Seniors Program Glenview – Over-The-Phone Book Club for Seniors – The Nickel Boys
For the health and well-being of our clients, The Chicago Lighthouse has suspended in-person senior programs for the foreseeable future / until there is a COVID-19 vaccine. In the meantime, all seniors’ programs will take place over the phone in the comfort of your homes until further notice.
Please direct all program inquiries and RSVPs to Melissa Wittenberg at T: (847) 510-2060 or email@example.com.
CALL-IN INSTRUCTIONS: After you RSVP for any/all programs that you’d like to participate in, here’s how to call into each of the programs – we will use the same call-in number for all programs:
To join any of the programs, dial 872-242-7995. It will then ask you to enter the Conference ID 737107407 followed by #. It will ask if you are the meeting organizer and since you are not, continue waiting and shortly after that you will be admitted into the program.
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. Please RSVP to Melissa in advance of the program at: (847) 510-2060.
This month, we will discuss the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. When Elwood Curtis, a black boy growing up in 1960s Tallahassee, is unfairly sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy, he finds himself trapped in a grotesque chamber of horrors. Elwood’s only salvation is his friendship with fellow “delinquent” Turner, which deepens despite Turner’s conviction that Elwood is hopelessly naive, that the world is crooked, and that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. As life at the Academy becomes ever more perilous, the tension between Elwood’s ideals and Turner’s skepticism leads to a decision whose repercussions will echo down the decades. Based on the real story of a reform school that operated for 111 years and warped the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating exploration of abuse that is ultimately a powerful tale of human perseverance, dignity and redemption.