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Here is the latest list of book discussions and other events scheduled for The Big Read in the Chicago area. However, check back often for updates as we add events and information. 

 

Benedictine University - Film screenings
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

As part of The Big Read, Benedictine University will screen the documentary "Code Name Butterflies" or the feature motion picture,  "In the Time of the Butterflies." TBD

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Screening of the documentary "Code Name Butterflies" or the feature motion picture,  "In the Time of the Butterflies." TBD

Event Location: 5700 College Rd., Lisle, IL 60532

 

Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences - Book Discussion
Date: Friday, May 3, 2013
Time: 2:00pm

Discussion of In the Time of the Butterflies.

Event Location: 3857 W. 111th Street, Chicago, IL 60655

 

Cicero Public Library - Book discussions in English and Spanish and Film Screening
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Book discussion for In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. This discussion will be in ENGLISH.

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Book discussion for En el tiempo de las mariposas by Julia Alvarez. This discussion will be in SPANISH.

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

As part of The Big Read, Cicero Public Library will show the feature motion picture, "In the Time of the Butterflies" starring Salma Hayek,
Lumi Cavazos, Marc Anthony and Edward James Olmos.

Event Location: Cicero Public Library, 5225 West Cermak Road, Cicero, IL 60804

 

Harold Washington College Library - Book Discussion and Film Screening
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Panel discussion of In the Time of the Butterflies. This program will be a guided discussion of the themes in the book, comparisons to present day and, if any of those issues have changed. A limited number of books in both English and Spanish will be available in advance to program participants.

Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Screening of the motion picture, "In the Time of the Butterflies." 

Event Location: 30 East Lake Street , Room 102, Chicago, IL 60605

 

Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy - Book Discussions in Spanish and in English
Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Time: 3:45pm – 4:30pm

Discussion of the book, En el tiempo de las mariposas, in Spanish.

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2013
Time: 3:45pm – 4:30pm

Discussion of In the Time of the Butterflies in English.

Event Location: IHSCA Library, 2520 S. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60608

 

North Riverside Public Library - Film screening and Book Discussion
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

As part of The Big Read, North Riverside Public Library will show the feature motion picture, "In the Time of the Butterflies" starring Salma Hayek, Lumi Cavazos, Marc Anthony and Edward James Olmos. Drop-in only.  Refreshments will be served.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Time: 7pm- 8:30pm

The North Riverside Public Library will be holding a book discussion of In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. This event is free and open to the public. For information, please call (708) 447-0869.

Event Location: North Riverside Public Library, 2400 S. Des Plaines Avenue, North Riverside, IL 60546


River Forest Public Library (afternoon and evening book discussions)
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Please join us for a discussion of In the Time of the Butterflies led by Ms. Luisa Gonzalez and Dr. Rafael Perez Guerra, members of the Dominican American Midwest Association. Both of these leaders will bring a unique and personal perspective to the discussion, with a connection to Dede Mirabal and experience of the Trujillo dictatorship. More information is available at: www.riverforestlibrary.org

Event Location: River Forest Public Library , 735 Lathrop Ave., River Forest, IL 60305

 



For a list of book discussion questions, click here.