MiniCon

MiniCon

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Come celebrate comics and fandom of all types, and take home comics for free! We'll have workshops, contests, tabletop games, and more. Everyone is welcome at this library-wide extravaganza!

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Open Mic After Hours

Open Mic After Hours

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

You're so talented, you deserve an audience. Do you sing, dance, rap, play an instrument, or do a little comedy? Come out and show us what you can do! Or just sit back and prepare to be amazed.
Food and drinks provided.
Sign up starts at 5:30 pm. Open to ages 13+.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Author Justin Gordon: "Holocaust Postal History"

Author Justin Gordon: "Holocaust Postal History"

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet Justin Gordon, author of "Holocaust Postal History: Harrowing Journeys Revealed through the Letters and Cards of the Victims," who notes that his book "represents a dual journey -- one into the childhood delight of stamp collecting and the other into the adult horrors of Holocaust history."

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Preservation in Person: Bonnie McDonald

Preservation in Person: Bonnie McDonald

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Bonnie McDonald is President and CEO of Landmarks Illinois, advancing the vision, mission and programs of Illinois' only statewide preservation non-profit organization. Her expertise in the reimagining of vacant and underutilized places and community building through historic preservation has emerged over 19 years in the field.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Tom Tresser: "Chicago Is Not Broke"

Author Tom Tresser: "Chicago Is Not Broke"

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Chicago's Mayor (and just about everyone else) claims that Chicago is broke. This book, a civic education project,  refutes that claim. It's authors -- Tom Dresser and Dick Simpson along with others -- show that far from being broke, Chicago has ample resources to become the city we all need and deserve.  

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Social Justice Conference

Social Justice Conference

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

This first annual Social Justice conference will bring together many voices in the local community around issues of criminal justice and sentencing disparities, education and health inequities, economic and political disenfranchisement and will examine causes and explore possible solutions to the crisis facing marginalized poor communities of color nationwide.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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