February's selection is You're Not Doing it Right by Michael Ian Black.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

For more information on genre X, visit our website and join our Goodreads group to see a list of upcoming and previous selections.

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genre X: Master and Margarita - RESCHEDULED

The Jan. 28 discussion of The Master and Margarita was canceled due to extreme weather, but will occur on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Genre X's regular schedule includes discussions on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

Join us for our monthly book discussion for readers in their 20s and 30s. January's selection is The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

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genre X: Master and Margarita - THIS EVENT IS CANCELED

The Jan. 28 discussion of The Master and Margarita is being canceled due to extreme weather forecasted, and rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 4.

Join us for our monthly book discussion for readers in their 20s and 30s. January's selection is The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

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Spooky Spell Yeah! a spelling bee for grownups

Spell Yeah! is back, with a spooky twist. Join genre X for our 3rd annual spelling bee for grownups.

Registration for spellers is open now, and is highly encouraged. Some drop in spots will be available the night of the event. Doors open at 8 PM, and spelling begins at 8:30 PM.

Top spellers will be rewarded for their smarts with fabulous prizes. Audience members and spellers who sport their spookiest duds could also win.

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genre X: Zone One

Join us for our monthly book discussion for readers in their 20s and 30s. October's selection is Zone One by Colson Whitehead.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

For more information on genre X, visit our website and join our Goodreads group to see a list of upcoming and previous selections.

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