Bus Trip: Our Lady of the Angels

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. $55.00.

Enjoy the buffet lunch at Sawa's Old Warsaw Restaurant as historian Jim Gibbons presents the history of the December 1st, 1958 Our Lady of the Angels school fire. After lunch, we'll tour the Our Lady of the Angels church. Walking is involved in the tour and the church is not accessible to wheelchairs. The cost of lunch is included in the registration fee.

Bus Trip: Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Joffrey Ballet

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 12:30 - 6:30 PM. $45.00.

This is not Shakespeare's midsummer. Swedish trailblazer Alexander Ekman astounds with this ode to the longest day of the year. Delight in joyful abandon and romance under the Scandinavian sun as dancers celebrate and let their imaginations run wild. Join us for the North American premiere of the tour de force show that took Stockholm by storm.

Bus Trip: Backstage at the Chicago Theatre

Friday, March 16, 2018, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM. $25.00.

Experience one of the Chicago's theatrical treasures. Stand on the world famous stage, view the autographed backstage walls, and explore the beautiful Baroque interiors.

Practice Battle Recap

Congratulations on a great effort during Practice Battle.

Please note: you will note see any points from challenged questions in the scores posted here. Any possible points received from challenges made during Practice Battle would be awarded during the beginning …

The Ghost Notebooks by Ben Dolnick

Ghosts are not real.

I know it in my head and I'm totally sure about that. But sometime when I'm home alone and I hear a little noise I get unnerved and the laundry room in our basement can feel a bit creepy.

Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker

On his blog, Gates Notes, Microsoft founder Bill Gates recently announced that Steven Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature is no longer his favorite book. That's because he read an early copy of Pinker's new book, Enlightenment Now.

Tommy and Tuppence

As evidenced by the popularity of the new movie Murder on the Orient Express, people love Agatha Christie. And why not? She’s the queen of crime with her well-loved detectives Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot.

Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Wiebe

Any fan of Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, and/or World of Warcraft will reminisce about all the awesome quests you went on, friends you made along the way, and the great variety of characters you created and played with. Take that high fantasy setting and add a party of foul mouthed women who are more than familiar with the words, “collateral damage,” and you get the graphic novel series, Rat Queens written by Kurtis J. Wiebe.

Brigsby Bear

Living in a post-apocalyptic underground bunker isn’t so bad when you have an infinite number of episodes of your favorite TV show to watch. At least that’s what James thinks.

After Hours Teen Time: Guardians of the Galaxy Two & Boombox Amplifiers

Friday, February 09, 2018, 5:00 - 8:00 PM.

We're keeping the library open after hours just for teens. Bring your friends, to watch a movie, eat some pizza, and make a craft. This month, we'll watch the Guardians save the Galaxy and make boomboxes to amplify our custom Spotify mixes with artist Jessica Van Swol.

My Cousin Rachel

A dead cousin. A strange woman. A country estate to be had. This is the world we enter in Roger Michell’s latest film, My Cousin Rachel, starring Rachel Weisz in the title role, with Sam Claflin as the main character of Philip.

Page to Screen Club: Fences

Friday, February 16, 2018, 1:30 PM.

This month's adaptation will be Fences based on the play by August Wilson. 2016. PG-13. 2h 19m.

Polish Heritage Book Club: The Zookeeper’s Wife

Thursday, February 08, 2018, 3:00 PM.

Our English-language book discussion group focuses on literature related to Poland and Polish culture. This month's book will be The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman.

Adult Book Discussion: The German Girl

Monday, February 05, 2018, 7:00 - 8:30 PM.
Tuesday, February 06, 2018, 2:00 - 2:30 PM.

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa.

Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates

Every life is complicated. And every story has multiple points of view. In his new psychological thriller, Christopher Yates attempts to reveal the truth of a story by examine all sides.