Let’s Taco ’bout It

Let’s Taco ’bout It meets at 6:30pm on second Tuesdays at the library. Life is complex and many-layered, kind of like a taco. Chew on some of the issues facing our world—and on actual tacos, too—in this discussion group for adults and teens.

Copies of the current title are available for checkout at the library, and are often also available as e-books or e-audiobooks through one of the library’s digital platforms.

Planning to attend? Please let us know, so we can make sure there’s a taco with your name on it: click here or call 309-274-2719.

Check out the club’s Facebook event, where you can interact with other readers and share content related to the books we’re reading.

Our 2023 season is generously sponsored by Taco Bell.

2023 Schedule

Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism, by Amanda Montell
Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth, by Sarah Smarsh
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure, by Jonathan Haidt
Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body, by Rebekah Taussig
The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know (2nd ed.), by Cook & Goss
This Is Your Mind on Plants, by Michael Pollan
Postcolonial Love Poem, by Natalie Diaz

January 10 — Show & Tell: share a book, article, podcast, or something else that caught your interest recently.

February 7 (1st Tue) — Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism, by Amanda Montell

March 14Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth, by Sarah Smarsh

April 11 — Show & Tell

May 9The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure, by Jonathan Haidt

June 13Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body, by Rebekah Taussig

July 11 — Show & Tell

August 8The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know (2nd ed.), by Cook & Goss

September 12 — This Is Your Mind on Plants, by Michael Pollan

October 10 — Show & Tell

November 14Postcolonial Love Poem, by Natalie Diaz

December 12 @ 6:00 pm — All Book Club Holiday Party! Come share treats, chat about what we’ve read this year, and play games.

What do we taco ’bout, and why?

In our world of sound bites, social media, misinformation, and divided politics, it is important to engage in respectful conversation about complex topics, nurture empathy, and learn to see issues from a variety of perspectives, even if we don’t always agree. This group provides a forum for diving deeper into some of the complex issues facing our world through reading, nuanced and respectful discussion, and the stories of others. (And tacos.)