Two communities ... One nonfiction book



Join us in reading The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan

A normal lake is knowable. A Great Lake can hold all the mysteries of an ocean, and then some.
— Dan Egan

About the Program

Lake Bluff Public Library and Lake Forest Library are proud to present a new, joint winter reading program called Deep Freeze Read.

This Two Communities, One Nonfiction Book program brings together Lake Forest and Lake Bluff with the purpose of enhancing nonfiction literacy and inspiring discussion around real-world issues.

This inaugural year, join us in reading The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan and attending events across our two communities.

Main Events


An Evening with Dan Egan

Wednesday, March 6
7:00 pm

At Gorton Community Center

Susie Hoffman, Director of Education at Lake Forest Open Lands, interviews Dan Egan during this culminating event of Deep Freeze Read, followed by a book signing. Lake Forest Book Store will be on site with books for purchase. Register today!

Interview with the Author

Wednesday, March 6
1:00–2:30 pm

At Lake Forest College

Environmental Studies Professor Glenn Adelson interviews reporter and author Dan Egan. Students and the public are welcome to attend. No registration required.