NOVEMBER 2-5, 2017

and year round





Scott Turow

06/03/2017 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Room 301 & 302

Bill ten Boom has walked out on everything he thought was important to him: his career, his wife, Kindle County, even his country. Still, when he is tapped to examine the disappearance of an entire Gypsy refugee camp – unsolved for ten years – he feels drawn to what will become the most elusive case of his career. In order to uncover what happened during the apocalyptic chaos after the Bosnian War, Boom must navigate a host of suspects ranging from Serb paramilitaries to organized crime gangs to the U.S.

Testimony - Scott Turow - <span class="date-display-single">06/03/2017 - 7:00pm</span>



Here I Am

Jonathan Safran Foer

06/10/2017 - 7:00pm

- Gates of Heaven Synagogue - James Madison Park

Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the meaning of home—and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear.

Here I Am - Jonathan Safran Foer - <span class="date-display-single">06/10/2017 - 7:00pm</span>



Illusion of Justice

Jerome Buting

06/14/2017 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Room 301

Presented in partnership with Mystery to Me Bookstore, Jerome Buting discusses his new book, Illusion of Justice: Inside Making a Murderer and America's Broken Justice System. Over his career, Jerome F. Buting has spent hundreds of hours in courtrooms representing defendants in criminal trials. When he agreed to join Dean Strang as co-counsel for the defense in Steven A. Avery vs. State of Wisconsin, he knew a hard fight lay ahead.

Illusion of Justice - Jerome Buting - <span class="date-display-single">06/14/2017 - 7:00pm</span>



The Hour of Land

Terry Tempest Williams

07/07/2017 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Rooms 301 & 302

America’s national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing, which is why more than 300 million people visit the parks each year. Now Terry Tempest Williams, the author of the environmental classic Refuge and the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds, returns with The Hour of Land, a literary celebration of our national parks and an exploration of what they mean to us and what we mean to them.


The Hour of Land - Terry Tempest Williams - <span class="date-display-single">07/07/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

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