Bad Movie Night

Have you ever watched a movie that is so bad that it’s good? Everyone talks about the big movies of the summer or the new sequel to beloved franchises but, has anyone ever told you “this is so bad you …


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Throwback Thursday: Manhattan Nocturne

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Manhattan Nocturne by Colin Harrison was first published.

Porter Wren is a Manhattan tabloid writer with an appetite for scandal. On the beat he sells murder, tragedy, and anything that passes for …


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The Essential Great Chicago Fire

October 08-22.

Join us on our Facebook page for an online screening this video presentation available on demand from October 8th through 22nd.

Storyteller William Pack weaves together details of the great fire with firsthand accounts, bringing alive the excitement and terror in a multi-media video.

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Virtual Bring Your Own Book Club

Friday, October 08, 3:30 PM.

Our BYO Book Club is going back online! Have a favorite book or two (or four) you'd like to share with fellow readers and librarians? Drop into our virtual book club to tell us about them!

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Save Money with Home Energy Efficiency

Wednesday, October 06, 6:30 PM.

Celebrate Energy Efficiency Day while you learn ways to make your life more energy efficient with an online presentation from the Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability.

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Crochet a Tapestry Basket

Wednesdays in October, 3:00 - 4:30 PM.

Each Wednesday in October we'll learn tapestry crochet to create a pumpkin basket using Desert Blossom Crafts' Pumkin Basket pattern.  Join us every week to share your progress on this or any other fiber based projects you are currently working on.

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2021 American Book Award Winners

The American Book Awards were created to provide recognition for outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America’s diverse literary community. The purpose of the awards is to recognize literary excellence without limitations or restrictions. There are no categories, …


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Thirteen Dark Nights: He Walked By Night

Monday, October 04, 7:00 PM.

Whether you’re a private eye or a femme fatale, join us on our Facebook page Mondays at 7:00 PM this fall for a series of thirteen online screenings of classic Film Noir movies. This week, He Walked By Night.

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Criterion Collection: The Atomic Submarine

Each week we’re recommending a movie from film lover’s favorite home video company, Criterion. The Criterion Collection is dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions of the highest technical quality with supplemental …


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Fall Family Fun Fest

Saturday, October 02, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

It's time to celebrate the Fall season! Bring the whole family for scheduled family crafts, take home kids' crafts, a harvesting program in the library gardens at 11:00 AM, and a mini farmer's market starting at 1:00 PM.

Register your family or group for our Fun Fest craft project.

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Throwback Thursday: Alias Grace

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood was first published.

In Alias Grace, the bestselling author of The Handmaid’s Tale takes readers into the life of one of the most notorious women of …


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A Conversation with Author Jennifer Chiaverini

Sunday, October 10, 2:00 PM.

Join us for a virtual discussion with Jennifer Chiaverini, the New York Times bestselling author of several historical novels, including her new book, The Women’s March, an enthralling historical novel of the 1913 woman’s suffrage movement inspired by three courageous women who bravely risked their lives and liberty in the fight to win the vote.

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Hollywood Book Club: The Kid Stays in the Picture

Thursday, September 30, 7:00 PM.

Join the Hollywood Book Club every month as we examine the history, films, genres, stars and scandals of Hollywood and the film industry at large. This month's book will be The Kid Stays in the Picture: A Notorious Life by Robert Evans.

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Crochet a Succulent Garden

Wednesdays in September, 3:00 - 4:30 PM.

Each Wednesday in September we will be working on crocheted succulents using a variety of patterns. Join us each week to share your progress on this or any other fiber based projects you are currently working on.

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