Read, walk, and support the local economy
The Logan Square Library, with the promotional assistance of Logan Square Walks, is undertaking a unique book club discussion of Bill McKibbon’s Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future.
I haven’t read the book yet, but it is touted as “an impassioned call to arms for an economy that creates community.” Reviews say it discusses “creating localized economies,” “community-scale power systems,” and the “longing for community.” What better way to discuss these issues than in the context of our own local economy.
We’ve got some time to read the first three chapters before we first meet up at the library on Thursday, July 17, at 7 p.m. We’ll start the discussion there, continuing it as we walk along Milwaukee Avenue to a local business, where we’ll talk more about the book in the context of our local economy. Two weeks later, on Thursday, July 31, at 7 p.m., we’ll meet again at the library to begin discussing the rest of the book, head out for a stroll to patronize another Milwaukee Avenue business and finish up the conversation.
I came up with the idea of this type of book discussion when thinking about Mining the library for gold. If it generates some degree of interest, we can have future similar discussions while continuing to support the local economy.
2008 Puerto Rican Fest/Fiestas Puertorriqueñas through Sunday, June 15, in Humboldt Park.