Sunday, October 2nd, 2016. 2:00 – 3:00 PM.
Meet Sharon Fiffer, the author of eight mysteries starring Jane Wheel. Recently laid off, separated, and heading for a midlife crisis, Jane is trying to make ends meet as a “picker” foraging for antiques at suburban Chicago’s garage sales and flea markets. Her new career leads to more than vintage collectibles when she becomes the prime suspect in a murder. Filled with estate sale insider information, quirky supporting characters, and amateur sleuthing, Sharon’s mysteries explore the everyday lives and disappearing small-town atmosphere at the edges of Chicago’s metropolis.
Sharon Fiffer has taught in the Writing Programs and English Departments of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Barat College, and Northwestern University. She is the co-founder of the Wesley Writers Workshop and teaches several ongoing adult writing workshops. Her award-winning short fiction and non-fiction has appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and several literary magazines.
Fans of the Antiques Roadshow and cozy mysteries are invited to join us for coffee, treats, and conversation.
In connection with Sharon Fiffer’s visit, we’ve programed a series mystery and antiques related movies, classes, and other events.
Agatha Christie Film Fest
And Then There Were None
September 2nd, 1:00 PM
Witness for the Prosecution
Friday, September 9th, 1:00 PM
Murder, She Said
Friday, September 16th, 1:00 PM
Murder on the Orient Express
Friday, September 23rd, 1:00 PM
Sell Your Stuff
Saturday, September 10th, 10:00 AM
Learn how to make extra money selling your stuff on Ebay, Etsy, Letgo, Craigslist and other websites.
Buy Cool Stuff
Saturday, September 17th, 10:00 AM
Learn how to grow your collections by purchasing cool stuff on Ebay, Etsy, Letgo, Craigslist, and other websites.
Agatha Christie: Packing for Syria
Saturday, September 17th, 2:30 PM
Betsey Means from WomanLore performs a one-woman show based on mystery writer Agatha Christie’s diaries from her time traveling the Middle East with her archeologist husband. Set in 1949, Christie mulls over her life and divulges the secrets behind her most famous characters, Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.
Antique Appraisals with Mark Moran
Sunday, September 18th, 1:30 PM
Antique expert Mark Moran returns to Eisenhower to appraise your antiques. One item per person. Please, no weapons, traps, Nazi memorabilia, fine jewelry, Beanie Babies, coins or paper money. Call 708-867-2299 or visit the library Answers Desk to register for an appraisal or just to watch.
Bus Trip: The Mysterious Chicago
Friday, September 30th, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
$35.00 – Flappers who vanished from history. Submarine wrecks in the river. Disasters. Ghosts. Gangsters. Grave robbers. Secret alleys and pre-fire relics. Adam Selzer’s Mysterious Chicago “grab bag” bus tour is full of offbeat, hilarious and gruesome stories of unsolved crimes, strange secrets, and more fascinating tales from Chicago history you’ll never forget.