Seniors Program North – THE GLASS CASTLE (PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN SCHEDULE)
Book Club for Seniors: THE GLASS CASTLE
(PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN SCHEDULE))
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Most participants will use the free Talking Books player. The audio book player will be mailed to you at no cost, as well as all audio books. We can help you complete an application if you are not yet enrolled in the program. Friends, family members & caretakers are invited to participate as well. Please RSVP.
This month, we will discuss the New York Times Bestseller, The Glass Castle, a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing–a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.
Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place at the Chicago Lighthouse North at 222 Waukegan Rd., Glenview, IL 60025. Please call (847) 510-6200 to RSVP for all events.