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Monday, February 15th at 7:00pm
Through the talents of actress Cynthia Maddox we experience the rich histories of five famous African American women. Join us as we celebrate Black History Month and meet America's first Black poet, relive the Boston Massacre through the eyes of Crispus Attucks' wife, reflect with Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman, and rejoice with Pulitzer prize winner and Illinois Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks. Learn more...
So you’ve seen The Force Awakens (maybe more than once) but still got that Star Wars itch? Fear not, for in a library not far far away, a whole new set of Star Wars adventures is waiting to be explored.
Though most known for a ground-breaking, legendary career in music, art, fashion, and film that spanned six decades, David Bowie was also famously a voracious reader. Many of his works contain literary references and in interviews, he often alluded to books he had read or was currently reading. In 2013, as part of their efforts in creating the David Bowie Is art exhibit (which was displayed at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago as well as many major cities throughout the world), curators Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh compiled a list of David Bowie's Top 100 Books. The list spans a number of genres. tastes, and time periods and speaks volumes about Bowie's breadth of interests and how he came to be a cultural icon.