Humanity 101: "Promises Kept"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Regardless of how wealthy or poor their parents are, all black boys must confront and surmount the "achievement gap": a divide that shows up not only in our sons' test scores, but in their social and emotional development, their physical well-being, and their outlook on life. As children, they score as high on cognitive tests as their peers, but at some point, the gap emerges. Why?

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Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

Exam Cram

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 12:00am

Your spot at a quiet table has been reserved. Stop by starting December 9 and ask for space to study alone or with a group. Brain fuel will periodically be provided.

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Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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Exam Cram

Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 12:00am

Your spot at a quiet table has been reserved. Stop by starting December 9 and ask for space to study alone or with a group. Brain fuel will periodically be provided.

Location: 
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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Words on Wednesday: "The Sun Also Rises" by Hemingway

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Journey with Oak Park local, Ernest Hemingway to 1920s Paris and Spain, visiting cafes, fishing in streams, and witnessing the running of the bulls. Traveling with a cast of characters, Hemingway gives us a glimpse into the lives of "the lost generation."

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

Location: 
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

Words on Wednesday: "Americanah"

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, Chimananda Ngozi Adiche's, Americanah , explores the experiences of culture shock, lost love, hardships, and racism of a well-educated Nigerian immigrant, Ifemelu, in America.

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

Location: 
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

Words on Wednesday: "Outliers: the story of success"

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

In this book, you will journey through the world of “outliers.” You will learn the secrets of software billionaires, why people of certain cultures are better at academic performance, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band. You will learn that culture, family and other factors, rather than just having a high IQ, contribute immensely in making a person successful. Join us to discuss this inspiring book by Malcolm Gladwell.
Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

Location: 
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

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