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Thursday, March 23
This month's meeting of the Gapers Block Book Club takes place tonight at The Book Cellar at 4736 N. Lincoln Ave., where we will be discussing Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama. The meeting begins at 7:30pm, and new members are always welcome! Hope to see you there. Visit the official book club blog for more information.
The James D. Watson who shared the Nobel Prize for discovering the structure of DNA will be appearing at the International House to talk about his forthcoming book Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Science. Free. 6pm. 1414 E. 59th St. Call 773-752-4381 for more information.
This free symposium is part of a two-week focus on Darfur by more than a dozen Chicago community organizations. Panelists include a photojournalist, a representative of Voices from Darfur, and representatives from human rights organizations. Dr. Lynette A. Jackson, Associate Professor, African American Studies and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago will moderate the panel, which begins at 7:30 PM in the James Simpson Theater. The panel will be followed by a special showing of the Darfur/Darfur outdoor photo projections. 1400 S Lake Shore. For more information, visit the website.
The Chicago Public Library welcomes Jeffrey Toobin, bestselling author and CNN's senior legal analyst, to discuss and sign his new book, The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court. The book delves into the complex dynamic of the nine justices that make up our supreme legal system and reveals the personalities of those people whose legal intepreations will affect the lives of all Americans for years to come. Free at 6pm in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium of the Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State St. Call 312-747-4050 for more information.