What's Up at the Library?
This popular monthly film discussion program presented by Daily Herald movie critic Dann Gire and film historian and novelist Raymond Benson offers a fun-filled evening discussing a different film theme each month, including film clips, cinema history, trivia and more. In May, join Dann and Raymond and find out their picks for the top 15 favorite male movie sex symbols.
Dates: May 5-27
Locations: Marketplace and First Floor Display Cases
More than 250 works of art curated from seven District 25 elementary schools and two middle schools is on display in the library during the month of May. Pieces range from illustrations and mixed media to self-portraits and 3D art. Join us in celebrating these student artists' accomplishments and creativity by visiting anytime through May 27 to see the art on display. Drop in.
Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames will treat us to some classic Motown tunes.
The pilot program, scheduled to run through the end of 2016, will extend weekend hours based upon a recent survey of library customers which indicated many residents wished the library offered more hours on the weekends. Use of the library during these times will then be evaluated before 2017 hours are set.
"These expanded hours stem from the fact that people's lives are busier than ever, and we want to make it as convenient as possible for them to visit the library," said Executive Director Jason Kuhl.
The $125,000 pilot program, which began on March 19, was approved as part of the library’s 2016 budget to provide extra funding to staff the library.
Sunday, May 29, 2-4:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room
Join us for a tribute to Frank Sinatra and his hometown of Hoboken, New Jersey, as well as his ties to Chicago. Ken Price, Director of Public Relations and Hotel Historian for the Palmer House Hilton will also be joining us for a discussion of the Palmer House's Empire Room and its many famous acts--including a young crooner named Frank Sinatra. (He will even be raffling off a weekend getaway at the Palmer House!) The discussion will be followed by a screening of his 1956 film High Society, also starring Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby.