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There are many ways, large and small, to participate in One Book. Whether it is informally discussing the book with friends or attending an event, we hope the entire community takes part. To the left is a complete listing of events for the academic year. New events get added and venues might change over the course of the year, so check this in Plan-it Purple for the most up to date information.

If you have questions or ideas on how to get involved, contact us at

Here are some ideas to get started:

Read the book

One Book selections are carefully chosen for their literary merit and thought-provoking content. All are encouraged to pick it up. Copies can be obtained at the Norris Bookstore (847-491-3990) or online through

Come to an event

From keynote lectures to small book discussions, there are a variety of One Book events for those who want to take advantage of the program. Sign up for our mailing list, (under get the news on our home page) like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to stay informed about upcoming events. Most events are free and open to the public.

Participate in the classroom

Are you a professor? Consider weaving the One Book selection and related topics into your course, and send us an email at  to let us know about it.

Are you a student? Consider taking a class that incorporates The Signal and The Noise into the curriculum from one of these professors.

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