2016 Summer Reading Programs Begin Soon!

Summer Reading programs for both children and adults will begin on June 1st!

The theme for this year's children's program is “On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!” The theme for the adult program is “Exercise Your Mind.”

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Summer Reading

Old Time Radio and the Great American Songbook

This one-hour presentation by Steve Darnall, host of “Those Were The Days” on WDCB, examines how radio helped to give birth to the “Great American Songbook” by giving songs and singers a national audience. Featuring clips from some of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century as they were heard on radio—including Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer and a rare 1934 performance by George Gershwin! Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.


This program is being presented as part of Celebrating Seniors Week, in which community organizations, agencies and businesses partner together to create events to educate and entertain older adults, as well as keep them active. Senior Resource Guides listing all of the events will be available.


Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

Brushes & Bites

Find your inner Van Gogh while supporting the North Riverside Public Library. Learn to paint your own masterpiece while enjoying great food in a family friendly environment. An instructor will provide step by step guidance to turn a blank canvas into a work of art to take home. All necessary supplies will be provided.


Tickets are available at the North Riverside Library for $40 each. Ticket price includes a delicious dinner and one complimentary drink.


Saturday, May 14 at 5:00 pm, at the Village Commons Gymnasium