Monday, January 24, 2011

Chick Lit Challenge for literature about women of color

The challenge will run from January 1 - December 31, 2011.

Paper, e-books and audio books are all acceptable.

What qualifies as colorful chick lit
- Written by women of color about women of color
- Humorous, snarky or laugh out loud
- A tinge of romance, but not so much that it resembles a Harlequin
- A happy ending
- It's rom/com on paper!
Participants should try to read books from all four categories: Indian, Latina, Asian & African-American

Levels of participation
- Novice: 4 to 7 books
- Amateur: 8 to 11 books
- Queen of Chick Lit: 12 or more books

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

Alliance Francaise de Chicago celebrates "Black Paris"

A lecture highlighting the history of Africans and African Americans in Paris, France will be held on February 1 at the Alliance Francaise de Chicago, 810 N. Dearborn.

The travel guide discovery of historical African-American Paris will be lead by Kiratiana Freelon, a Harvard graduate who has traveled and lived in over 25 countries, and is the author of Kiratiana's Guide to Black Paris: Get Lost and Get Found.
The lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Alliance, 54 W. Chicago Avenue entrance. Free admission for members and $5 for non-members. Contact Alliance Francaise at (312) 337-1070 for details. Register at

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tuesday, January 11 book club meeting cancelled

Snow, Snow and more snow! the Tuesday, January 11, 7 p.m. book club meeting has been cancelled and rescheduled for Tuesday, February 8 at 7 p.m.
We will continue our online discussion of "A Mercy" by Toni Morrison.

Copies of the February title, "Dutch", by Teri Woods, are available for checkout at the Evanston Public Library 2nd flr. Reader's Services Desk. Phone (847) 448-8621 to register.