Read & Reflect: "Reckoning at Eagle Creek"

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Cultural historian Jeff Biggers takes us to the dark ruins of his family's nearly 200-year-old hillside homestead that has been strip-mined on the edge of the first federally recognized Wilderness Site in southern Illinois. In doing so, he not only comes to grips with his own denied backwoods heritage, but also chronicles a dark and missing chapter in the American experience: the historical nightmare of coal outside of Appalachia, serving as an exposé of a secret legacy of shame and resiliency.

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Brown Bag: "Girl in a Box"

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Award-winning author Sujata Massey is back with a delicious blend of mystery and contemporary women's fiction. In "Girl in a Box," Japanese-American sleuth Rei Shimura is on her most dangerous outing yet. Rei's mission, should she choose to accept it, is to go undercover as a clerk in a big Tokyo department store. It's a tricky and risky assignment, but it also gives Rei the opportunity to check out all the latest fashions and use her store discount to indulge her shopping impulses.

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Read & Reflect: "Being Mortal"

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can improve not only life but also the process of its ending. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, "Being Mortal" asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.

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