A Science Based Book Discussion Series and Companion Theme Program


Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation


Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation

Dessert and a book!
Bring a Bag Supper, we’ll supply dessert from the Magic Spoon Bakery!

 Book Discussions will be led by Jerry Schneider. 
 Copies of the book are available at the library.
 All programs start at 6 pm
 One Thursday per Month from January to April 2020

Thursday, February 27th at 6 PM: Book Discussion and Dessert

The second book in the series is Walking: One Step at a Time by Erling Kagge. Explorer, lawyer, art collector, publisher, and author, Erling Kagge is the first person to have completed the Three Poles Challenge on foot—the North Pole, the South Pole, and the summit of Mount Everest.

Copies of the book are available to check out at the library.



In his book, Walking: One Step at a Time, the act of walking is the gateway to the questions that fascinate him—Why do we walk? Where do we walk from? What is our destination?—and in this book he invites us to investigate them along with him. He meditates on the anthropology and history of walking, the science of walking, the health benefits of walking and the delight of walking.Walking for Kagge is a natural accompaniment to creativity: the occasion for the unspoken dialogue of thinking. Walking is also the antidote to the speed at which we conduct our lives, to our insistence on rushing, on doing everything in a precipitous manner—walking is among the most radical things we can do.

Bring a bag supper and dessert from the Magic Spoon Bakery will be provided with cider!

Tuesday, February 11th at 6:30 PM: Evanston's Living History: A film by Craig Dudnick

The documentary is a compilation of Dudnick’s interviews with members of the Evanston, Illinois African American community, including descendants of Crawford’s family and residents who lived through segregation and the great migration from the south to the north. The documentary also describes the accomplishments of several prominent black Evanston residents, including Edwin Jourdain, the city’s first black alderman, former police chief William Logan, former fire Chief Sanders Hicks, and former mayor Lorraine Morton. The documentary has no commentary.  Its power is in first-person stories.

After the film there will be an update on Evanston as it is seen in 2020 and a discussion with refreshments!


Click on the image above to view the trailer.

Tuesday, February 25th at 6:30 PM: A Film for Black History Month: Selma

The film Selma chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay's SELMA tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.


There will be popcorn and cider!

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