Posts tagged with "Chicago"
Date and time: Thursday, August 12, 7:30 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Enjoy an evening book chat with Chicago author Michael Harvey. Harvey is a former investigative reporter for CBS and also the co-creator of the A&E series, Cold Case Files. He has written a series of crime thrillers set in Chicago including the recently released, The Third Rail. Publishers Weekly says “Harvey is poised to take the crime-writing world by storm.” Book sale and signing after the program. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100. See Daily Herald article about authors Michael Harvey and Jonathan Eig.
Learn the history of Chicago music that you never knew existed. Two experts will shed light on unsung Chicago-area artists, from ‘50s bluesmen to ‘60s psych-garage rockers to ‘80s post-punks and beyond. Steve Krakow (AKA Plastic Crimewave) publishes The Secret History of Chicago Music bi-weekly in the Chicago Reader, and Rob Sevier’s Numero Group is the top reissue label for lost and forgotten Chicago artists.
Date and time: Thursday, July 21, 7 p.m.
Location: Across from Welcome Desk
The Library is honored to be one of over 200 partners across the greater Chicagoland area that have come together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of architect Daniel Burnham's 1909 Plan of Chicago. From July 1 through October 31, the Library will be hosting the exhibit "Make Big Plans: Daniel Burnham's Vision of an American Metropolis" as well as several programs related to the centennial celebration and the exhibit. We were also chosen as one of four libraries to host three special public events for the Burnham Plan Centennial including a visit on August 9 by Carl Smith, author of The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City. The Library has another connection to the Burnham Plan Centennial. Tom Gray, son of long-time Friends of the Library volunteer Margaret Gray, designed a film about Chicago that will be projected in a pavilion to be constructed in Millennium Park. Gray is a graphic artist who designs video projections for theater productions. He was interviewed on Wednesday, June 24, on Channel 11 about his work on this project. Visit www.burnhamplan100.org for more information on centennial events.
For most of its history, Chicago produced about one-third of the nation’s candy including Brach’s caramels, Mars' Snickers bars, Wrigley’s gum, Cracker Jack, Baby Ruth bars, Tootsie Rolls and Frango Mints. Author Leslie Goddard explores the history of these tasty treats and what made Chicago such an ideal location for candy makers. Samples provided. For A.H. cardholders only.
Date and Time: Tuesday, February 19, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
Date and time: Sunday, July 19, 2 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room This year marks the centennial of Daniel Burnham’s visionary Plan of Chicago that shaped the city and suburbs for generations to enjoy. Art Historian Jeff Mishur explores Burnham’s transition from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition to the City Beautiful Movement manifested in the plan and how it relates to European and American precedents. Register online or at the Welcome Desk, 847-392-0100.
Date and time: Thursday, June 17, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room The Chicago Blackhawks' quest for the Stanley Cup is the latest sporting event to electrify area sports fans. Celebrate Chicago sports history and learn more about other great teams from the past with local author Christopher Tabbert. He will relive some of Chicago’s most famous sports moments from unforgettable teams such as the 1908 Cubs, 1919 White Sox, 1985 Bears, 1996 Bulls, and many more that are included in his book, Heydays: Great Stories in Chicago Sports. A great Father's Day gift! Book sale and signing after the program. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Historian, actor and museum teacher Leslie Goddard portrays Chicago socialite Bertha Palmer for the evening’s book discussion of A Vacation in a Buggy, a story which focuses on the lives of woman in the late 1800s. She will mingle with library customers sharing her stories and showing her artwork and artifacts form the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. She will then attend part of the book discussion giving her “inside” perspective of the woman portrayed in Maria Louise Pool’s novel. Drop in with your questions about what it was like for a woman to live in the Chicago area at the end of the 19th century.
Part of our continuing quasquicentennial series of programs sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Date and time: Wednesday, July 11, 6 p.m.
Location: Customer Services