Crochet a Seasonal Doily

Wednesdays in October, 3:00 PM.

Every Wednesday in October we'll work on a doily decoration, Marsha Glassner's "Boo!" pattern, available as a free download on Ravelry. The pattern uses #10 crochet thread and a #7 (1.65 mm) hook, but many of us plan to use #10 crochet thread and a D (3.5 mm) or E (3.75 mm) hook which will create a larger project. Join us each week to share your progress on this or any other fiber based projects you are currently working on.

Join our Zoom meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88908552227?pwd=QzJSZU1hakJ5ZDlLSE9Dc3RUZUZRZz09 or phone in at 312-626-6799. Meeting ID: 889 0855 2227. Passcode: 085116.

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2020 Harriet Tubman Prize Finalists

The Harriet Tubman Prize is awarded annually to a distinguished nonfiction book published in the United States on the slave trade, slavery, and anti-slavery in the Atlantic World. A Readers’ Committee of scholars and librarians selects a short list of …


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Zumba for Adults

Tuesdays in October, 10:00 AM.

Join Zumba instructor Jen Adams for pretty much the most awesome workout ever. Dance to great music with your neighbors and burn a ton of calories without even realizing it. Please contact the library for a waiver prior to your first class.

Join us on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84796020193 or by dialing in at 312-626-6799. Meeting ID: 847 9602 0193.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, champion of gender equality, has died at age 87.

“Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn but with confidence …


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School Success with Tutor.com

We’ve entered into a very unusual school year and Tutor.com has recorded a series of webinars to help prepare students and parents for success.

Watch “Parent Session: Helping your K-12 Students Manage Time and be Prepared” below for tips that …


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Along Those Lines by Peter Cashwell

Along Those Lines: The Boundaries That Create Our World is a trip through and across the various lines that create and shape our lives, from the ones on maps to the ones demarking seasons or defining scholarly pursuits.

Though not …


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Virtual Trivia Night

Thursday, October 22, 7:00 PM.

Think you know your stuff? Put your knowledge to the test with our online trivia night. Join our Zoom video chat and we'll see who comes out on top. Outwit the other players to win a gift card to a local restaurant. Invite your friends!

Wrack your brain at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88388944558

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Halloween Trivia Night

Thursday, October 29, 7:00 PM.

Think you know your stuff? Put your knowledge to the test with our online trivia night. Join our Zoom video chat and we'll see who comes out on top. Outwit the other players to win a gift card to a local restaurant. Invite your friends!

Wrack your brain at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88388944558

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Wills and Trusts

Saturday, October 17, 1:00 PM.

Take the first step toward a plan to protect your final wishes as attorney Jacob K. Ehrensaft hosts an online presentation on wills, trusts, powers of attorney, probate and guardianship.

Join us on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83173735470 or by dialing in at 312-626-6799. Meeting ID: 831 7373 5470.

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Virtual Trivia Night

Thursday, October 15, 7:00 PM.

Think you know your stuff? Put your knowledge to the test with our online trivia night. Join our Zoom video chat and we'll see who comes out on top. Outwit the other players to win a gift card to a local restaurant. Invite your friends!

Wrack your brain at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88388944558

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Sally Rand, American Sex Symbol

Wednesday, October 14, 7:00 PM.

With two ostrich feathers from a second-hand store, dancer Sally Rand rescued herself from obscurity and paved the way for every bombshell to follow, from Marilyn Monroe to Lady Gaga. Author William Hazelgrove will tell you the never-before-told story of an American sex symbol.

Join us on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82967079195 or phone in at 312-626.6799. Meeting ID: 829 6707 9195.

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Crochet a Seasonal Doily

Wednesdays in October, 3:00 PM.

Every Wednesday in October we'll work on a doily decoration, Marsha Glassner's "Boo!" pattern, available as a free download on Ravelry. The pattern uses #10 crochet thread and a #7 (1.65 mm) hook, but many of us plan to use #10 crochet thread and a D (3.5 mm) or E (3.75 mm) hook which will create a larger project. Join us each week to share your progress on this or any other fiber based projects you are currently working on.

Join our Zoom meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88908552227?pwd=QzJSZU1hakJ5ZDlLSE9Dc3RUZUZRZz09 or phone in at 312-626-6799. Meeting ID: 889 0855 2227. Passcode: 085116.

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Zumba for Adults

Tuesdays in October, 10:00 AM.

Join Zumba instructor Jen Adams for pretty much the most awesome workout ever. Dance to great music with your neighbors and burn a ton of calories without even realizing it. Please contact the library for a waiver prior to your first class.

Join us on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84796020193 or by dialing in at 312-626-6799. Meeting ID: 847 9602 0193.

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The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

Tourists flock to the cabin of eleven-year-old Anna O’Donnell, who is said to be living without food. Lib Wright, a veteran of Florence Nightingale’s Crimean campaign, is hired to keep watch over the girl. As Anna’s life ebbs away, Lib …


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Make Your Own Scarecrow Craft

Monday, October 12 - Thursday, October 22

Pick up your kit and make your own scarecrow to display in the library gardens. Add whatever you'd like but please remember that animals come into our gardens so don't add anything that can be harmful to wildlife. Return your scarecrow in by Oct 22nd and we'll add it to the garden as the kick-off for our Fall Family Fun Fest.

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We Fed an Island by José Andrés

Spanish-American Chef José Andrés arrived in Puerto Rico four days after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island in 2017.

This memoir, We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time recounts the chef’s …


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