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Special Events

Sunday, February 19
Peoria Public Library North Branch, 1:30 p.m.
Film Showing: “A Family Thing”
Showing of “A Family Thing” starring Robert Duvall and James Earl Jones. When an Arkansas man learns that he has an African American half-brother, he travels to Chicago to meet him. With the help of their Aunt T, the men work through long-held grudges and prejudices. A brief discussion will follow the film. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 23
Peoria Public Library Lincoln Branch, 6:00 p.m.
The Big Read Peoria Reads! Silver Sparrow Author Tayari Jones
The author of Silver Sparrow, the 2017 Big Read Peoria Reads! book, Tayari Jones, will talk about her book, answer questions and sign books. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, February 25
Peoria Public Library North Branch, 1:00 p.m.
The Big Read Peoria Reads! Silver Sparrow Author Tayari Jones
The author of Silver Sparrow, the 2017 Big Read Peoria Reads! book, Tayari Jones, will talk about her book, answer questions and sign books. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 7
Illinois Central College North Campus, 5407 North University Street, Peoria IL 61614 - 7:00 p.m.
Between the Lines: Great Books, Great Discussion
Between the Lines presents Silver Sparrow. This beautifully written novel is about two half-sisters and a bigamist father who tries to keep both families from connecting in 1980s Atlanta. The first half of the novel is told through the eyes of one half-sister and the second half is told through the eyes of the other half-sister. Come join us for a lively discussion about parent and teenage relations, the meaning of family, and especially about some very good reading. Presenters: Paul Resnick (ICC), Margot Vance (ICC), Roberta Koscielski (Peoria Public Library), and Wayne Cannon (Common Place Family Learning Center). Free and open to the public.