One Book, One UIS Book Discussion

The Brookens Library ONE BOOK, ONE UIS program aims to enrich the campus at the University of Illinois Springfield. Together, we will read the same book, giving students, staff and faculty the opportunity to engage and interact with one another through the exploration of ideas and themes found in the reading. Special events and programs, book discussions and other activities will help the UIS campus grow closer together as we learn about ourselves, one another, and the world around us. Leadership lived begins with just one book!

The 2013 ONE BOOK, ONE UIS Selected Book

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Brookens Library, the One Book, One UIS Steering Committee and the University of Illinois Springfield’s Chancellor’s Office are proud to announce the inaugural One Book, One UIS selection: Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers.  The book unveils a stunning true story about the slums of India, delving into issues surrounding life, death and hope.

Book Discussions

In conjunction with One Book, One UIS Brookens Library is hosting three book discussions covering Behind the Beautiful Forevers – reserved for Students/Faculty/Staff at the University of Illinois Springfield & Members of the Friends of Brookens Library.

To participate, please fill out this form. All members will receive a FREE copy of the book. Seats are limited so make your reservation today.

Thursday, September 19, 3:30 p.m., Mary Jane’s—Discussion led by Maureen Hoover
Thursday, September 26, 7:00 p.m., LRH Great Room—Discussion led by Nancy Weichert
Thursday, October 3, Noon, Library classroom—Discussion led by Jane Treadwell


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