Lake Forest and Lake Bluff libraries announce new joint winter reading program

Lake Forest Library
360 E Deerpath Rd
Lake Forest IL 60045

Lake Bluff Public Library
23 E Scranton Ave
Lake Bluff IL 60044


Lake Forest and Lake Bluff libraries announce new joint winter reading program

November 28, 2018 – LAKE FOREST Ill – Lake Forest and Lake Bluff libraries announce a new One Book Two Communities winter reading program called Deep Freeze Read. The program centers on a nonfiction book relevant to the local area with the purpose of inspiring discussion around real-world issues.

The 2019 Deep Freeze Read book is The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan. Everyone is invited to check out the book and attend events at both libraries this winter. Events begin in January and explore themes from the book including ecology and the environment, the Great Lakes, and going green. The program culminates with a visit from author Dan Egan on March 6, 2019.

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About the Book

The Great Lakes hold 20 percent of the world's supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work, and recreation for tens of millions of Americans. But they are under threat as never before, and their problems are spreading across the continent. The Death and Life of the Great Lakes is prize-winning reporter Dan Egan's compulsively readable portrait of an ecological catastrophe happening right before our eyes, blending the epic story of the lakes with an examination of the perils they face and the ways we can restore and preserve them for generations to come.

About the Author

Dan Egan is a reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a senior water policy fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Freshwater Sciences, and the author of 2017 New York Times Notable Book The Death and Life of the Great Lakes. He has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and he has won the Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award, John B. Oakes Award, AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award, and J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award. A graduate of the Columbia Journalism School, he lives in Milwaukee with his wife and children.

Author Events

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
1:00 pm
Lake Forest College

Dan Egan meets with Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Glenn Adelson to discuss The Death and Life of the Great Lakes in a free event open to both students and the public.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
7:00 pm
Gorton Community Center

In a discussion moderated by Lake Forest Open Lands Director of Education Susie Hoffman, Dan Egan discusses ecology and how the health of the Great Lakes affects us all. A book signing follows the interview; Lake Forest Book Store will provide books on site for purchase. The event is free.

More info about Deep Freeze Read

Michelle Doshi
Adult Services Librarian