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Children's Book Club

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

                      

PAPER AIRPLANE WORKSHOP

Thursday, July 9th

4:00 pm at The Book Stall

Learn how to make stunt flyers and long distance haulers in our Paper Airplane Workshop. Participants will create several different paper airplanes, and practice launching them. A healthy afternoon snack and all materials will be provided.

This event is recommended for kids ages 7-9. A $5.00 gift card purchase per child is required for this event.

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JOY PREBLE & T.M. GOEGLEIN

Saturday, July 11th

2:00 pm at The Book Stall

 

Join YA authors Joy Preble (Finding Paris) and T.M. Goeglein (The Cold Fury trilogy) as they talk about their work: how they write, and what went into the making of their latest books.

 

 

This event is recommended for ages 12 to adult and is free and open to the public.

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TODD HASAK-LOWY - "How to Read Like a Writer" Event!

Sunday, July 12th

4:00 pm at the Evanston Public Library

Join writer Todd Hasak-Lowy (Me Being Me is Exactly As Insane As You Being You) in an interactive discussion about the relationship between active reading and creative writing. Todd will also answer questions and sign books.

This event is recommended for ages 12 and up and is free and open to the public. Space may be limited so please call the store to reserve your spot: 847.446.8880.

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PETER SLEVIN

Tuesday, July 14th

12:00 pm at the University Club

 

Meet Peter Slevin, a former Washington Post reporter and now professor at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, and hear him discuss his biography of First Lady Michelle Obama, following her to the White House her from her working-class childhood on Chicago’s South Side.

Please note: The dress code for the event is business casual. Denim is not permitted.

For reservations, please call The Book Stall: 847.446.8880

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FANCY NANCY CUPCAKE EXTRAVAGANZA!!!

Tuesday, July 14th

3:00 pm at The Book Stall

Come to our Fancy Nancy Super-Elegant Cupcake Extravaganza! Listen to Fancy Nancy stories, work on writing your own extra-fancy tale, and then decorate a super-special cupcake as we celebrate our favorite erudite picture-book character.

This event is recommended for kids ages 6-8. Fancy dress is requested but not required. A $5.00 gift card purchase per child is required for this event. Please call the store to reserve your spot: 847.446.8880 (we need to know how many cupcakes to bake).

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SCOTT SIGLER

Tuesday, July 14th

7:00 pm at The Book Stall

 

For fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Red Rising, comes Alive, a gripping sci-fi adventure in which a group of teenagers wake up in a mysterious corridor with no knowledge of who they are or how they got trapped. Their only hope lies with an indomitable young woman who must lead them not only to answers but to survival.
 

Join us at The Book Stall to welcome Michigan native, Scott Sigler, back to the Midwest as he discusses and signs Alive!

 

This event is recommended for ages 12 to adult and is free and open to the public.

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ALI WENTWORTH - TWO EVENTS!!!

Please note: This is the re-scheduled date!

Wednesday, July 15th

11:30 am at The Union League Club, and

 

6:30 pm at Sunset Ridge Country Club, 2100 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield, IL

 

We are thrilled to welcome comedian, actress, and author Ali Wentworth at two events celebrating her new book, Happily Ali After, a series of laugh-out-loud comic vignettes describing her mission of self-improvement. She will be at The Union League Club during the day for a luncheon and then at an evening benefit hosted by the North Shore Women's Board of the American Cancer Society.

Please note: The dress code for the event at The Union League Club is business casual. Denim is not permitted. For reservations, please call The Book Stall: 847.446.8880

To reserve a spot for the benefit for the Women's Board of the American Cancer Society event at Sunset Ridge, please go to: http://www.acsnorthshorewomensboard.com

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DON'T TELL THE PIGEON ABOUT THIS PARTY!!!

Thursday, July 16th

4:00 pm at The Book Stall

Join us for a celebration of Mo Willem's beloved Pigeon character. We'll read Pigeon stories, participate in book related activities, and peck at some popcorn.

This event is recommended for kids ages 4-7. A $5.00 gift card purchase per child is required for this event.

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WINNETKA SIDEWALK SALE!!! Two Day Event!!!

Friday, July 17th and Saturday, July 18th

All Day - both days - at The Book Stall

 

It's the annual event that everyone LOVES!!!

 

Stop by to say "hi" and browse our special sidewalk sale selection of goodies! Remember, books make the perfect gift.

 

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MADELEINE PLONSKER

Tuesday, July 21st

12:00 pm at the University Club

 

Art collector and philanthropist Madeleine Plonsker presents her bilingual book of images by Cuban photographers that she has collected over the years. Published by the Lake Forest Press, the book is the first North American publication with support from the Cuban Ministry of Culture and Fototeca de Cuba, Cuba’s repository of photography comparable in function to the Smithsonian Photography Department in Washington, D.C. Come and see some of the actual works featured in Madeleine’s gorgeous book.

Please note: The dress code for the event is business casual. Denim is not permitted.

For reservations, please call The Book Stall: 847.446.8880

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B.T. GOTTFRED

Wednesday, July 22nd

7:00 pm at The Book Stall

When Carolina and Trevor meet on their first day of school, something draws them to each other. They gradually share first kisses, first touches, first sexual experiences. When they're together, nothing else matters. But one of them will make a choice, and the other a mistake, which will break what they thought, was unbreakable. Both will wish that they could fall in love again for the first time . . . but first love, by definition, can't happen twice.

Told in Carolina and Trevor's alternating voices, Forever For A Year by local author B.T. Gottfred is an up-close-and-personal story of two teenagers falling in love for the first time, and discovering it might not last forever.

Recommended for ages 12 to adult. This event is free and open to the public.

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RENEE ROSEN

Tuesday, July 28th

12:00 pm at the University Club

Ms. Rosen discusses her bestselling novel, What The Lady Wants, about visionary retail tycoon Marshall Field and a love affair that stood through an age of devastation and opportunity, when an adolescent Chicago was transformed into the gleaming White City of the Chicago’s World’s Fair of 1893.

Please note: The dress code for the event is business casual. Denim is not permitted.

For reservations, please call The Book Stall: 847.446.8880

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ERICA O'ROURKE

Sunday, August 2nd

3:00 pm at The Book Stall

Join us here at The Book Stall to welcome Erica O’Rourke, one of our favorite local authors, as she introduces us to her new book Resonance - the thrilling sequel to her best-seller Dissonance.

Recommended for ages 12 to adult. This event is free and open to the public.

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DICK SIMPSON & THOMAS GRADEL

Tuesday, August 4th

12:00 pm at the University Club

Public funds spent on jets and horses. Shoeboxes stuffed with embezzled cash, ghost payrolls, and incarcerated ex-governors. Illinois' culture of "Where's mine?" and the public apathy it engenders has made our state and local politics a disgrace. In Corrupt Illinois, veteran political observers Thomas J. Gradel and Dick Simpson take aim at business-as-usual. Naming names, the authors lead readers through a gallery of rogues and rotten apples to illustrate how generations of chicanery have undermined faith in, and hope for, honest government. From there, they lay out how to implement institutional reforms that provide accountability and eradicate the favoritism, sweetheart deals, and conflicts of interest corroding our civic life.
Corrupt Illinois lays out a blueprint to transform our politics from a pay-to-play-driven marketplace into what it should be: an instrument of public good.

For reservations, please call The Book Stall: 847.446.8880

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ROBERT G. LaFRANCE

Thursday, August 6th

12:00 pm at the University Club

Join Lorado Taft: The Chicago Years editor, Robert G. LaFrance as he discusses sculptor Lorado Taft who helped build Chicago's worldwide reputation as the epicenter of the City Beautiful Movement. In this new biography, art historian Allen Stuart Weller picks up where his earlier book Lorado in Paris left off, drawing on the sculptor's papers to generate a fascinating account of the most productive and influential years of Taft's long career. Returning to Chicago from France, Taft established a bustling studio and began a twenty-one-year career as an instructor at the Art Institute, succeeded by three decades as head of the Midway Studios at the University of Chicago. This triumphant era included: ephemeral sculpture for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition; a prolific turn-of-the-century period marked by the gold-medal-winning The Solitude of the Soul; the 1913 Fountain of the Great Lakes; the 1929 Alma Mater at the University of Illinois; and large-scale projects such as his ambitious program for Chicago's Midway with the monumental Fountain of Time. In addition, the book charts Taft's mentoring of women artists, including the so-called White Rabbits at the World's Fair, many of whom went on to achieve artistic success. Lavishly illustrated with color images of Taft's most celebrated works, Lorado Taft: The Chicago Years completes the first major study of a great American artist.

For reservations, please call The Book Stall: 847.446.8880

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KEVIN O'BRIEN

Thursday, August 6th

6:30 pm at The Book Stall

We welcome back bestselling author and longtime Book Stall friend Kevin O’Brien for a talk about his latest thriller, No One Needs to Know. It’s the story of the murder of an actress and her family in a rented Seattle mansion in 1970 and the cursed on-location shooting of a film about the slaying decades later.

This event is free and open to the public.

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JOHN BUTTERWORTH

Thursday, August 13th

7:00 pm at The Highland Park Library, 494 Laurel Avenue

Jon Butterworth was a leading physicist on the ATLAS project at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland and in his new book, Most Wanted Particle, he gives us the first insider account of the hunt for the Higgs, and of life at the collider itself the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, 17 miles long, 20 stories underground, and designed to replay the original Big Bang by smashing subatomic particles at nearly the speed of light. Writing with clarity and humor, Butterworth revels as much in the hard science which he carefully reconstructs for readers of all levels as in the messiness, uncertainty, and "humanness” of science from the media scrutiny and late-night pub debates, to the false starts and intense pressure to generate results. He captures a moment when an entire field hinged on the proof or disproof of a 50-year-old theory and even science’ s top minds didn’t know what to expect. Finally, he explains why physics will never be the same after our first glimpse of the elusive Higgs and where it will go from here.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Photos From Recent Events

Walter Isaacson

Chris Chelios

Brooke Shields

Anjelica Huston

Fabio Viviani

Michael Pitre

Ellen Sussman

Barbara Mahany

Renee Rosen and Rebecca Makkai

Gale Gand

Bryan Stevenson

Jodi Picoult

Maziar Bahari, Jon Stewart, & Clarence Page

Clarence Page

Yotam Ottolenghi

Nick Kristof

Alan Cumming

Steven Pinker

Kevin Emerson

Ken Burns

Nicky Hilton

Tavis Smiley

Paul Ryan

Joan Rivers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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