Events

Adult Summer Reading Program

Multiple dates, begins Thursday, June 01, 2017 | Time:

Build a Better World June 1 – July 29 It’s time to sign up for the Adult Summer Reading Program!  All you have to do is read, listen to, or watch at least 4 library books, audiobooks or DVDs (including eBooks and downloadable audiobooks from Media On Demand and in the online card catalog) over […]


Wednesday Movie Matinee

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 | Time: 2:00 p.m.

  TUCKER : THE MAN AND HIS DREAM (1988), 110 min., Rated PG. Tucker (Jeff Bridges) is an engineer and showman who has a vision of the car of the future. Against formidable odds he raises the money and builds a fleet of them, only to have his factory shut down by Detroit’s Big Three […]


A Solar Eclipse Is Coming!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | Time: 6:30 p.m.

  On August 21, 2017, for the first time in almost 30 years, a total solar eclipse will be visible from the continental U.S. in a 71-mile-wide path stretching from Oregon to South Carolina. From the Chicago area, about 85% of the Sun will be covered by the Moon. Learn about eclipses and how you […]


The Liz Berg Band

Saturday, June 24, 2017 | Time: 2:00 p.m.

  Local recording artist, guitarist, composer and music teacher Liz Berg, will be playing rock and pop songs that most people know and love in addition to sharing the stories behind some of her original songs. Joining her will be musicians John Guerrini on keyboard and trumpet and North Riverside resident Stephan Kohnke on percussion. […]


Adult Coloring Club

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Time: 6:30 p.m.

Join our new Adult Coloring Club.  Come relax while begin creative.  Coloring pages, colored pencils, pens and crayons will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.       Drop-in only.


A Brief History of Retro Video Games

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | Time: 6:30 p.m.

Come learn about the history of home video games such as Super Mario Brothers, Super Mario 64, Sonic the Hedgehog and Resident Evil as well as the Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Sega Dreamcast and PlayStation consoles.  See a demonstration of the games, too!  Presented by Tim Little who has been reviewing retro games […]


Wednesday Movie Matinee

Wednesday, July 05, 2017 | Time: 2:00 p.m.

  FIELD OF DREAMS (1989), 106 min., Rated PG.  Best Picture nominee is a fantasy about a farmer (Kevin Costner) who builds a ballpark in his Iowa cornfield, where long-dead Major Leaguers gather to play. Drop-in only.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.


Chicago by Design : Architectural Vistas for a Visitor’s Eyes

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | Time: 6:30 p.m.

  This program highlights the builders who created the architectural vistas seen by millions of visitors to Chicago throughout the city’s history. We concentrate on the structures seen along Jackson Boulevard from its time as a central thoroughfare for railroad era travelers through its designation as Route 66.  Included are views and discussions of the […]


Miniature War Games

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Time: 6:30 p.m.

  Miniature war gaming is a fascinating hobby.  Many take it up to re-live historical battles. Gamer Glenn Domingo will demonstrate his fast paced Ships of the Line naval game.  He’ll provide the models (made of paper to be affordable) and teach the rules and tactics.  Learn how to survive on your ice boat home, […]


The True Story of a World War II Bomber Pilot

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | Time: 6:30 p.m.

  Mark Farina’s father-in-law, Casey Paulinski, was a bomber pilot during World War II.  Mr. Farina wrote a book about him titled, “Casey and the Flying Fortress” which tells the story of Casey from Chicago who became a co-pilot of a bomber in Europe during World War II.  He describes Casey’s training, the assembly of his B-17 […]


Adult Coloring Club

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | Time: 6:30 p.m.

Join our new Adult Coloring Club.  Come relax while begin creative.  Coloring pages, colored pencils, pens and crayons will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.       Drop-in only.


Wednesday Movie Matinee

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 | Time: 2:00

  REAR WINDOW (1954), 115 min., Rated PG. While watching his neighbors through the windows of the building across the courtyard, a laid-up magazine photographer (James Stewart) becomes convinced one of them has been murdered. Co-starring Grace Kelly and Raymond Burr. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Drop-in only.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. […]


Creating Ice Cream Dreams

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 | Time: 6:30

  Chef Michael Niksic returns to demonstrate ice cream recipes.  No machines are needed so everyone can do these recipes.  Tastings, of course, are featured.  Come to the library and make your ice cream dreams come true!  Chef Niksic has been instrumental in opening over 22 restaurants of various cuisines and themes. Sign up by […]


Adult Coloring Club

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | Time: 6:30 p.m.

Join our new Adult Coloring Club.  Come relax while begin creative.  Coloring pages, colored pencils, pens and crayons will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.       Drop-in only.


Ted Strong, Jr. : The Untold Story of an Original Harlem Globetrotter and Negro Leagues All-Star

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | Time: 6:30

  Ted Strong, Jr. played in seven Negro Leagues East-West All-Star games and was a key member of the 1940 Harlem Globetrotter basketball team that won the World Professional Basketball Championship.  Despite his athletic dominance in the 1930s and 40s, Strong, Jr. has largely been forgotten in American sports history.  Author Sherman L. Jenkins will […]


Coal Swamps, Coral Reefs, and Continental Glaciers : A Look at Illinois’ Geology

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 | Time: 6:30

Unjustly branded as a flat and boring place, Illinois is in fact full of scenic and scientifically significant locales that teach us much about our planet’s history.  Presented by Ray Wiggers and based on his popular book, “Geology Underfoot in Illinois.”  Mr. Wiggers teaches the Earth Sciences at Oakton Community College and College of Lake […]