Our annual community-wide reading and book discussion initiative took place this spring with David Axelrod's inspiring memoir, Believer: My Forty Years in Politics. Mr. Axelrod came to Brookfield to discuss his book and much more on Thursday, June 15 at the Brookfield Zoo. Check out the pictures from the wonderful night.

Copies of Believer and other related titles will be available at the Library Check Out Desk and may be requested online through SWAN. Electronic copies (ebooks and eaudio) are also available via MyMediaMall.

Book jacket of Believer: My Forty Years in Politics        David Axelrod

For a complete list of all things Brookfield Reads!, check out our BROOKFIELD READS! guide.

Chicago's Mayor Richard J. Daley: The Man, His Times and the City He Loved 
Wednesday, May 10, 7 p.m.

For better or for worse, Daley set the measuring stick for what it means to be Mayor of Chicago. To this day people are still remarking that, "this never would have happened when Richard J. Daley was alive!"

Improving Illinois: What You Need to Know About Our Financial Crisis
Wednesday, May 17, 7 p.m.

Award-winning journalist and Reboot Illinois Publisher, Madeleine Doubek, breaks down how Illinois' budget impasse affects you and your children. Doubek also will offer tools and tips for becoming an engaged citizen.

Believer Book Discussion 
Thursday, May 25, 7 p.m.

Irish Times, 8869 Burlington Ave.
Come join the conversation with the Non-Fiction Book Discussion group as they discuss Believer. Please note that the group meets at Irish Times.

The Illinois Rogues' Gallery: Our Infamous Politicians
Monday, June 5, 7 p.m.

Corruption and Chicago/Illinois politics seem to go hand in hand. This presentation will look at the various cases of corruption in Chicago and Illinois and will explore whether we will ever be "ready for reform." Please register.

Believer Book Discussion 
Saturday, June 10, 2 p.m.

One last chance to join the Believer discussion before the Author Finale event.

BROOKFIELD READS! Finale Author Event: David Axelrod
Thursday, June 15, 7 p.m.
Brookfield Zoo Discovery Center

This year's Brookfield Reads Finale features author and famed political strategist, David Axelrod. Mr. Axelrod will discuss his book and various political topics. The event will be held at the Brookfield Zoo Discovery Center. Please register in order to gain admittance to the event.

For a complete list of all things Brookfield Reads!, check out our BROOKFIELD READS! guide.