Join us on Saturday April 21st for a program about December 7, 1941. Battlefield expert Robert Muelller will discuss the events of that day, the experiences of some of those who were there, and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Please note: This program will be held off-site at: Village Green 605 Barrington Ave. East Dundee.
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Join us on Saturday, April 14 for a program about Iran. A Sketch of Iran: the Country and Its Culture will be presented by Libby Fischer Hellmann, and will focus on the people, architecture, customs, and culture of that country.
While you’re waiting, or after the program, you can check out the following titles, most of which focus on life in Iran since 1979.
Join us on Sunday March 18 for a program about the fascinating history of the Fox River Valley, presented by local historian Phil Aleo. This program is part of our celebration of the Illinois Bicentennial.
Join us on Wednesday March 7, 2018 for a fascinating program about some of the amazing women of Chicago’s past and present. While you’re waiting, check out these books. Not all of these women will be profiled in the program, but they're all inspiring and have links to Chicago. Come to the Information desk for more suggestions to keep you reading during Women’s History Month, and register for Hell Hath No Fury: The Wild, Wicked, and Wonderful Women of the Windy City to learn more about these incredible women.
Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson passed away in February 2018. He was 48 years old.
If the recent hurricanes left you wanting to know more about the history of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the titles that follow are an easy place to start.
Next week brings Thanksgiving, which traditionally marks the start of the Holiday season. Since you’ll probably have more than one occasion to get your party on over the next month and a half, it’s probably a good time to start brushing up on your cocktail basics. As our blog’s resident cocktail nerd, I’m listing some fine titles to explore to find your signature seasonal cocktail and impress your guests and friends with your bartending skills. Warning, if you get too good at making cocktails, you’ll be in charge of drinks at every party you go to!
I, like many of you I'm sure, have been eagerly awaiting cooler weather; fall weather. Apple picking, cookie baking, leaf raking, see your breath in the air weather. Hot cider, sweaters and soup! I want to step outside and NOT immediately start sweating. So although the fall equinox came and went...late September and early October were still too hot for my taste. It seems to have finally passed. I love crisp, fall days when I can crank up the oven, get some dough rising while I prep soup.