Award-winning author to visit Latino Resource Center

Movie poster for "In the Time of the Butterflies"NIU’s Latino Resource Center is partnering with Friends of the NIU Libraries and the DeKalb Public Library to host several free events leading up to a visit by Julia Alvarez, author of this year’s Big Read Book, “In the Time of the Butterflies.”

The book was chosen by the DeKalb Public Library Steering Committee.

DeKalb’s Egyptian Theater will show the movie version of “In the Time of the Butterflies,” starring Salma Hayek, at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12. Admission is free.

Alvarez, who has won a National Book Medal Award, will visit DeKalb Tuesday, March 22.

She will hold a book-signing from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the NIU Latino Resource Center, 515 Garden Road, and deliver a keynote address at 6 p.m. at the DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, call (815) 753-1986 or email lrc@niu.edu.

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