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: Mind Game – Perception Deception

Our brain decides how we perceive everything around us. It finds patterns and solves problems efficiently, except for when it lies to us. In this engaging, virtual program William Pack explores the real science of how our brains trick us into ...

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Fairy Tales for Adults in the Park

Ron Allison returns with another installment of Fairy Tales for Adults. He will be telling Grimm tales, The Blue Light and Rumpelstiltskin, and a Norwegian tale, The Giant Who Had No Heart, with a discussion following each. Mr. Allison’s approach grew ...

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Silhouettes and Caricatures at the Park

Mary Ellen Nilles visits Huntley Park to give a brief summary on the history of creating caricatures and silhouettes. She will demonstrate the process for each on willing participants in front of an audience. Mary Ellen has a BFA from the ...

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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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