Dann & Raymond: The Greatest Chase Scenes–May 8
This month Dann and Raymond close out their season with "The Greatest Chase Scenes." Presented by Dann Gire, film editor for the Daily Herald and president of the Chicago Film Critics Association, and Raymond Benson, film historian and novelist, this popular monthly film discussion program includes film clips, cinema history, trivia and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Join our monthly writing group: May 14
Passionate about writing? Consider joining Writer's Ink, a monthly writing group for local writers to meet, read their work and critique others.
Enjoy the musical talents of this renowned string ensemble- Apr 6
Conducted by Akira Mori, featuring soloists Dr. Sarah Plum on violin and Dr. Ashley Sidon on cello, this ensemble is comprised of the best string players of the Drake Symphony Orchestra. They will perform selections from their classical string orchestra repertoire, including Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Join us for the high seas adventure movie, Captain Phillips-Mar 28
Enjoy an evening of adventure on the library's large screens as we feature the Oscar-nominated movie, Captain Phillips. It follows the true story of Captain Richard Phillips (played by Tom Hanks) and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. Rated PG 13; 134 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Join the conversation with Chicago mystery author Michael Harvey-Mar 25
Chicago mystery author Michael Harvey joins us for an evening of conversation as he talks about The Chicago Way, the first book in the Michael Kelley P.I. series. Harvey is a former investigative reporter for CBS and also the co-creator of the A&E series, Cold Case Files. There will be a Q and A with the audience, followed by a book sale and signing.
Join us at Clementi's on Dec. 5 to talk about Stephen King’s 11/22/63
Location: Clementi's, 602 W. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights
- Check out the JFK50 interactive website created by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in honor of the 50th anniversary. The site includes video and audio clips of speeches.
- In addition to the JFK50 site, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum provides a wealth of information on the Kennedy family including photographs, videos, and speeches.
- Check out our list of DVDs about JFK.
Join us for a fun afternoon celebrating Indian culture–Nov 9
Dance, eat, and laugh at these two entertaining programs that celebrate Indian culture:
Watch the video of our recent Affordable Care Act program
Love? What's it all about? Find out on September 17
Molecular geneticist Stephanie Levi will demystify the science behind love, attraction and everything in between. Learn about differences in the brains of men and women when it comes to love, the science behind breakups and how pheromones influence behaviors. For adults 18 years and older; program will contain adult content.
Looking for a new reading challenge? Join our Classics Study Group
Life Readers: Classics Study Group
Led by a Newberry Library Independent Scholar, this serious group will focus on close textual analysis of A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell. For anyone who is interested in studying serious books in a group setting, this group will help participants to understand the classics in context, with each discussion supplemented by biographical, historical, and critical information.
This group's members supply their own books. Because of the differences in various editions or translations, it is important to read the editions listed on the supplied reading list. Register and pick up your reading list information at any time at the Info Desk in the library. Participants may join for all books, or for separate titles. Questions? Call the Info Desk, 847-392-0100.
|September 19||A Question of Upbringing and A Buyer's Market|
|October 17||The Acceptance World|
|November 21||At Lady Molly's and Casanova's Chinese Restaurant|
|December 19||The Kindly Ones|
The Valley of Bones and The Soldier's Art
|March 20||The Military Philosophers|
|April 17||Books Do Furnish a Room and Temporary Kings|
|May 15||Hearing Secret Harmonies|