Today the library is open from: 1pm-9pm


Virtual Event: Inside the First Folio

The First Folio was compiled by John Heminges and Henry Condell, two of Shakespeare’s fellow actors.  Without it, we would not today have half of Shakespeare’s plays.  Peter Garino will examine how the First Folio came to be, its importance ...

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Virtual Event: Lincoln on Slavery, Emancipation, and Equality

In this virtual performance President Lincoln (Kevin Wood) shares his ever-evolving perspectives on the subjects of slavery, emancipation, and equality, including the relationship between the races during his times Kevin Wood, currently of Oak Park, Illinois (Chicago area), portrays President Abraham ...

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Virtual Event: A Soldier’s Footsteps Through World War II

Local author, Marti Brown, assembled her father’s scrapbooks and over 300 letters sent to family members during World War II and compiled these artifacts into a book entitled From Cornfield to Battlefield: A Young Farmer’s Journey Through World War II. ...

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Virtual Event: The Essential Great Chicago Fire

It started in a barn and, two days of flaming hell later, nearly destroyed a city. In this virtual version of The Essential Great Chicago Fire, William Pack weaves together technical details of the fire with vivid firsthand accounts from those ...

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Virtual Event: The History of the Beach Boys

If summer had a sound it would be the Beach Boys…surf, sun and California dreaming.  This virtual presentation will focus on The Beach Boys “sunniest” years from 1962-1967.  With the use of performance and interview clips, we’ll trace the arc ...

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