EVENTS featuring the author

A Conversation with Ruth Ozeki

Thursday, October 26, 7:00 PM

Lake Forest College, Calvin Durand Hall, 555 North Sheridan Road

Ruth Ozeki will be here for a conversation with Lake Forest College English Professor, Davis Schneiderman. Register for this free event here

Tea and talk with ruth ozeki- event location changed to lake forest library

Friday, October 27, 10:00 AM

Lake Forest Library, 360 East Deerpath

Ruth Ozeki will be the featured author of our Tea and Talk. Please note- the location for this event has changed to Lake Forest Library. Register for this free event here

Ruth ozeki book signing and guided meditation at Lake Forest Book Store

Friday, October 27, 6:00 PM

Lake Forest Book Store, 662 North Western Avenue

Ruth Ozeki will lead a guided meditation followed by a book signing at the Lake Forest Book Store. Call (847) 234-4420 to register.

Other Library LAKE FOREST READS: RAGDALE EVENTS

Japanese koto music performance

Wednesday, September 27, 7:00 pm

Lake Forest Library- Conference Room, Main Floor, 360 E. Deerpath

A live music performance at the Library for all ages. Register for this free event by calling 847.810.4610. 

Sushi Making Class- FULL!

Monday, October 2, 7:00 pm

Lake Forest Library- Children's Activity Room, 360 E. Deerpath

Culinary instructor, Joelen Kenny, will teach you how to make vegetarian sushi. Registration for this event is full. Call 847.810.4610 to add your name to the waitlist.

A Tale for the Time Being Book Discussion

Thursday, October 19, Noon

Lake Forest Library- Conference Room, Main Floor, 360 E. Deerpath

Judy Levin will lead a discussion on A Tale for the Time Being.

Zen Life with Sensei Tanoue

Monday, October 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Lake Forest Library- Conference Room, Main Floor, 360 E. Deerpath

Learn how to live a peaceful and centered Zen life. No registration necessary.

Hidden Memory: An American Story

Sunday, October 22, 2:00 pm

Lake Forest Library- Children's Activity Room, 360 E. Deerpath

Third generation Japanese American, Anne Shimojima will tell the inspiring story of her family's journey from Japan to the United States and through the incarceration camps of World War II. No registration necessary.

Community-Wide Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale Events

Discover Ikebana at dickinson hall

Thursday, September 14, 2:00-4:00 pm

Dickinson Hall Senior Center, 100 East Old Mill Road

Learn the art of Japanese floral arranging (Ikebana), then make your own arrangement to take home. There is a small fee associated with this Dickinson Hall program. Call 847.234.2209 or visit Dickinson Hall's website for more information.

Explore Geneva and Japanese Gardens with Dickinson Hall

Friday, September 29, 8:30 am

Dickinson Hall Senior Center, 100 East Old Mill Road

This senior center outing will take seniors out on a full and fun day in the town of Geneva, IL. The group will tour a Frank Lloyd Wright home and it's accompanying Japanese gardens, then explore downtown Geneva. There is a small fee associated with this Dickinson Hall program. Call 847.234.2209 or visit Dickinson Hall's website for more information. 

Lake Forest Reads: Watercolor Painting at stirling hall

Saturday, September 30, 1:00 pm

Stirling Hall, 50 East Old Mill Road

Come to this free watercolor class from the Parks and Recreation department! Create a watercolor painting based on themes from A Tale for the Time Being. Register for this free class through the Lake Forest Parks and Recreation department. (Search Community Events in the Category field.)

Dickinson Hall Readers Book Discussion

Monday, October 9, 10:30 am

Dickinson Hall Senior Center, 100 East Old Mill Road

Librarians Liz and Kate will lead a discussion on A Tale for the Time Being at Dickinson Hall.  Call 847.234.2209 or visit Dickinson Hall's website for more information.

Screening of ruth ozeki film, halving the bones at gorton

Thursday, October 19, 7:00 pm

Gorton Community Center, 400 East Illinois Road

Gorton will host a special screening of Halving the Bones, a film written, produced, and directed by Ruth Ozeki. Following the screening, Lake Forest College professor, Elizabeth Benacka, will lead a discussion of the film. Learn more about the movie here. No registration necessary.

"Then They Came for Me" Art Gallery Exhibit with Dickinson Hall

Wednesday, October 25, 9:30 am

Dickinson Hall Senior Center, 100 East Old Mill Road

This outing will take seniors to Alphawood Gallery in Chicago to tour the first, original exhibition of Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans During WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties.  There is a small fee associated with this Dickinson Hall program. Call 847.234.2209 or visit Dickinson Hall's website for more information.