Night of Ideas 2021

around the U.S.


From Fiji to San Francisco, via Seoul, Tel Aviv or Bogota, as the night progresses, embark on an exceptional 24-hour digital experience for a true round-the-world trip of thought!


The Truckee Library, working with the local college and career access group La Fuerza Latina, will produce a 1 hour virtual event called Voices from the Mountains: Latinx Students Closing the Distance.” We will hear from first generation high school and undergraduate scholars to share how they are "closing the distance" between their rural immigrant upbringing and accessing broader professional careers. Topics they will address include how they are closing the distance academically, financially, and metaphysically as they navigate selective college admissions, diverse undergraduate life, and prepare for post-graduate programs and professional careers. Additionally, in between the speakers, we will have interludes in which other scholars will present a poem, artwork or music. A Q&A session will follow.


When: Jan 28, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Voices from the Mountains: Latinx Students Closing the Distance


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Join the Brooklyn Public Library for a FREE SIX-HOUR VIRTUAL EXCHANGE OF IDEAS, featuring philosophical debate, readings and music performances with top philosophers, cultural thinkers and artists from around the world.

This year’s NIGHT OF IDEAS continues in the tradition of our annual A Night of Philosophy & Ideas. It is part ofthe U.S. Night of Ideas curated by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and presented as part of the global24-hour virtual La Nuit des idées, coordinated worldwide by the Institut Français.

Thursday, January 28, 2021, 6 PM – 12 AM (ET)


As part of the 2021 Night of Ideas and in partnership with California Humanities, the Tulare County Library is proud to present An evening with Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, author of Children of the Land on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 6:30pm.


Children of the Land is an “unforgettable memoir from a prize-winning poet about growing up undocumented in the United States.”

We are giving away 12 free kindle copies of Children of the Land for the event. If you would like a free copy, fill out this form:

We will email you a copy of Children of the Land starting Thursday, January 21, 2021, until supplies last. 

Thank you to the National Endowment for the Humanities, California Humanities, and Tulare County Library Foundation for sponsoring this event!