IL Reads 2018 Program Series

Lillian Boxfish Takes a WalkThe Mirror ThiefAuthors in Conversation: Kathleen Rooney & Martin Seay

Saturday, September 8 @ 3pm

Don't miss a conversation with these two IL Reads 2018 authors! Married couple Kathleen, author of Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, and Martin, author of The Mirror Thief, will grace us with their wit, intellect, and prose. These books are highly recommended and will be available for purchase. 


Sissi: Empress on Her OwnDavenport Zither Ensemble 

Friday, September 21 @ 12pm

Join us for some Austrian & German Zither music to highlight the 2018 IL Reads pick Sisi: Empress on Her Own by Allison Pataki. The Davenport Zither Ensemble is the largest Zither group in the Midwest, and will charm you with their tunes.  


The Chicago WayThe Chicago Way Book Discussion with Book'em Book Club

Thursday, September 27 @ 6:30pm

Join the Mystery Book Club as we discuss 2018 IL Reads pick The Chicago Way by Michael Harvey. Stop by the Information Desk on the 2nd floor for a copy of the book - while supplies last.  



Church of MarvelsHistory of the Circus with Joe Colossa

Wednesday, October 3 @ 6pm

To highlight 2018 IL Reads pick Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry, Joe Colossa, former long-time employee of Ringling Bros. & current owner of the AL. Ringling Mansion, will be talking to us about the history of the circus, focusing on Ringling. He's been through the Quad Cities with the circus several times, so he's sure to have some good stories to tell.  


Dirt Is GoodDirt Is Good Poster Presentation

October 1-October 6, 2nd Floor

Come take a look at some of the Doctors' findings from 2018 IL Reads pick Dirt Is Good: The Advantage of Germs for Your Child's Developing Immune System by Jack Gilbert, PHD and Rob Knight, PHD.  


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