The St. Charles Public Library and Elgin Community
College are proud to cosponsor this year’s “Our
Community Reads” book, The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier. This evocative story of an arctic
adventure, an apocalyptic future and an ethereal afterlife
is sure to stimulate vibrant discussions on many levels.
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Online Book Discussion
How the Afterlife Has Been Depicted in Cinema
Tuesday, April 16 • 7:00 p.m. • Carnegie Room
Having taught classes in journalism, mass media and film appreciation, Gary Christenson will present a program that will cover many of the themes present in various films that depict the afterlife. In addition to writing feature articles on media topics for TV Guide, TV Guide Canada, the Chicago Tribune Magazine and Copley newspapers, Christenson is the author of the book, Fatherhood Is Not Pretty.