Isabel Wilkerson

A FAN Event
Monday, November 16, 7 pm
Evanston Township High School Auditorium
1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston

Hear journalist Isabel Wilkerson, author of the bestseller The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, speak on the subject "Our Racial Moment of Truth" at this Family Action Network (FAN) program. Ms. Wilkerson's book, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2011, is the story of three young people who set out from the American South during different decades of the 20th century en route to the North and West in search of what novelist Richard Wright called "the warmth of other suns." Ms. Wilkerson won the Pulitzer Prize for her work as Chicago bureau chief of The New York Times.   

This event is free and open to the public and is suitable for ages 12 and up.

Jessica Fechtor

Monday, November 16
7 pm at The Book Stall
Meet Jessica Fechtor, author of the popular website and blog Sweet Amandine and now a new memoir, Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home.  It is the amazing story of her recovery from a near-fatal brain aneurysm and how she drew strength from the restorative power of cooking and baking.

Click here for the Sweet Amandine website.

Ethan Long

Two Events with
Monday, November 16, 6:30 pm
Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave
Friday, November 20, 7 pm
Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie
Award-winning illustrator and children's book author Ethan Long will kick off a week visiting local students and schools with a public program at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on Monday, November 16 at 6:30 pm.Then he'll wrap up the week at the Skokie Public Library on Friday, November 20 at 7 pm. There, kids will dance the "Croakey" Pokey in honor of Mr. Long's hit book, The Croakey Pokey! Both events will feature Mr. Long's newest picture book adventure, In! Over! And On! (the Farm).

Click here for the Arlington Heights Memorial Library calendar and here for the Skokie Public Library author page and more information on either event. Both are free and open to the public. No registration required. 

Zach Lehner

Sunday, November 15
4 pm at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington

Local comic book artist Zach Lehner will walk kids through making their own comics, explaining simple tricks and techniques to make a story look amazing and fun! Plus, he'll talk about how he illustrated the awesome graphic novel Junior Braves of the Apocalypse Vol. 1: A Brave Is a Brave, about a group of boys coming back from a campout to find the world has ended.  Monsters roam the streets and the adults that are left have cracked under the stress. 

Grades 6-12. No registration necessary.

Elana Ashley

Saturday, November 14
11:30 am - 1 pm at the store
Meet Dr. Elana Ashley, the author of a mystery series in English and Spanish for children ages 4 to 8, entitled Splunkunio Splunkey, Detective and Peacemaker. She will be here at the store with her latest in the series, Case Two: Big Bully Holly Howler .

Click here for Splunkey's website.

Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., a FAN Event

A FAN Event
Wednesday, November 11
7 pm, New Trier High School Northfield, 7 Happ Rd.
The Family Awareness Network (FAN) presents  Dr. Marsha Linehan  for a talk on the subject "Balancing Acceptance and Change: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and the Future of Skills Training." Dr. Linehan is the developer of DBT and founder of the Linehan Institute, which advances leading-edge behavioral technologies that make compassionate and effective treatments available to all persons with complex and severe mental disorders. She is also a professor of psychology and adjunct professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle.  

Click here for the FAN website and more information.

Dr. Linehan's books, the DBT® Skills Training Manual: Second Edition and DBT® Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets: Second Edition can be ordered at the event, by calling The Book Stall at 847 446-8880, or here at the store.

Mockingjay Movie Mania

Mockingjay Movie Mania:  
Coming Soon to This Bookstore Near You 

We're delighted to host a "Mockingjay Meetup" this Saturday, November 14, from 2 - 4 pm, celebrating the upcoming release of the final movie in the series, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. We're partnering with Stacey Canova of Page Turners Blog to give fans of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games books and the movies  a chance to discuss both forms of media (Who did it best? How would you have adapted the books to film?) as well as win prizes. We'll have a drawing for free passes to an advance screening of the moviea complete set of Hunger Games books, and lots more. Our thanks to Page Turners Blog, Lionsgate Films, and Scholastic Books for contributing to the awesome prize pool and maximizing the fun. This event is recommended for ages 12 and up, and is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

Stacey Canova is a longtime friend of The Book Stall and the co-owner of Page Turners Blog, a website devoted to reviewing and celebrating contemporary YA literature.  

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 releases nationally next
Friday, November 20.