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celebrate black history month text superimposed on Pan-African FlagMonday, 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...

photo showing young adults laughing while seated around a restaurant tableThursday, February 11th at 7:00pm
Meet up at Parmesans Station (inside the 80th Avenue Metra Station)

Learn how to customize your rental or small space with interior design tips and styling techniques from designer Julea Joseph of Reinventing Space.Sign Up

Next Events

February 9th,
10:00am to 10:20am
Storytime for 2 years and parentStories, activities, and a craft for 2 year olds with a parent. No registration required. Sign in at the Youth Services Desk prior to start time.
February 9th,
10:00am to 12:00pm
Teaches the fundamentals of personal computing, covering the desktop, files, folders, and applications (apps). This class is designed for beginning computer users.
February 9th,
11:00am to 11:20am
Storytime for 3-23 months and parentIntroduce your baby to books, reading, and the library! No registration required.

Talking Points

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.

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Oscar Fever Contest

You could win a movie gift basket!


  • Fill out a ballot with your Oscar predictions between February 1st and February 27th
  • Ballots also available at the Adult Reference Desk and online
  • Contest open to adults age 18 and over
  • Turn ballot in at the Adult Reference Desk no later than 5pm on Saturday, February 27th
  • Watch the Academy Awards on Sunday, February 28th
  • We'll choose the winner randomly from those submissions with the most correct answers
  • Winner contacted on Tuesday, March 1stOnline Ballot



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