Current Recommendations for Booklovers— Events

Free online event from "Politics & Prose" on Friday, June 11


Politics & Prose, Friday, June 11, 5:00 - 6:00 pm Central Daylight Time: A free online discussion about books by bestselling authors Lisa Taddeo and Raven Leilani. In her novel, Animal, Lisa Taddeo illustrates one woman's exhilarating transformation from prey into predator. In Luster, Raven Leilani creates a portrait of a young woman trying to make sense of her life—her hunger, her anger—in a tumultuous era.

There are a limited number of free tickets to this online event. There are also tickets available in conjunction with the purchase of either book. 

"Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them." ~Margaret Atwood

"The joy you feel is life." ~Gertrude Stein


Mark your calendar for June 22: In honor of PRIDE Month, Holocaust Museum LA presents a free online event: “The Daring Life and Dangerous Times of Eve Adams,” a virtual talk with Jonathan Ned Katz for his new book about pioneering lesbian activist Eve Adams (also known as Eva Kotchever). The book was published by our friends at Chicago Review Press, a leader in indie publishing. 

Born Chawa Zloczewer into a Jewish family in Poland, Adams emigrated to the United States in 1912, took a new name, befriended anarchists, sold radical publications, and ran lesbian-and-gay-friendly speakeasies in Chicago and New York. Her New York after-theater club “Eve’s Hangout” is considered one of the first lesbian bars In America and is now recognized as a historic monument by both the National Park Service and the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project.

"Every day is a renewal, every morning the daily miracle. This joy you feel is life." ~Gertrude Stein

Nantucket Book Festival free events


The Nantucket Book Festival will consist of a series of free and paid (mostly free!) online events this year, beginning June 19 and continuing through September. For more information and to reserve your (virtual) seat, visit the Nantucket Book Festival website

"It is not down in any map; true places never are." ~Herman Melville


Free Online Event: 33rd Annual Lambda Awards


Lambda Literary Awards, June 1, 7 - 9 PM ET: Created more than 30 years ago to recognize the crucial role LGBTQ writers play in shaping the world, the Lambda Literary Awards (#Lammys) celebrate the very best in LGBTQ literature. Typically held in person in New York City, this year's Lammys will be presented virtually for the first time ever, making it available for free to LGBTQ book lovers everywhere.

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes.


Quarantine and mask restrictions are being reduced or eliminated as more people get vaccinated and the spread of COVID-19 slows. But it's not always easy to go "back to normal."

Life as a QuaranTEEN: Youth Mental Health Post-Pandemic, is a free online event on Tuesday, May 25 at 7:00 PM Central Daylight Time, featuring New York Times columnist and American Psychological Association thought leader Lisa Damour, Ph.D., who will share inspiring, practical advice about obstacles and opportunities for our mental health post-pandemic and skills we can use to foster a resilient rebound. Dr. Damour is the author of two New York Times bestselling books: Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood and Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls.

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” ~Anne Lamott