One Book One Harper Spring 2023 Programs
Meet with others who share a passion for learning and reading. Book discussions are
sponsored by the Harper College Library's One Book, One Harper program. Book discussions
will be held in the Library. Please contact Christine Kuffel (847.925.6859 or email@example.com) with questions or to register).
Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo
Friday, February 3, 2023
Can a disaster be intriguing??? Yes. It can. This richly-detailed and thought-provoking
title shares the tragic and compelling story of the industrial accident that devastated
Boston’s North End and created a catalyst for social, political, and commercial change.
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
Friday, March 10, 2023
An engaging novel based on the 1930’s New Deal Pack Horse Library program. Cussy is
a social outcast trying to do good for her community. This atmospheric story is a
must-read for those with a love for libraries and an understanding of the power of
Overground Railroad by Candacy Taylor or
Driving While Black by Gretchen Sorin
Friday, April 14, 2023
Take your pick or read both! For many, the automobile symbolizes freedom and the
liberty to choose when and where we go. This was not the case for many Americans
as the color of their skin robbed them of such autonomy (no pun intended). Learn
about the ways in which ‘travelling while Black’ impacted the economic, political,
and social history of the United States.
Join us to learn more about a variety of fascinating topics.
Please contact Christine Kuffel (847.925.6859) (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions,
or to register. All programs will be hosted virtually using WebEx.
Hidden Memory: An American World War II Story
w/ Anne Shimojima
Thursday, February 9, 2023
World War II was a very different experience for Japanese Americans. Join storyteller Anne Shimojima as
she shares the inspiring story of her family’s journey from Japan and through the
incarceration camps. Anne illustrates her story with photos from her family and the
National Archives, showing a family whose only crime was looking like the enemy.
Motown: Music That Moved the World
w/ Gary Wenstrup
Thursday, March 16, 2023
The 1960’s. Detroit. Motown Records produced hits as fast as Ford Motor Company
produced automobiles. The music of Motown defined the generation. Learn about the
amazing journey of this musical capitol and the timeless classics it created.
Casting A Historic Vote: Suffrage for Women in Illinois
w/ Jeanne Schultz Angel
Thursday, April 20, 2023
The path to women’s suffrage was not as straightforward as the history books lead
us to believe; it was actually fraught with struggle and strife. Learn about the
players, the movement, and the setbacks that tell the story of this hard-won victory.
Additional Harper College Library Programs
Brain Boost utilizes the Wits Workout program developed by University of Illinois
Extension educators. Brain Boost is a brain health program that provides participants
an opportunity to engage and exercise their intellectual and social skills through
brain puzzles and interaction. This is a virtual program. Please contact Christine
Kuffel (847.925.6859) (email@example.com) with questions, or to register.
Link for all Brain Boost sessions:
Thursday, 2/9@ 11am-11:45am CT
Thursday, 2/23 @ 11am-11:45am CT
Thursday, 3/9 @ 11am-11:45am CT
Thursday, 3/23 @ 11am-11:45am CT
Bookmarks: Satisfying Series with Christine Kuffel
Books et al. programs focus on various topics related to books and reading.Summer is the perfect time to binge-read a series. Join us as we share our suggestions
for the sweet, the scandalous, the shadowy, and the speculative stories we can’t put
down! Learn about new titles (and series) to add to your TBR (to be read) list! There’s
something for everyone! Please contact Christine Kuffel (847.925.6859) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
with questions, or to register. This is a virtual program.
Tuesday, 5/9 @ 7pm