Writing for Baseball and Cubs 2017 Preview

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Time: 6:30 p.m.

Learn about writing in the baseball industry with an emphasis on beginning as a writer including generating ideas, editing, building contacts and forging relationships with front office employees, agents and players.  Also, get a Chicago Cubs 2017 season preview.  Presented by Jared Wyllys who writes for Baseball Prospectus, Cubs Den and 2080 Baseball. To sign […]

Baseball Book Fest

Saturday, April 01, 2017 | Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Several authors will have books available for sale and signing. Subjects include biographies, women in baseball, children’s books, ballparks, history, and more! Stop by our Meeting Room on April 1st to meet these accomplished authors and to hear more about their work!

Wednesday Movie Matinee

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

  SPOTLIGHT (2015), 129 min., Rated R. This drama tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper’s tenacious Spotlight teams of reporters delve into allegations of abuse in the […]

Lady T. Jazz Combo

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

  North Riverside resident Toscanellie Marcelain (aka Lady T.) and her musicians, Jim Pierce on guitar and Dan Delorenzo on bass, return to perform standards and songs including from Lady T.’s CDs in celebration of National Jazz Appreciation Month. To sign up, call the library at (708) 447-0869 or click on the Event Registration link […]

How to Pay for College Without Going Broke

Thursday, April 27, 2017 | Time: 6:30 p.m.

  Experienced professionals share their knowledge and expertise to guide you through action steps you can take to reduce college costs and still have your child attend the college of their choice.  Discover creative, little-known financial and academic strategies to reduce college costs while finding the best-fit college for your child.  Presented by My College […]

Wednesday Movie Matinee

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 | Time: 2:00 p.m.

  SULLY (2016), 96 min., Rated PG-13. On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain Chesley Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media […]

Body Smart Gardening

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | Time: 6:30 p.m.

Learn how to protect yourself from injury while gardening. Body Smart Gardening involves the tools we use and how we use those tools. It also addresses things within our control – skin health and the prevention of muscle aches and strains.  Presented by Lise Gorajski from the University of Illinois Extension, Master Gardener Speakers Bureau.  Co-sponsored […]

MLB Umpire, Pilot and Author Dick Cavenaugh

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | Time: 6:30 p.m.

  Dick Cavenaugh was the home plate umpire for the first game of the 1984 National League playoffs between the Chicago Cubs and the San Diego Padres.  He was an airman during the Korean War.  He has dealt with many well-known people in politics, business and movies including Elizabeth Taylor, Bob Hope and President Kennedy.  […]