Census Help

Wednesdays, March 18 - May 06
3:00 - 7:00 PM

Need help filling out the census questionnaire? We’re here to make sure you’re counted. In mid-March...
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2020 Andrew Carnegie Medal Winners

The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were established in 2012 by the American Library Association to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year. This year the …


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The Bear by Andrew Krivak

In a distant future, a man and his daughter may be the last surviving humans on Earth.

Together, they spend their days hunting and fishing, a father passing on his wisdom to his daughter. The secrets of the seasons, the …


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Sloth Crafts by Ellen Deakin

Craft books usually focus on a material theme, i.e. knitting, paper, beads – but Sloth Crafts uses the sloth image to explore all kinds of media.

Projects range from stunning-yet-simple (like the crepe paper sloth suncatcher) to the more complex …


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Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story

In Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story, we are shown the life and talent of Chicago’s very own legendary harmonica player and bluesman Paul Butterfield. Born and raised in the Southside’s Hyde Park neighborhood, he was exposed …


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Bring Your Own Book Club

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 2:00 - 3:00 PM.

Come to the book club with no required reading! Bring a book or two (any length, any genre) to discuss with librarians and fellow readers
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Scale Model Club

Thursday, March 12, 6:30 - 8:00 PM.

Are you interested in large-things-made-small? Have you been modeling forever and want to share your expertise?
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Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia

When billionaire Vincent Pryce dies suddenly, Tuesday Mooney joins the leagues of Bostonians embarking on an Edgar Allan Poe-themed scavenger hunt for his fortune. Her advantage? She’s a trivia queen and expert researcher, and also walks around with the ghost …


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Train Songs of America

Wednesday, March 11, 7:00 - 8:00 PM.

Hop aboard folk musician Dean Milano's presentation of train-themed tunes from America's past, from the well- known to the obscure. Along the way
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Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey

After her best friend and lover hangs for the crime of Possession of Unapproved Materials, Esther stows away on the Library Wagon passing through town. But when she wakes up to the barrel of the Head Librarian’s revolver, she realizes …


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Sandworm by Andy Greenberg

In 2017 a small team of people caused more than $10 billion in damages, crippled multinational companies, stranded more than 800 seafaring vessels carrying tens of millions of tons of cargo. That team, based in Russia, had stolen hacking tools …


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Remembering Kirk Douglas

“It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103,” Michael Douglas said in a statement. “To the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden …


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How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Tea

Wednesday, March 04, 6:00 - 7:30 PM.

It's a bitter crime to brew your tea wrong. In this hands on class, participants will learn the most effective ways to infuse most any tea.
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Crochet a Ribbed Infinity Cowl

Wednesday, March 04, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
or Thursday, March 05, 6:30 - 8:30 PM. $5.00.

Crochet an infinity cowl to keep you warm until spring arrives. Yarn, crochet hook, and project guide included. This project is
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2019 André Simon Food and Drink Book Award Winners

In February 1965, André Simon, the French-born, UK-dwelling wine merchant and food and wine writer, established the André Simon Award for gastronomic literature. The awards continue to this day, judged this year by the Trustees of the André Simon Memorial …


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Meet Svengoolie!

Saturday, March 21, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

Meet Sven, get a photo or an autograph, and then, after a break, continue the fun with screenings of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein.
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