History Reads Book Club (IN-PERSON)

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Program Description

The in-person session of the History Book Club will meet at the McLean County History Museum (Courtroom, 2nd floor) to discuss The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America by Ethan Michaeli.

It is strongly recommended that participants wear masks during this discussion.

Registration is required and can be completed online below. You may also register by calling 309.590.6168 or by visiting the Adult Services Desk in person. Please note that in-person attendance is limited to 15 people. 

Contact the Adult Services Desk at 309.590.6168 to check out or reserve a print copy of this month’s book. Digital copies of this book (eBook or eAudiobook) may be available through the Libby or Hoopla apps.

If you prefer to attend this program online via Zoom, please sign up for the VIRTUAL version of this program at bit.ly/history207virtual.


In partnership with the McLean County Museum of History, this book club meets quarterly and focuses on books about Illinois history. Titles may include fiction, nonfiction, biography, or books by local or other Illinois authors.