State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
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Photos below were taken on May 20, when author Ann Patchett visited Wilmette to discuss "State of Wonder."
Rows 1-3: Ms. Patchett spoke to a filled auditorium at the Wilmette Jr. High School auditorium. (Photos by John Weinstein)
Row 4: After her talk, Ms. Patchett signed books for eager audience members. (Photo on left by John Weinstein)
Row 5: Ms. Patchett autographed the library's poster that announced her visit. Below her name, she wrote: (I love the library!)
Photos below were taken at the various 2012 "One Book" events that took place during the six weeks prior to Ms. Patchett's visit.
Row 1: Alaka Wali, Curator and Applied Cultural Research Director at The Field Museum of Natural History, discussed "Seekers of Refuge: The Amazon's Hidden Peoples." (Photos by John Weinstein)
Row 2: Well-known local book discussion faciliatator and reviewer Judy Levin led a discussion of the book.
Row 3: Brian Spear, retired Director of Scientific Affairs at Abbott Laboratories' Department of Global Pharmaceutical Research and Development, presented a progam on "New Drug Discovery: How & Why."
Row 4: The library sponsored a field trip to The Field Museum, where participants "Explored the Amazon" at the museum's new exhibition on conservation. (Photos by John Weinstein)