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Tuesday, Jan. 28
6 p.m., City Hall

Official kick-off of the Peoria Reads 2020 selection with a proclamation at Peoria City Council meeting.

Tuesday, Feb. 4
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Lakeview Branch
The Hate U Give: Peoria Reads Discussion for Educators

Join Bradley University professor Melinda McBee Orzulak to discuss different teaching methods and supplemental resources related to this book. Educators who have or will teach this book are invited to share their experiences with others and to discuss ideas for tapping into Peoria Reads events in Spring 2020. Professional development credit is available.
Please register by calling 497-2200.

Thursday, Feb. 20
2 p.m. to 4 p.m., North Branch

Film showing of The Hate U Give

Sunday, March 1
1:30 p.m., Lincoln Branch
Film showing of The Hate U Give followed by discussion with Colleen Karn, assistant professor of English at Methodist College.

Sunday, March 8
3 p.m., North Branch
Book discussion of a related book, Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt.

Saturday, March 14
2 p.m., North Branch
Film showing of The Hate U Give followed by discussion with Colleen Karn, assistant professor of English at Methodist College.

Monday, March 16
6 p.m., Methodist College
The Help U Give: A Symposium on Education and Advancement for Underrepresented Populations

Tuesday, March 17
6:30 p.m., Lakeview Branch
Book Discussion of On the Come Up by Angie Thomas.

Wednesday, March 25
2:15 p.m., Lakeview Branch
Book discussion of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

Thursday, March 26
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Lincoln Branch
Program on Implicit Bias, led by Methodist College instructor Kat Bloompott.

Tuesday, March 31
5 p.m., Main Library
Poverty Simulation Program with the United Way

Saturday, April 4
2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Main Library
Moderated Discussion with representatives from Peoria schools, police and cross-section of the community.