The Evanston Public Library has more than a month of virtual book discussions and lectures for the fall.

Book Discussions

North Branch Book Group discusses: The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende, Monday, September 21, 6:30 pm; registration at

Chicago Ave./Main St. Branch Book Group discusses: March, Book 1 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell. Monday, September 28, 7 p.m.; registration at

Spooky Stories for Kids Book Talk. Jaime Thome of Artists Book House and EPL Collections Manager Betsy Bird chat about how scary stories make us feel, and about the nature and thrill of ghostly tales. Read more and get the link to join at Monday, October 5, 7 p.m.

KeepinitReal Non-Fiction Book Group discusses: Not Forgotten: The True Story of My Imprisonment in North Korea by Kenneth Bae and Mark Tabb, Tuesday, October 6, 7 p.m.; registration at

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group discusses: Snake Agent by Liz Williams. Wednesday, October 7, 7 p.m.. Register

African American Literature Book Group discusses: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. Thursday, October 15, 7 p.m.; registration at

History Book Group discusses: A Stroll to Syracuse by J.G. Seume. Monday, November 9, 7 p.m. registration at 

Northwestern Lectures 

EPL and the Center for International and Area Studies Present: “Empire of Dune: Indigeneity, U.S. Power, and a Science Fiction Classic” with historian Daniel Immerwahr. Monday, October 12, 6 p.m.; registration at

Polarization, Party Conflict, and the 2020 Elections. Professor Laurel Harbridge-Yong will discuss the 2020 presidential and congressional elections in light of growing polarization and party conflict in American politics. Tuesday, October 13, 7:30 p.m.; registration at