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Final Meetings

I know some of you might want some clarification about our final meetings.  We’re discussing the final episodes – 16, 17, and 18 (see the reading schedule for page ranges).  In terms of dates and places, North Branch group is the only one that deviates from the routine scheduling.

  • Thursday, 5/19, 7pm, North Branch, leader: Nancy Engel
  • Tuesday, 5/24, 6pm, Celtic Knot, leader: Karen Hansen
  • Wednesday, 5/25, 7pm, Small Meeting Room, leader: Lesley Williams
  • Thursday, 5/26, 3pm, Small Meeting Room, leader: Russell Johnson (changed from Tuesday)
  • Thursday, 5/26, 2pm, Celtic Knot, leader: Karen Hansen
  • Thursday, 5/26, 7pm, Small Meeting Room, leader: John Stahl

If you have other questions, please email me at or call 847-448-8643.


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Registration Now Open

Registration for Mission Impossible: Ulysses is now open.  There are six sessions meeting at different times and locations.  Please register for only ONE meeting, as space is limited at each location.  Registering just once will secure your spot at your chosen meeting place/time for all future meetings.  If you need to change your meeting place/time after the first meeting, you may contact me at that point, and I will attempt to register you for another group if space is available. 

Times and Locations

  • Tuesday, 2-3:15pm – Small Meeting Room, Main Library
  • Tuesday, 6-7:30pm – Celtic Knot
  • Wednesday, 7-8:15pm – Small Meeting Room, Main Library
  • Thursday, 2-3:30pm – Celtic Knot
  • Thursday, 7-8:15pm – North Branch
  • Thursday, 7-8:15pm – Small Meeting Room, Main Library (first meeting will be in the Board Room)

How to register

There are two ways to register: online or over the phone.    

To register yourself online…

  • Go to
  • Scroll down to the week of July 18.
  • Locate your desired meeting date (July 20, July 21, or July 22), and find your desired meeting time by moving your mouse over Mission Impossible: Ulysses (a box will appear and reveal the event time and details).
  • Click on the correct event to start registration.
  • Enter required information and click “submit.”

If you cannot register yourself online, call the Reader’s Services Desk to register at 847-448-8621.

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Alternative Meeting Times and Places

Please vote here for your preferred alternative meeting time/place.  The Tuesday at 6pm Celtic Knot option will still be available once I open the official registration lists.  For now, I’m more interested in where/when you might be willing to meet if that time slot fills up.  All of the options I list are for the same week of the regularly scheduled meetings (see the sidebar on the right side of this blog).

Remember, voting in this poll won’t register you for anything.  It will just give me an idea about which 4-5 options to make available to you for registration.  Thanks for your input and your patience!


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A Clarification on Groups

I’m close to sorting out our options for potential days, times, and places.  In the meantime, let me clarify something that might be a point of confusion: how we’re going to be split up.  Although there will still be a group that meets at the Celtic Knot at 6pm on selected Tuesdays, there will be additional groups that meet during other days, times, and places.  All of these official meetings will take place in the same week as the regularly scheduled dates you’ll find posted on this blog and on the meeting handouts.  For example, throughout a meeting week, there might be an evening group that meets at the Library, a lunchtime group that meets at the Celtic Knot, and a morning group that meets at North Branch – all in addition to the 6pm Celtic Knot meeting.

Groups will be shaped based on who registers for a specific day/time/place.  So, if you want to be in the same group as a friend, make sure you both register for the same day/time/place.  Registration will be first-come, first-served.  I’ll hash out all of these details when the time comes.

In a few days, I’ll post a poll to this blog.  It will list days/times/places alternative to the 6pm Tuesday meeting.  You will then select which alternative day/time/place works best for you (if any).  Your response will help me determine which options are most popular.  Participating in this poll will NOT register you for a particular group.  That step will come later.  Stay tuned for more info!


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Coming Soon!

Are you looking for something new and challenging to read?  Look no further than Mission Impossible: Ulysses.  Starting on June 16, 2010 – Bloomsday – the Evanston Public Library will sponsor a year-long discussion series dedicated entirely to Ulysses, one of the greatest novels of the 20th century.  As it is in most cases, the greatest literary works are also the most difficult to read.  That’s where friends and fellow literature lovers will hopefully come to the rescue.  Enjoy the support and encouragement of others on this journey to finish a seemingly impossible novel.  When you’re done, you can check one thing off your bucket list, put a notch in your literary belt, and have bragging rights among a select group of book lovers.

Our first meeting will be held at 6pm on Wednesday, June 16, at the Celtic Knot Pub across the street from the library.  Subsequent meetings will occur on select Tuesdays through May 2011, also at the Celtic Knot Pub.  Be prepared to buy a drink, snacks, or perhaps dinner.  See you on Bloomsday!

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