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Station Eleven book discussion March 30 at 12:00pm on Kindlon 5th floor

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Spring Book Discussion: Station Eleven
Main Campus in Lisle
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Event Details

Spring Book Discussion: Station Eleven

Date: March 30

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Kindlon Hall 5th Floor

Event Sponsor: Benedictine University Library

Contact: Mary Ocasek    (630) 829-6063

Event Description:

The BenU Library invites students, faculty, and staff to join the Library Book Discussion. Our Spring 2017 selection is Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven, a dystopian novel that takes place in the Great Lakes region after a flu pandemic. Participants can pick up a copy of the book at the Research Center (KN 3rd Floor) starting January 30th. 

The discussion will take place Thursday, March 30, 12:00-1:00pm in Kindlon 5th Floor. Public health instructor Elizabeth Bormann will kick off the discussion with a short talk on the history of pandemics. 

Station Eleven book cover

For more information, contact Mary Ocasek at

Food For Fines
Main Campus in Lisle
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Event Details

Food For Fines

Date: April 10

Time: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Kindlon Hall Lower Level - Circulation Desk

Event Sponsor: Benedictine University Library

Contact: Circulation Desk    (630) 829-6050

Event Description:

During National Library Week, April 10-13, reduce your Benedictine University Library fines by donating canned goods and other non-perishable food items on the Lisle campus. 

For more information, see:

Edible Book Festival
Main Campus in Lisle
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Event Details

Edible Book Festival

Date: April 11

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Kindlon Hall 2nd Floor (Library IdeaLounge)

Event Sponsor: Benedictine University Library

Contact: Cynthia Kremer    (630) 829-6054

Event Description:

Initiated by book artist Judith A. Hoffberg in 1999, Edible Books Festivals are held by libraries worldwide around April. The concept is simple--create a (mostly) edible object that relates to the written word. Books, poems, short stories, graphic novels or anything written can serve as the inspiration.

Please join us for Benedictine University Library's Edible Book Fest on Tuesday, April 11! The fest will take place from 2:00-3:30 pm on the 2nd floor of the library.

Visitors to the Edible Book Fest decide by popular vote (voting ends at 2:30 pm and the results are announced shortly thereafter) the winners of the contest in the following categories:

  • Funniest/Punniest
  • People's Choice/Popular
  • Most Creative

Interested in showcasing an edible book of your own creation? Find the rules and registration form at

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5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532
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