Adult Reading Round Table

Developing Readers Advisory skills and promoting reading for pleasure through public libraries in the Chicago area

NEW PROGRAM
SERVING TEENS FROM ANYWHERE IN THE LIBRARY

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LITERARY BOOK DISCUSSION AND TRAINING

Please join us on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at 2:00 pm for a discussion of Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson. 

Ursula Todd is born on a snowy night in 1910, only to die and be reborn repeatedly.  This elaborate story blossoms
when Ursula begins to live though the Blitz and World War 2, which are vividly and hauntingly described from both
the British and German perspective.  While Atkinson explores how tiny changes in events can have major impacts
on an individual’s journey, she also brings major historical events into perspective from domestic settings. 
(A companion novel, A God in Ruins, is set for release in May 2015.)

Karen Toonen will facilitate the discussion at
Naper Blvd Library
2035 S. Naper Blvd
Naperville IL 60490

Participants will receive a list of discussion questions as well as a list of read-alikes.

Discussion of the book will be followed by a nuts-and-bolts session devoted to sharing practical solutions to the
problems and concerns of book discussion leaders.  Participants can discuss what has worked with their groups,
what hasn’t worked, and pose any questions they may want to discuss to with group.  The meeting will conclude
by
4:00pm
.

Please arrange to obtain a copy of the book for your own use.  A RSVP to ktoonen@naperville-lib.org, so that room arrangements can be made, will be greatly appreciated.

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