Looking for a way to develop skills, expand knowledge, or just immerse yourself in a good book? The Illinois State Alumni Association has all of that covered with its free online book club. Join over 1,500 alumni members to read, discuss and interact through lifelong learning topics that include professional development, fiction, nonfiction, and continuing education options. All books provide a chance for enlightenment, growth, and, sometimes, opportunities to practice new ideas and skills. Participation is free for all alumni.

The next book Nowhere Girl: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood by Cheryl Diamond, will start on May 27. New members can join by May 18 and be automatically entered for a chance to win a copy of the book. Current book club members are encouraged to enter the giveaway through this website by the same date.

Author talk with Cheryl Diamond, July 21

The Alumni Association is also happy to announce that along with this book, participants will have the option to attend a free, virtual talk-back with the author herself at 1 p.m. (CDT) on Thursday, July 21. Register for the talk-back here.