Heads up: Let’s Taco ’bout It is transitioning from a book club to a discussion-based program series. We’ll stop updating this page, but keep your eyes out for other library programs under the “Let’s Taco ’bout It” label. Thanks for all the good discussions.
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.
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.
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
April 26 @ 5:15 pm — Special session! Join Angela Weck of Peoria Area World Affairs Council to watch and discuss the new Oscar-winning documentary, Navalny, which follows Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny through his political rise, attempted assassination, and search to uncover the truth. Tacos provided! Please RSVP at bit.ly/3TG9jpe or call 309-274-2719. The film will also be available to stream from April 14-27 at bit.ly/3yJuQDX. If you prefer, you can watch the movie ahead of time and just come for the Q&A at 7 pm.
July 11 — Show & Tell August 8 — The 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 14 — Postcolonial 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.)