NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton have teamed up for "The Book of Gutsy Women," honoring everyone from scientist Marie Curie to climate activist Greta...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island School of Design is awarding degrees to about 500 undergraduate students at its 136th commencement ceremony.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University is celebrating its 318th commencement with a weekend full of ceremonies that culminate on Monday.
The major guest speaker, by tradition, addresses...
BOSTON (AP) — Acclaimed Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke about truth in her address on Wednesday to Harvard University's Class of 2018, telling students, "above all else, do not lie."
Thursday, March 22
Soul Collections Book Discussion, 6:30 p.m., Kankakee Public Library. March’s selection: “Half of the Yellow Sun,” written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Group meets last Thursday of each month.
Slime Craft, 6 p.m. Create some slime at the library. Register at circulation desk. Space is limited. Bourbonnais Library.
Friday, March 23
Lenten Fish Fry, 5 to 7 p.m., St. Anne Catholic Church, St. Anne Parish Hall, $10 adult, $4 children 12 and younger. Drive-thru available.
Interested in joining a monthly book discussion group? Soul Collections hosts regular meetings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every fourth Thursday of the month at the Kankakee Public Library. Each book discussed in this group spotlights African-American authors and/or themes.
For the month of March, pick up a copy of, “Half of the Yellow Sun,” written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Publisher of Franzen, Eugenides is stepping back
NEW YORK (AP) — The longtime publisher of such prize-winning authors as Jonathan Franzen and Marilynne Robinson is stepping back.
Acclaimed Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has launched a “Wear Nigerian” campaign, for which she’ll wear mostly Nigerian brands for her public appearances in a bid to support local designers.
“In the past few weeks, I’ve bought more Nigerian brands than I ever have in the past,” she wrote on her Facebook page.
“I’ve discovered new names. I’ve been filled with admiration for the women and men running their businesses despite the many challenges they face.
1. The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel, $25.95
Samantha Bee, Masha Gessen to speak at PEN festival
NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian-commentator Samantha Bee and author-activist Masha Gessen will be speaking in May about "gender and power" during the age of President Donald Trump.
PEN America announced Thursday that Gessen and Bee have agreed to participate in the annual Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture, a featured event of the PEN World Voices Festival. Gessen, a prominent critic of Trump and of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, will give a talk, followed by a conversation with Bee.