Next Meetup

"If We Could Find Another Way" children's book reading w/ author Hélène Defossez
Vegan author Hélène Defossez will be reading from her new (released 2 July 2018) children's book "If We Could Find Another Way." The story is about a young elf named Tim who just wants to bring back some game for his mom for dinner, but the animals start talking to him. Tim has to start thinking about his choices. I read this to my 4 year old and had my 7 year old read it to me and both loved it. This book would also be good for nonveg cousins and friends to help explain things to them. The reading is in the first floor children's room. This event is free. Legler Public Library ( is in West Garfield Park on South Pulaski Road between the Pulaski Blue and Green line stops. They have a bike rack. There is also a parking lot on West Wilcox Street, just south and east of the library. This event is being organized by the National Vegetarian Museum (, whose traveling exhibition is being hosted at Legler in July until it moves on to Coleman Public Library. It is worth checking out the displays while you're there. They are also providing vegan snacks. You can see some of the pages on illustrator Tris Bain's site: Author Hélène Defossez's site is here:

Legler Branch, Chicago Public Library

115 South Pulaski Road · Chicago

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Founded in 2002 and run by long-time vegan and animal rights activists, we have extensive experience and knowledge with a passion to share. We are Chicago's vegan social & support group that provides connections and resources for being vegan in Chicago.

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