Calling all witches and wizards! Dobby, the house elf, has lost his sock. Find the letters hiding in the windows of these famous Harry Potter establishments to reveal the location of Dobby’s missing sock. Once you have completed the scavenger hunt, come back to the library for magical surprises and a chance to win some Harry Potter goodies! Access this program’s corresponding worksheet on our website or pick up a paper copy at the Service Center.
2021 marks the 150th Anniversary of the fire! It started in a barn and, two days of flaming hell later, nearly destroyed a city. In The Essential Great Chicago Fire, William Pack weaves together technical details of the fire with vivid firsthand accounts from those who lived through the conflagration of 1871, bringing alive all the excitement and terror in a multi-media storytelling event that will not soon be forgotten.
Talk shop about books with others in their 20’s and 30’s. Each meeting we discuss a title chosen by the group. If you’re interested in joining or to find out the current title, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. This meeting will be a hybrid format and you can choose to come in person at the library or via zoom.
Ready to cut your cable bill in half? Learn how to cut the cord on cable TV to lower monthly bills. George Kontos of Marshmallow Streaming will cover streaming services, devices, home Wi-Fi basics, and indoor antennas.
Do you like your cartoons a little bit spooky? Then this is the class for you! Students will tell the cartoonist where to go, what will happen, what to do, and draw along! Will there be werewolves? Maybe. Vampires? Possibly. Frankensteins? Who can say… Toon in and find out. (Insert spooky laugh here.)
Author Chris Bohjalian, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 22 books adapted into three movies and a TV series, will speak in this live virtual, multi-library event about his newest release The Hour of the Witch, just in time for Halloween!
Just because the Tommy Guns quieted down a little didn’t mean that Chicago’s Beer Wars didn’t rage on - it was just a bit more…subtle. The body count was down, but the felonious activity was up - way up! To learn more, please join us with entertainer and historian Clarence Goodman, returning for this second part of his 4 part series.
RootsMagic User Group, for users of the popular RootsMagic genealogy software... join us as we discuss the intricacies of using the program to organize and keep track of your genealogical research.This meeting is appropriate for all levels of experience.
Registered participants will receive a Zoom invite and password via email.
Join us after hours for our third annual ghost stories event. We will start with slightly scary stories and end with creepy ones. All ages are welcome to attend this program but stories will be geared towards kids in grades K-5.
The Family & Consumer Sciences staff of the non-profit Home Baking Association welcome you to an hour of baking STEAM to build your baking skills and fun! Bread with a Twist will provide dough preparation essentials, guides on how to freeze or refrigerate dough and demonstrate how to shape and bake to creatively fill your holiday bread basket, gift neighbors and bake with friends or family. Bring your questions, receive baking guides, recipes and build your baking STEAM!
Exchange ideas in an online discussion about the foreign policy issues facing America today in this monthly discussion led by Professor Gary Midkiff. Participants must purchase a briefing book and read a chapter prior to each meeting. This is an eight month series that will begin in February. One nice aspect of this program is that each chapter stands by itself so you can join the group at any time. Briefing Book $15.00. No refunds.