06:00 PM - 07:00 PM, every 3 months on Wednesday through Nov 17, 2021.
Illinois Valley Community College is embarking on a new chapter this fall with their new community reads program, One Book, One College. Beginning in September, the college is partnering with local libraries and the Perfectly Flawed Foundation to discuss Eric Eyre’s Death in Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight Against the Drug Companies that Delivered the Opioid Epidemic. <br/><br/>What is a One Book program? <br/>A One Book program seeks to bring a community together through a shared reading and discussion of a book or theme. It attempts to create a shared experience and provide insight into lived experiences that are perhaps unknown to you but nevertheless part of your community. The program acts as an aid to engaging our community in conversations about topics that are on people’s minds in the hope of coalescing our ideas of community and empathy. The text featured in the program is intended to lay the groundwork for discussion but reading of the text is not required for participation. The events provide safe spaces for members of the community to think critically, learn, and grow through candid and supportive discussions. <br/><br/>This year's program runs from September to April, with book discussions running through November and speaker events, film viewings, and panel discussions occurring during the Spring. <br/><br/>The One Book, One College program is open to all members of our community and beyond. Our first event will be held on Wednesday, September 8 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom and in-person at the following locations: <br/>· Illinois Valley Community College, Jacobs Library, A-201, 815 N. Orlando Smith Dr., Oglesby, IL 61348 <br/>· Perfectly Flawed Foundation, 240 First Street LaSalle, IL 61301 <br/>· Oglesby Public Library, 111 S. Woodland Ave., Oglesby, IL 61348 <br/><br/>For information about the program, dates and times of events or to learn how you or your organization can become involved, visit www.ivcc.edu/onebook or contact Jayna Leipart Guttilla at email@example.com