Some Luck by Jane Smiley

(2015 Selection)

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All programs are free and open to the public; please note that some programs will be held offsite. The One Book series is funded by the Friends of the Wilmette Public Library.   Schedule of Events

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March 21 at 2 pm:  The Seasons on Henry’s Farm. Terra Brockman, author of The Seasons on Henry’s Farm, discusses her family’s multi-generational, biodiverse, sustainable farm in Central Illinois.  Ms. Brockman and director Ines Sommer also will preview excerpts from their upcoming documentary, A Season of Change on Henry’s Farm.  Tastings from the farm will be provided.

March 23 at 7 pm:  Fourth Monday Book Discussion.  A staff librarian leads a discussion of Jane Smiley’s Some Luck.

March 29 at 2 pm:  Some Luck at the Movies.  Independent filmmaker, author, and film studies instructor Mike Smith presents a program focusing on farm-related films that show how the lives of men and women living and working on farms play out against the backdrop of the harvesting and reaping cycles, creating a rich and uniquely American cinematic tapestry.

April 12 at 2 pm:  Vocal Interpretations of the Great American Songbook, 1920s - 1950s.  Chicago's premier male vocalist Paul Marinaro performs an intimate program of selections from the Great American Songbook, focusing on the years covered in Some Luck, including material celebrating the centennials of Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra.

April 14 at 10:30 am:  Classics & Contemporary Book Discussion.  A staff librarian leads a discussion of Jane Smiley’s Some Luck.

April 19 at 2 pm:  Storytelling: The Tie That Binds.  Northwestern University faculty member, theatre director, and renowned professional storyteller Rives Collins examines multi-generational storytelling as the glue that links us with the past even as it provides a sense of identity necessary to face the future.

April 22 at 1 pm:  Visit to Historic Wagner Farm.  1510 Wagner Road, Glenview.    A tour of Wagner Farm, followed by a butter making class. Meet at the main farm building, rain or shine.  Registration required via the Library’s website or by calling (847) 256-6930.

April 23 at 1 pm:  Getting Started With Your Family History.  Wilmette Family History Center, 2726 Lake Avenue, Wilmette.  Learn about genealogy resources available at the Family History Center at this one hour workshop on the fundamentals of starting your family research. Registration required via the Library’s website or by calling (847) 256-6930.

April 26 at 2 pm: Author Jane Smiley Discusses Some Luck. Wilmette Jr. High School Auditorium, 620 Locust Road, Wilmette.  Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley will discuss her novel Some Luck, the first volume in a trilogy. No tickets required.  A book signing will be held following the program. Copies of Some Luck will be available on site for purchase from The Book Stall at Chestnut Court. Copies of the trilogy’s second volume also will be for sale, two days prior to the book’s national release.

 

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