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Here is the latest list of book discussions and other events scheduled for The Big Read in the Chicagoland area that are not on the Columbia College Chicago campus. However, check back often for updates as we add events and information. 

 

Benedictine University - Film screening and book discussions
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

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

Date: Friday, April 19, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Book discussion of Chapters 1-8 of In the Time of the Butterflies. Meet in the IdeaLounge on the second floor of the Benedictine University Library.

Date: Friday, May 3, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Book discussion of Chapters 9-Epilogue of In the Time of the Butterflies. Meet in the IdeaLounge on the second floor of the Benedictine University Library.

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

 

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

 

East Chicago Public Library - Book discussion and celebration
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Book discussion and celebration of In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. 

Event Location: East Chicago Public Library, 2401 East Columbia Drive, East Chicago IN 46312

 

Harold Washington College Library - Book Discussion and Film Screening
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2013
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Please join our distinguished panel for a lively 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. This event will take place in Room 308 of Harold Washington College.

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

Join us for a screening of the 2001 motion picture adaptation of the book. "In the Time of the Butterflies" stars Salma Hayek, Lumi Cavazos, Marc Anthony and Edward James Olmos. A brief discussion comparing the movie and book versions will follow the screening, and refreshments will be served. This program will take place in Room 1038 of Harold Washington College. 

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


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

 



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