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A Literary Examination of Power, Love, and Art

with Xochitl Gonzalez

2024-04-17 19:00:00 2024-04-17 20:00:00 America/Chicago A Literary Examination of Power, Love, and Art We cannot wait for you to join us as we chat with award-winning and bestselling author Xochitl Gonzalez about her newest novel <i>Anita de Monte Laughs Last</i>. Please register. Virtual -

Wednesday, April 17
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-17 19:00:00 2024-04-17 20:00:00 America/Chicago A Literary Examination of Power, Love, and Art We cannot wait for you to join us as we chat with award-winning and bestselling author Xochitl Gonzalez about her newest novel <i>Anita de Monte Laughs Last</i>. Please register. Virtual -

We cannot wait for you to join us as we chat with award-winning and bestselling author Xochitl Gonzalez about her newest novel Anita de Monte Laughs Last. Please register.

Anita de Monte Laughs Last is a propulsive, witty examination of power, love, and art, daring to ask who gets to be remembered and who is left behind in the rarefied world of the elite. In 1985. Anita de Monte, a rising star in the art world, is found dead in New York City; her tragic death is the talk of the town. Until it isn’t. By 1998 Anita’s name had been all but forgotten―certainly by the time Raquel, a third-year art history student was preparing her final thesis. On College Hill, surrounded by privileged students whose futures are already paved out for them, Raquel feels like an outsider. Students of color, like her, are the minority there, and the pressure to work twice as hard for the same opportunities is no secret. But when Raquel becomes romantically involved with a well-connected older art student, she finds herself unexpectedly rising up the social ranks. As she attempts to straddle both worlds, she stumbles upon Anita’s story, raising questions about the dynamics of her own relationship, which eerily mirrors that of the forgotten artist.

Moving back and forth through time and told from the perspectives of both Anita and Raquel, this is sure a novel (and a conversation) that you don’t want to miss. Register now! 


About the Author: Xochitl Gonzalez is the New York Times bestselling author of Olga Dies Dreaming. Named Best of 2022 by The New York Times, TIMEKirkusWashington Post, and NPROlga Dies Dreaming was the winner of the Brooklyn Public Library Book Prize in Fiction and the New York City Book Award. Gonzalez is a 2021 MFA graduate from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her nonfiction work has been published in Elle DecorAllure, VogueReal Simple, and The Cut. Her commentary writing for The Atlantic was recognized as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. A native Brooklynite and proud public school graduate, Gonzalez holds a BA from Brown University and lives in her hometown of Brooklyn with her dog, Hectah Lavoe. 

Please Register for link to program.


Live Virtual Author Talks - This new series through Library Speakers Consortium offers live online talks by bestselling authors of books in a variety of genres. Participants receive a link to the program when they register. Please see https://libraryc.org/gailborden to register and also view recorded videos of past speakers.

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Sat, May 18, All day
Main Library
In honor of our library's 150th anniversary, new and soon-to-be caregivers are invited to a challenge. Read 150 books (only 5 per day!) with your baby or baby-to-be all month long and receive a prize!

Sat, May 18, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
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Sat, May 18, 10:00am - 11:45am
Main Library - Grove Room
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Sat, May 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
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Sat, May 18, 11:00am - 11:45am
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
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Sat, May 18, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Main Library - Librarian Appointment Room,Conference Room
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Sat, May 18, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Computer Training Room
Estas clases son para principiantes, para aprender destrezas básicas. No hay costo ni hay que tener tarjeta de la biblioteca. En español.
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Sat, May 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Sally Lee Fox & Eagle Rooms
Drop by to make buttons and tiny merch featuring your favorite characters from Demon Slayer, My Hero Academia, Spy x Family, and more. Bonus: you'll get to watch anime and take home Japanese candy!
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Sat, May 18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Library - Computer Training Room
Quieres sentirte más confiado aplicando lo que aprendiste en tu clase de computación en español?
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Sun, May 19, All day
Main Library
In honor of our library's 150th anniversary, new and soon-to-be caregivers are invited to a challenge. Read 150 books (only 5 per day!) with your baby or baby-to-be all month long and receive a prize!

Sun, May 19, 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Children's Area
Practice your reading skills by cuddling up with a good book and reading aloud to a fully trained and certified therapy dog. Registration required. For grades K through 8.
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Sun, May 19, 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Rakow Branch
Practice your reading skills by cuddling up with a good book and reading aloud to a fully trained and certified therapy dog. Registration required. For grades K through 8.
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Sun, May 19, 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Rakow Branch
Practice your reading skills by cuddling up with a good book and reading aloud to a fully trained and certified therapy dog. Registration required. For grades K through 8.
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Sun, May 19, 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Rakow Branch
Practice your reading skills by cuddling up with a good book and reading aloud to a fully trained and certified therapy dog. Registration required. For grades K through 8.
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Sun, May 19, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Rakow Branch
Practice your reading skills by cuddling up with a good book and reading aloud to a fully trained and certified therapy dog. Registration required. For grades K through 8.
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Sun, May 19, 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Rakow Branch
Practice your reading skills by cuddling up with a good book and reading aloud to a fully trained and certified therapy dog. Registration required. For grades K through 8.
Registration is now closed