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VIRTUAL Classic Film Discussions: The 70s "The Conversation"

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
January 13: Chinatown
January 20: The Conversation
The 1970s were a time of questioning all our institutions and a time of seeking our identity--as a country and as individuals. Nowhere was the decade's spirit more evident than in the cinema. Hollywood responded to the turbulent times with anti-heroes and strong women; conspiracy thrillers and vigilante films; and indies and personal filmmaking. Francine J. Sanders, film scholar and writer, returns to lead discussions of two iconic films from the American New Wave.

You'll need to watch the film on your own prior to the discussion. The Glencoe library has the film on DVD, and other libraries in the system have it on Blu-ray. The film can also be streamed for about $4 or with membership through Amazon Prime, AppleTV, Google Play, Hulu, Paramount+, Philo, Sling TV, Vudu, and YouTube. (As of December 1, it is NOT available through Kanopy or Netflix) 

You're welcome to attend one or both of the discussions, but attending both will give you the best experience. If you wish to attend both of the discussions, you'll need to sign up separately.

Thursday, January 13, 1-2:30 pm: Chinatown (dir. Roman Polanski, 1974) A private detective hired to expose an adulterer in 1930s Los Angeles finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder. With Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. Read an in-depth review of the film here.

Thursday, January 20, 1-2:30 pm: The Conversation (dir.  Francis Ford Coppola, 1974) A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that the couple he is spying on will be murdered. With Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Cindy Williams, Frederic Forrest, Harrison Ford, Teri Garr, and Robert Duvall. Read an in-depth review of the film here.

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VIRTUAL Mystery Group: The Chain

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Ann Perks will lead a discussion of The Chain by Adrian McKinty.

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VIRTUAL Mystery Group: The Chain

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Ann Perks will lead a discussion of The Chain by Adrian McKinty.

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VIRTUAL Big Books / Things Fall Apart

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Over three weeks, this guided discussion series of classics will read Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe's 1958 narrative about Africa's cataclysmic encounter with Europe as it establishes a colonial presence on the continent. The discussions will be led by returning leader Joseph Alulis of the University of Chicago's Basics Program.

Class will meet on Zoom. Registration is required for participation. You only need to register for the first class (not all three). The Zoom link for the series will be emailed on January 14 and will work for all three classes.

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VIRTUAL Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Judy Levin will lead a discussion of Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty by Anderson Cooper. All are welcome.

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VIRTUAL Big Books / Things Fall Apart

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Over three weeks (Feb 1-15), this guided discussion series of classics will read Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe's 1958 narrative about Africa's cataclysmic encounter with Europe as it establishes a colonial presence on the continent. The discussions will be led by returning leader Joseph Alulis of the University of Chicago's Basics Program.

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VIRTUAL Wednesday Fiction Group: The Cold Millions

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Judy Levin will lead a discussion of The Cold Millions by Jess Walter. All are welcome.

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VIRTUAL Big Books / Things Fall Apart

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Over three weeks (Feb 1-15), this guided discussion series of classics will read Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe's 1958 narrative about Africa's cataclysmic encounter with Europe as it establishes a colonial presence on the continent. The discussions will be led by returning leader Joseph Alulis of the University of Chicago's Basics Program.

Class will meet on Zoom. Registration is required for participation. You only need to register for the first class (not all three). 
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VIRTUAL Mystery Group: The Thursday Murder Club

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Ann Perks will lead a discussion of The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman.

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VIRTUAL Mystery Group: The Thursday Murder Club

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Ann Perks will lead a discussion of The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman.

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VIRTUAL Historical Fact & Fiction: Slavery

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Ann Perks will lead a discussion of Kindred by Octavia E. Butler and Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom by Catherine Clinton. 

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VIRTUAL Historical Fact & Fiction: Slavery

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Ann Perks will lead a discussion of Kindred by Octavia E. Butler and Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom by Catherine Clinton. 

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VIRTUAL Wednesday Book Group: The Book of V

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Judy Levin will lead a discussion of The Book of V by Anna Solomon. All are welcome.

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VIRTUAL Nonfiction Group: First Friends: The Powerful, Unsung (and Unelected) People Who Shaped Our Presidents

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Judy Levin will lead a discussion of First Friends: The Powerful, Unsung (and Unelected) People Who Shaped Our Presidents by Gary Ginsberg. All are welcome.

Here is a link to a recording of the library's September 13, 2021, program with Gary Ginsberg. 

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