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April 29, 2014

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April 29, 2014

Celebrating seniors

Celebrating Seniors Week, May 15-22

Experience four great events at the Main Library to honor, recognize, and serve area seniors. Doug Deuchler hosts a screening and discussion of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Dr. Burton Fischman (pictured above) leads an old-time sing-a-long, The Great American Songbook. Linda Sasser shares tips for improving retention and recall in "Healthy Brain, Healthy Memory." A new class teaches you how to stream and download free music and movies, and enjoy them from anywhere. Find details, and join us ›

New Arrivals

Frances Ha

Frances Ha

Boy, Snow, Bird

Boy, Snow, Bird
Helen Oyeyemi

The Last Forever

The Last Forever
Deb Caletti

Pies and Tarts

Pies and Tarts
Culinary Institute
of America

Current Happenings

Weekly staff recommendations

When you're looking for your next read, visit our Books & Media page for Staff Recommendations of all kinds — books, music and movies. Find new lists, curated by library staff who love to share, updated weekly. With topics as varied as 'Female Science Fiction Authors' and 'So You Want to Start Your Own Business,' plus lists of New Arrivals, you're bound to find something to read, watch or listen to. Get started now ›

Staff Recommendation

Meet author Thomas Dyja

Born and raised on Chicago's Northwest side, Thomas Dyja revisits home in his new book, The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream. Meet Thomas at Dole Branch Tuesday, May 13, at 7 pm, and hear the story of Chicago's profound impact on modern America, and the world, in its postwar prime. Read more ›

Author Thomas Dyja

Star Wars party & more

Celebrate your love for Star Wars on Sunday, May 4, an unofficial holiday to fans of the books and movies. Join us at the Main Library from 2 to 4 pm to enjoy games, crafts, a costume parade, and meet pro-level Star Wars cosplayers. Also on May 4, adults, teens and kids 10+ can Make Your Own Mother's Day Craft at Dole Branch at 2 pm. All supplies provided for an accordion book mom is sure to remember. Register to attend, and find more on our Children's Events calendar ›

May the Fourth Star Wars party

Join a library book group

Whether you love fiction, enjoy nonfiction, crave inspirational literature, or adore mysteries, we have something for you. Choose from eight unique monthly book groups, offering something for everyone, from readers in their 20s and 30s to home cooks. Groups meet at Main Library, Maze Branch, Dole Branch and offsite. Find your best fit and join us to connect with other readers. Learn more ›

Library Book Groups

More Library News

Upcoming Events

Author Janis Johnston:
It Takes a Child to Raise a Parent

Thursday, May 1, 7 pm
Main Library Veterans Room

Artist Reception: Robert K. Elder's
Rockers, Writers & Filmmakers

Monday, May 5, 6 to 8 pm
Main Library Art Gallery

Friends' Folk Concert:
Bill Staines

Wednesday, May 14, 7 pm
Main Library Veterans Room

Find more library events.


LinkedIn 101
Wednesday, May 7, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Computer Classroom

Do I Really Need a Cover Letter?
Wednesday, May 14, 2 to 4 pm
Main Library Veterans Room

Intermediate Word
Tuesday, June 10, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Computer Classroom

Find more technology learning opportunities.


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