Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Halfway through Textbook, Amy Krouse Rosenthal reflects on her unique mid-life crisis. She didn't have an affair or buy a fancy new car or any of those cliches. She merely found herself becoming more emotional, moved to tears by the everyday things her kids did or by the small kindnesses of strangers.


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Zeroes by Chuck Wendig

We all need a little help once in a while. If you or I need some assistance we might call a friend or a family member. If a secret government organization needs help, they arrest a bunch of low-level techno-criminals and force them to become hackers-for-the-man.


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Bus Trip: The Pedway – Warm Walk, Cool Architecture

Friday, August 12, 2016, 8:45 AM - 2:00 PM. $20.00.

On this Chicago Architecture Foundation walking tour, discover the fascinating “city below the city” used by Chicagoans every day, the Pedway. Get an introduction to the history of the Pedway system from Block 37 to the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel. Explore links to government buildings and experience the interiors of a few of Chicago’s historic buildings.


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Bus Trip: Fabyan Villa and Japanese Gardens

Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. $20.00.

The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home of Chicagoans George and Nelle Fabyan contains their collection of Asian artifacts, natural history specimens, original furniture and more. Their appreciation of Japanese culture is shown in the garden designed by Japanese landscape designer Taro Otsuka.


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Movie in the Park: Goosebumps

Friday, August 05, 2016, 8:30 PM.

As part of our Summer Film Series, a cooperation between the Eisenhower Library, Norridge Park District, and the HIP, check out Goosebumps, starring Jack Black as legendary writer R.L Stine, at Norridge Park District’s Community Camp Out.


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Bus Trip: China’s Terracotta Warriors at the Field Museum

Monday, June 13, 2016, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. $35.00.

Get an in-person look at the famous Chinese Warriors. Created 22,000 years ago to guard the tomb of China’s first emperor, the terracotta warriors are the focus on an exhibition of treasures from one of archaeology's greatest finds, so revered that Chicago is the only place in North America they can be seen this year.


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Drive in Movie: Adventures in Babysitting

Friday, July 22nd, 2016, 8:00 PM.

For one magical summer night, as part of our Summer Film Series, a cooperation between the Eisenhower Library, Norridge Park District, and the HIP, the library parking lot will transform into a classic drive-in theater showing the 1987 cult classic Adventures in Babysitting.


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The Assistants by Camille Perri

Despite having trouble paying her bills, Tina Fontana takes pride in her work and has the utmost respect for her boss Robert Barlow, the head of the Titan Corporation, a multimedia news conglomerate. Think Ted Turner meets Rupert Murdoch. So when an accounting error leaves Tina with an unearned check for $20,000 (almost the exact amount of her student loan balance) she feels guilty about deciding to keep it.


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Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

This weekend I'll be going to the theater. My expectations are high for The Nice Guys, the story of a mismatched pair of private eyes (played by Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling) investigating an apparent suicide in 1970s Los Angeles. The trailers have looked great, funny and sad and exciting. But I was looking forward for The Nice Guys because of the movie's writer and director, Shane Black.


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Remembering Darwyn Cooke

Today the comics industry lost one of its greats. Writer, artist, and animator Darwyn Cooke died at the age of 54 following a battle with cancer.


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Bus Trip: The King and I at the Lyric Opera

Thursday, May 12, 2016, 11:45 AM - 6:00 PM. $55.00.

The King of Siam meets his match in Anna, the feisty Welsh teacher hired to instruct his wives and children in the ways of the West. These two passionate people from different cultures debate, disagree, and ultimately fall in love to the tune of Broadway's greatest songs. This production of Rogers and Hammerstein's groundbreaking musical marries Broadway power with Lyric Opera spectacle.


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Finding Nemo at the HIP

Friday, June 10th, 2016, 8:30 PM.

A week before Finding Dory hits theaters, see Finding Nemo on the roof of the Harlem Irving Plaza as part of our Summer Film Series, a cooperation between the Eisenhower Library, Norridge Park District, and the HIP. Come early to enjoy fun giveaways, concessions and more!


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Bus Trip: Blair Thomas and Co. Moby Dick

Sunday, April 03, 2016, 12:45 PM - 6:00 PM. $25.00.

Blair Thomas and Co perform a new interpretation of Captain Ahab’s relentless pursuit of the White Whale. The words of Hermann Melville's great American novel are brought to life on the stage through traditional Japanese puppetry and a score combining the folk songs of Michael Smith with the sounds of percussionist Michael Zerang. Not your average puppet show.


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Bus Trip: Alfred Stieglitz at the Art Institute

Friday, March 11, 2016, 9:45 AM - 3:15 PM. $35.00.

Alfred Stieglitz was a photographer and art promoter, instrumental in making photography an accepted art form at the turn of the 20th century. Join us for a docent-led tour of the Stieglitz collection at the Art Institute, which includes several 19th century prints along with works by Stieglitz and other Pictorialist photographers, then explore the museum. Lunch is on your own and not included in the registration fee.


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