The Beatles: Their History in an Hour

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Time: 6:30

  As a musical entity, the Beatles have not existed for over 45 years, yet their music, their personalities, and their story continue to influence our culture and our expectations of popular music.  Learn about the Beatles’ career from their development in Liverpool, their popularity and Beatlemania, their psychedelic phase, and their dissolution.  Questions and participation encouraged.  […]

Wednesday Movie Matinee

Wednesday, March 07, 2018 | Time: 2:00

  Crossing Delancey  (1988), 97 min., Rated PG. A single, independent woman (Amy Irving) is caught in a romantic quandary when her grandmother hires a matchmaker to find her a husband.  Shown in celebration of Women’s History Month. Drop-in only.  Refreshments provided.

The Prairie State Primer

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | Time: 6:30 p.m.

    How much do you know about Illinois as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of statehood?  Here’s an opportunity to learn about the basic story of Illinois – the history and geography, plants and animals, cities and towns, and industry and agriculture.  Also, you’ll hear about the noted features, attractions, and heritage of Illinois […]

Remodeling 101

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | Time: 6:30 p.m.

  Join Larry Rych and Stephanie Bullwinkel of Imperial Kitchens and Baths, Inc. as they discuss the remodeling process, what to look for in a contractor, and how to budget for the project.  A question and answer period will follow. To sign up, call the library at (708) 447-0869 or click on the Event Registration […]

Wednesday Movie Matinee

Wednesday, April 04, 2018 | Time: 2:00 p.m.

      Young Man with a Horn (1950), 112 min., Not Rated. The life of trumpet player Bix Beiderbecke inspired this tale of a musician’s rise.  Starring Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day and Hoagy Carmichael.  Shown in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month.  Drop-in only.  Refreshments provided.

Lady T. Jazz Combo

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | Time: 6:30 p.m.

  North Riverside’s own Lady T. (Toscanellie Marcelain) and her band return to perform jazz standards and songs from vocalist Lady T.’s CDs.  Her musicians include Jim Pierce on guitar, Dan Delorenzo on bass, and Greg Artry on drums.  Presented in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month. Sign up by calling the library at (708) 447-0869 […]

Retirement and Investment Strategies

Thursday, April 26, 2018 | Time: 6:30 p.m.

Learn about taxed advantaged retirement strategies as well as investment blind spots and pitfalls.  Presented by Frank Mesina who is with New York Life and NYLIFE Securities and is an Arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Presented as part of Money Smart Week.  For a list of events and activities, visit www.moneysmartweek. org and […]

Wednesday Movie Matinee

Wednesday, May 02, 2018 | Time: 2:00 p.m.

Mr. Holmes (2015), 105 min., Rated PG. A 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) battles dementia and struggles to recall a 35-year-old case that caused him to retreat to the coast of Dover, England.  He is aided in his research by a curious 10-year-old boy.  Shown in celebration of Aging Well Month. Drop-in only.  Refreshments provided.

Organic Gardening

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 | Time: 6:30 p.m.

Learn how to grow your own organic vegetables and fruits at home.  Building good soil, composting, mulching, and getting rid of unwanted insects are the basics of using fewer toxins to grow wonderful, tasty homegrown vegetables and fruits for your family.  Presented by Karen Stasky, a former Master Gardener who has taught organic gardening at […]

TV Memories

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | Time: 6:30 p.m.

Take a fresh look at Uncle Miltie, Edward R. Murrow, Lucy, Gunsmoke and more!  Get an insider’s view of early TV programming.  Watch an original video featuring Chicago TV professionals who describe TV’s formative years and show clips from some of those early broadcasts.  Presented by Bob Burton who worked in the Communications Dept. at […]