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Exploring Identity, Love, & Being Black

Conversation with Award-Winning Author Jason Mott

2024-02-20 15:00:00 2024-02-20 16:00:00 America/Chicago Exploring Identity, Love, & Being Black Join us as we talk to New York Times bestselling author Jason Mott about his recent novel Hell of a Book. Please register for link to Zoom. Virtual -

Tuesday, February 20
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-02-20 15:00:00 2024-02-20 16:00:00 America/Chicago Exploring Identity, Love, & Being Black Join us as we talk to New York Times bestselling author Jason Mott about his recent novel Hell of a Book. Please register for link to Zoom. Virtual -

Join us as we talk to New York Times bestselling author Jason Mott about his recent novel Hell of a Book. Please register for link to Zoom.

You’re invited to join us as we talk to New York Times bestselling author Jason Mott about his recent novel Hell of a Book. This magnificent work of fiction is deeply honest, at times electrically funny, and is a book that goes to the heart of racism, police violence, and the hidden costs exacted upon Black Americans and America as a whole.

In Hell of a Book, a Black author sets out on a cross-country publicity tour to promote his bestselling novel. That storyline drives Hell of a Book and is the scaffolding of something much larger and more urgent: Mott’s novel also tells the story of Soot, a young Black boy living in a rural town in the recent past, and The Kid, a possibly imaginary child who appears to the author on his tour.

As these characters’ stories build and converge, they astonish. While this heartbreaking and magical book entertains and is at once about family, love of parents and children, art and money, it’s also about the nation’s reckoning with a tragic police shooting playing over and over again on the news. And with what it can mean to be Black in America.

Unforgettably told, with an electrifying plot and characters who burn into your mind, Hell of a Book is the novel Mott has been writing in his head for the last ten years. And in its final twists, it truly becomes its title. Register now!

About the Author: Jason Mott is the author of two poetry collections and four novels. His first novel, The Returned, was adapted for television and aired on ABC under the title Resurrection. Since then, his novels that followed have received various accolades and acclaim. His most recent novel, Hell of a Book, won the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction Winner, was a Carnegie Medals For Excellence Longlist nominee, and the winner of the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction. He lives in hermitude in Southeastern North Carolina.

Please Register for link to program.



Live Virtual Author Talks - This new series through Library Speakers Consortium offers live online talks by bestselling authors of books in a variety of genres. Participants receive a link to the program when they register. Please see https://libraryc.org/gailborden to register and also view recorded videos of past speakers.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual | Adult Programs |

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Phone: 847-742-2411

Hours

Today's hours

We're open 9:00AM to 9:00PM

Mon, Feb 26 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Feb 27 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Feb 28 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Feb 29 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Mar 01 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Mar 02 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Mar 03 12:00PM to 5:00PM

About the Branch

Programs presented virtually through FB, Zoom, YouTube, and other online sources.

Upcoming Events

Mon, Feb 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Dive in to learn Spanish! Intermediate level participants will practice conversations in Spanish by doing activities in the library or visiting places in the community.
Registration is now closed

Mon, Feb 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mobile Services - Sprinter
TechKnow Mobile Stop: EPEL Playgroup – Zion Lutheran Church - 330 Griswold St, Elgin, IL 60123

Canceled
Mon, Feb 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
New venue In The Community
Join the ReaderShip for a mini storytime and introduction to the early literacy programing and services the library offers.

Mon, Feb 26, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Virtual - Branch Services - Zoom
Join us on Zoom for a lively book discussion.
Registration is now closed

Mon, Feb 26, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Mobile Services
Rivers Edge Townhomes Clifford Ave, Elgin 3:00-3:45pm

Mon, Feb 26, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Main Library - Sally Lee Fox & Eagle Rooms
During our coldest season of winter, let's learn about these burly, white winter warriors. We will learn all about polar bears and do some fun polar bear themed activities.
Registration is now closed

Mon, Feb 26, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Mobile Services
1068 Todd Farm Dr, Elgin 4:00-4:45pm

Mon, Feb 26, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Mobile Services
Parking lot on Mark Ave, near Greater Grace Church, Elgin 5:00-5:45pm

Canceled
Mon, Feb 26, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
In The Community
This event has been canceled.

Tue, Feb 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Join us for an active program of music, stories, and rhymes! Best for ages 2-6 with an adult caregiver. Drop-in program! No registration required.

Rescheduled
Tue, Feb 27, 10:30am - 11:30am
New date Tuesday, February 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library
Learn about recent trends in scams, how to protect yourself from them, and what to do if you get tricked.

Tue, Feb 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs in this interactive Storytime. Ages 1-3 years old with adult caregiver.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Feb 27, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Mobile Services
104 S State St, Elgin 1:30-2:15pm

Tue, Feb 27, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
South Elgin Branch
For active seniors who would like to connect with community plus Elgin Memory Cafe' participants, this group meets to see a presenter, learn "tech bytes", and make a craft to make for nursing homes.

Tue, Feb 27, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Mobile Services
Near S Belmont Ave & Belmont Ct, Elgin 2:45-3:45pm

Tue, Feb 27, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Mobile Services - Sprinter
TechKnow Mobile Stop: Mobile Food Pantry- Buena Vista Apartments- 1285 Fleetwood Dr. Elgin, IL 60123

Tue, Feb 27, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Mobile Services
Fleetwood Dr. Playground by the Office, Elgin 4:00-4:45pm

Tue, Feb 27, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270
Help out the library with various projects. Meet in Studio 270. Registration Required.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Feb 27, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Sally Lee Fox & Eagle Rooms
Are you a fan of BTS, Blackpink, Stray Kids, or other K-pop groups? Come enjoy your favorite K-pop songs while you make buttons, shrink-plastic charms, and other crafts.

Tue, Feb 27, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Participantes de nivel intermedio, practican conversaciones en inglés, adquieren confianza y mejoran su pronunciación. El grupo es liderado por un tutor de Literacy Connection. Favor registrarse
Registration is now closed

Tue, Feb 27, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Reunión Informativa del Programa del Lenguaje Dual del Distrito Escolar U-46. Esta reunión se ofrecerá en español e inglés.