Peter Stamatis: Dandelions for Dinner

Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

What happens to a family already on the brink of disaster when the world around them crumbles? "Dandelions for Dinner: Greece at War and a Family's Dreams of America" presents a memoir set in the small town of Gargaliani, Greece. Told through the eyes of a 13-year-old boy, the story unfolds from the end of the 19th century throuh the Greek Civil War of the 1940s. It is an epic tale of youth, family, poverty, war and unjust loss. "Dandelions for Dinner" is the surprising story of what remains when everything else is lost.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

The Local Epicurean Series : Food Preservation

Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Thinking about your summer garden and anticipating a bounty of deliciousness? Local home food preservation expert Emily Paster will share her canning and preserving techniques and tips in preparation for spring planting. Be ready to hit the ground running when the first rhubarb and strawberries make their appearance in a few short months. Emily Paster writes about fitting ambitious food into family life on her blog West of the Loop and is the co-founder of the Chicago Food Swap. Join us as she demystifies this culinary experience!

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Humans Vs. Zombies

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Zombie Apocalypse is here. Help prevent the end of the world as we know it, or possibly help speed it along, by playing as either a human or a zombie in this library-wide after-hours game of tag.

Participants may bring their own blasters, as long as they are brightly colored and won't hurt other participants upon impact.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Divergent Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Celebrate the release of the last Divergent book by participating in a Library Scavenger Hunt. The grand prize will involve a copy of "Allegiant." For ages 13 and up. Please bring a digital camera or smartphone to use during the game. Registration begins October 3.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Affordable Care Act Information Session

Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Join Michelle Lydigsen and Katherine Layden from the Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee for a special information session on ACA. Find out which health insurance will serve you best. Michelle and Katherine will explain the different insurance policies offered through ACA, answer questions, and assist you in applying for coverage.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a set of health insurance reforms that started in 2010, and will continue to roll out in 2014 and beyond.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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