Kevin Canty’s new book is a fictionalized account of the 1972 silver mine fire at the Sunshine Mine in Idaho. Ninety-one miners died from carbon monoxide poisoning making it the second-deadliest mining accident in U. S. history. The novel follows several characters as they try to deal with the disaster.
Tuesdays, September 19, 2:00 PM & September 26, 6:00 PM.
Twice a month, the Modern Times Film Series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. This month's movie will be Hacksaw Ridge, starring Andrew Garfield as Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot. Rated R. 2h 19m.
Sunday, November 05, 2017, 12:30 - 5:30 PM. $55.00.
Lookingglass launches its 30th Season with the return of the circus-infused show, Hard Times. A collection of Dickensian characters inhabits the streets of Coketown where Gradgrind’s school churns out joyless students, Stephen Blackpool toils in the nearby mines, and mill-owner Mr. Bounderby presides over it all. Only when a traveling circus alights nearby, and orphan Sissy Jupe enters their world, does a ray of hope shine through.
August 12, 2017 | Comments Off on Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
The passing of both Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds this past December shocked not only their legion of fans but the film industry as a whole. In Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, we enter their lives over a year and a half before their sudden deaths, where we witness the physical and mental costs of working in Hollywood, family drama and hard living.
August 8, 2017 | Comments Off on After Hours Teen Time: Mystery Date & Adulting 101
Friday, September 08, 2017, 5:00 - 8:00 PM.
Hang out in the library after everyone else has gone home. Learn how to set goals, maintain good credit, and protect yourself against identity theft. Then, eat some pizza and watch Ethan Hawke get his identity stolen in the movie Mystery Date.
Victoria McQueen has a knack for finding things. Riding her bicycle through an old covered bridge, she always emerges where she needs to be. But Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability--no one would believe her.
August 7, 2017 | Comments Off on Bus Trip: The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 10:15 AM - 2:15 PM. $25.00.
Inside its fabulous jewel box of a building, Evanston's Lizzadro Museum displays intricate carvings of jade, amber, ivory, coral, and agate from around the world alongside faceted gemstone treasures and earth science exhibits. After an introduction and a short video, tour the museum on your own. Don't forget to stop in the gift shop!
Randy Newman is, according to Don Henley of the Eagles, "one of the only living songwriters who can get ridicule and empathy into the same song. Sometimes, he works in the realm of irony; other times, he’s a heart-on-his-sleeve romantic." On his new album Dark Matter, Newman proves his friend right.
Katie never even thinks about 9/11. She was barely a year old when terrorist hijackers flew airliners into the World Trade Center. But when her father is institutionalized because of his belief that the attack was an inside job, Katie becomes drawn into the strange and scary world of conspiracy theorists.
Friday, September 15, 2017, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. $20.00.
Step back in time to life on an 1890s Illinois farm. Stroll through the restored farmstead and meet costumed interpreters operating this living history farm using the tools and techniques of the past. We'll explore the evolution of agriculture through the farm's various buildings and grounds. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the DuPage County Forest Preserve in early fall.