You don't have to be from Chicago or Irish to fall in love with Bridie, the Gaelic-speaking, fresh-from-Eire heroine of "Bridie's Boy," by Sean Brennan. Sean's parents, Tom and Bridie Brennan moved to Oak Park and settled into a glorious Victorian on South Euclid Avnue. Born the 10th of 11 Brennan children, Sean began his writing career at the dining roo table in Pop's sewing room. Come hear his entertaining stories of growing up in Chicago and Oak Park in the 1950's and 60's. Books will be available for sale and signing.
Smarty Pants Trivia Night
Regular Library Board Meeting and Dinner with Leadership Team
Weave, Wander...Wonder. The Idea Box invites you to spin straw into gold. November 5- November 25.
Meet Mark Adams, author of the new book, "Meet me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City." Did you know that people are out there looking for Atlantis right now? Or that the search for the city is so popular that it actually has a name "Atlantology?" And its own encyclopedia, the "Atlantipedia?"
Adams, a former Oak Park resident, is the author of the previous best-selling book, "Turn Right at Machu Picchu." It was featured on the "Daily Show" with Jon Stewart, the "New York Times," "National Geographic" and continues to be a big seller.
Unroll, Unwrap...Unwind. 'Tis the season to unstress in this month's Idea Box. December 3- December 27.
Join counselors Suzy LeClair, Susan Tennant and Kyle Grover from the Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee for an informational session on the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace. Open enrollment began November 15, 2014 and runs through February 15, 2015.
Join dance teacher Margot Toppen to learn swing dance -- all ages welcome! Dress fancy; vintage clothes welcome. A River Forest resident, Margot is the author of the children's book, JITTERBUGS! is inspired by real-life 1930s Lindy Hop dancers George Snowden ( Shorty George ) and Beatrice Gay ( Big Bea ) who used their height difference to advantage to win contests at places like the famed Savoy Ballroom in Harlem New York.
The Holmes PTO will continue to plan its annual auction fundraiser.
Do you want to build a snowman? Create aerial snowmen that seem to float right off the page. No worries--these guys won't melt. Ages 3+.