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Mon – Thur: 11:30 am to 7:00 pm | Fri – Sat: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706 | 708-867-7828
Mon – Thur: 11:30 am to 7:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
4613 N Oketo Ave
Harwood Heights, IL 60706
708-867-7828

4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706 708-867-7828

Mon – Thur: 11:30 am to 7:00 pm | Fri – Sat: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

A Conversation with Mystery Writer Sharon Fiffer

A Conversation with Mystery Writer Sharon Fiffer 
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. Space is limited.

To register, click here or call 708-867-2299.


 More Antiques and Mysteries

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
Leading up to A Conversation with Mystery Writer Sharon Fiffer on October 2nd, we’re presenting a festival of films based on the writings of Agatha Christie, the Queen of Suspense.

And Then There Were None Friday, September 2nd, 1:00 pm
Ten people invited to an isolated island begin to be murdered one by one. Directed by René Clair. Starring Walter Huston and Barry Fitzgerald.

Witness for the Prosecution Friday, September 9th, 1:00 pm
Following a heart attack, barrister Wilfrid Robarts takes on the case of a struggling inventor accused of murder. Directed by Billy Wilder. Starring Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, and Charles Laughton.

Murder, She Said Friday, September 16th, 1:00 pm
When Miss Marple reports a murder but no evidence can be found, the police dismiss her as a dotty spinster. Directed by George Pollock. Starring Margaret Rutherford and Arthur Kennedy.

Murder on the Orient Express Friday, September 23rd, 1:00 pm
When his train is stopped by snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred on the train. Directed by Sidney Lumet. Starring Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, and an all-star ensemble.


Sell Your Stuff
Saturday, September 10th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn how to make extra money selling your stuff on Ebay, Etsy, Letgo, Craigslist and other websites.

To register, click here or call 708-867-2299.


Buy Cool Stuff
Saturday, September 17th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn how to grow your collections by purchasing cool stuff on Ebay, Etsy, Letgo, Craigslist, and other websites.

To register, click here or call 708-867-2299.


Agatha Christie: Packing for Syria
Saturday, September 17th, 2:30 pm – 3:30 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.

To register, click here or call 708-867-2299.


Antique Appraisals with Mark Moran
Sunday, September 18th, 1:30 pm – 4:30 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.


Mystery Movie: Nancy Drew
Wednesday, September 28th, 6:00 pm
New to Los Angeles, High School Student Nancy Drew’s concerns about fitting in take a back seat when she stumbles upon a series of clues to the mysterious death of a beautiful Hollywood movie star.


Mystery Movie: Clue
Wednesday, October 12th, 6:00 pm
On a dark and stormy night, six individuals are assembled for a dinner party at a mansion of the man who has been blackmailing them. When their host turns up dead, however, the guests must figure out who killed him.


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. Call 708-867-2299 or visit the library Answers Desk to register.

Categories: Conversations.

A Conversation with Mystery Writer Sharon Fiffer

A Conversation with Mystery Writer Sharon Fiffer 
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. Space is limited.

To register, click here or call 708-867-2299.


 More Antiques and Mysteries

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
Leading up to A Conversation with Mystery Writer Sharon Fiffer on October 2nd, we’re presenting a festival of films based on the writings of Agatha Christie, the Queen of Suspense.

And Then There Were None Friday, September 2nd, 1:00 pm
Ten people invited to an isolated island begin to be murdered one by one. Directed by René Clair. Starring Walter Huston and Barry Fitzgerald.

Witness for the Prosecution Friday, September 9th, 1:00 pm
Following a heart attack, barrister Wilfrid Robarts takes on the case of a struggling inventor accused of murder. Directed by Billy Wilder. Starring Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, and Charles Laughton.

Murder, She Said Friday, September 16th, 1:00 pm
When Miss Marple reports a murder but no evidence can be found, the police dismiss her as a dotty spinster. Directed by George Pollock. Starring Margaret Rutherford and Arthur Kennedy.

Murder on the Orient Express Friday, September 23rd, 1:00 pm
When his train is stopped by snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred on the train. Directed by Sidney Lumet. Starring Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, and an all-star ensemble.


Sell Your Stuff
Saturday, September 10th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn how to make extra money selling your stuff on Ebay, Etsy, Letgo, Craigslist and other websites.

To register, click here or call 708-867-2299.


Buy Cool Stuff
Saturday, September 17th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn how to grow your collections by purchasing cool stuff on Ebay, Etsy, Letgo, Craigslist, and other websites.

To register, click here or call 708-867-2299.


Agatha Christie: Packing for Syria
Saturday, September 17th, 2:30 pm – 3:30 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.

To register, click here or call 708-867-2299.


Antique Appraisals with Mark Moran
Sunday, September 18th, 1:30 pm – 4:30 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.


Mystery Movie: Nancy Drew
Wednesday, September 28th, 6:00 pm
New to Los Angeles, High School Student Nancy Drew’s concerns about fitting in take a back seat when she stumbles upon a series of clues to the mysterious death of a beautiful Hollywood movie star.


Mystery Movie: Clue
Wednesday, October 12th, 6:00 pm
On a dark and stormy night, six individuals are assembled for a dinner party at a mansion of the man who has been blackmailing them. When their host turns up dead, however, the guests must figure out who killed him.


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. Call 708-867-2299 or visit the library Answers Desk to register.

Categories: Conversations.