MAIN EVENTS FEATURING THE AUTHOR

A Conversation with Rebecca Makkai

Thursday, October 10, 7:00 pm, Lake Forest College

Listen to a conversation between Rebecca Makkai and Davis Schneiderman, Dean of Lake Forest College, as they discuss The Great Believers, the writing process, and more. Q&A session to follow. Please register for this free event.

Friday, October 11, 10:00 am, Lake Forest Library

Enjoy light refreshments as Rebecca Makkai discusses her writing and her novels in the intimate surroundings of the Library, followed by a Q&A session. Please register for this free event.

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Book Signing with Rebecca Makkai

Friday, October 11, 6:00 pm, Lake Forest Book Store

Rebecca Makkai wraps up 2019’s Lake Forest Reads: Ragale with a book signing at Lake Forest Book Store. To register, call the bookstore at 847.234.4420.

 

OTHER EVENTS

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French Cooking with Chef Susan Maddox

Monday, September 9, 7:00 pm

Discover the ins and outs of French cooking with Chef Susan Maddox, former owner and chef at Le Titi de Paris, a French restaurant in Arlington Heights. Register at lakeforestlibrary.org/events.

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Acrylic Painting Class at Stirling Hall

Monday, September 16, 6:30-8:30 pm

Join Stirling Hall art teacher, Cheryl Steiger as she instructs on how to recreate a modern acrylic painting of a rainy Eiffel Tower scene. Register through Stirling Hall at https://www.cityoflakeforest.com/parks-and-recreation/.

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Managing Epidemics Over Time at the History Center of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff

A panel discussion on epidemics past and present; from early diseases that touched Lake Forest and Lake Bluff to the AIDS epidemic in Chicago to today’s measles epidemic. Register through The History Center.

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The Normal Heart (film) at Gorton Center

Sunday, September 29, 4:00 pm

Join us at Gorton Center to watch The Normal Heart, a beautiful film exploring activism, love, and friendship during the AIDS crisis in New York, then stay for a short discussion to follow. Register through Gorton Center.

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Documentary Discussion

Monday, September 30, 7:00 pm

Watch the documentary, Enlighten Us with us, then stay afterward for a brief discussion on the movie. Learn more about the movie from Roger Ebert’s review. No registration necessary.

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Art in 1920’s Paris

Thursday, October 3, 7:00 pm

Art lecturer, Debra Levie brings 1920s Paris to Lake Forest by exploring beautiful works of art from the time. Register at lakeforestlibrary.org/events.

BOOK DISCUSSIONS

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True Story Book Discussion

Wednesday, September 11, 7:00 pm

Lawrence Wright takes a deep dive into the world of Scientology. Join Chris as he leads this fascinating discussion. No registration necessary.

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Mystery Book Discussion

Thursday, September 12, 7:00 pm

Join Kate in discussing this intense thriller about a cult. No registration necessary.

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Discussions of The Great Believers

Tuesday, September 17, 2:00 pm at Dickinson Hall. No registration necessary.

Thursday, September 19, Noon at Lake Forest Library. No registration necessary.

Thursday, September 26, 6:30-8:00 pm at The Gallery. Register for this event at lakeforestlibrary.org/events.