Harper College

OBOH Spring 2024 Events

One Book One Harper Spring 2024 Programs 

**All events are free for everyone**

Book Discussions

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 ckuffel@harpercollege.edu) with questions, or to register). 

 
And A Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails by Wayne Curtis
Friday, February 9, 2024
2-3pm CT
There's more than one way to view history. This time, it's through the lens of Rum, so pull out your (reading) glasses and let your perception of American history be shaken and stirred. A creative telling for a captivating story. Facilitated by Tom Goetz.
 
How the Post Office Created America: A History
Friday, March 8, 2024
2-3pm CT
Many of us get something in the mail six days a week.  Yet, most know very little about the origin of the Post Office, its leaders, and its impact on major historic events.  A rich and engaging tribute to this omnipresent but often overlooked service.  Facilitated by Jim Edstrom. 
 
The Trackers: A Novel by Charles Frazier
Friday, April 5, 2024
2-3pm CT 
 
This descriptive historical fiction introduces us to Depression-era Wyoming, and folks with roving hearts and an interest in the arts.  A stout plot and seedy characters add to the dramatic tone of this title. 
 

Virtual Presentations 

Join us to learn more about a variety of fascinating topics. 
Please contact Christine Kuffel (847.925.6859) (ckuffel@harpercollege.edu) with questions, or to register.  All programs will be hosted virtually using WebEx.
 
 
Barbie: The History of America's Most Famous Doll
Thursday, February 15, 2024
7-8pm CT 
 
Barbie.  Some love to love her.  Some love to hate her.  Ranging from fanaticism to criticism, no other doll has evoked such a wide range of emotions.  Learn her story and how she lifted and shifted women’s place in society.
 
Hollywood Style: Icons of Fashion
w/ Dr. Annette Bochenek
Thursday, March 14, 2024
7-8pm CT 
 
Nothing beats the aesthetic and allure of Golden Age Hollywood glamour.  Learn about the imaginations and innovations that created the icons we remember today.  These were the original influencers!
 
Masterpiece Mysteries: History Unraveled
w/Jennifer Scavone
Thursday, April 11, 2024
7-8pm CT
 
There is more to art than what the eye can see.  Learn about the role conservation work has played in discovering the underlying secrets behind the showpieces.  This program will definitely have you looking at things differently…
 
Last Updated: 1/31/24