Meeting A & B

Earth Day 2018: Wildlife Conservation, Falcons, and Migratory Birds

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Join Craig Hendee, Executive Director of the International Heritage Conservancy, as we celebrate Earth Day 2018 with a presentation on Wildlife Conservation, endangered species, and a look at where some of our Northern Illinois migratory birds spend the winter. Craig’s famous ambassadors from the wild, Peregrine Falcons Alvin and Tommy, will be accompanying him, and he will touch on conservation projects working with various falcons, and the conservation education programs that are associated with those programs.

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Lunchtime@the Library --- Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Bring your lunch! We provide the guest speaker, coffee and dessert!
After President Woodrow Wilson suffered a paralyzing stroke in the fall of 1919, his wife, First Lady Edith Wilson, began to handle the day-to-day responsibilities of the Executive Office. William Hazelgrove’s book paints a vivid and engaging portrait of the woman who became the acting President of the United States just months before women officially won the right to vote. Book sale and signing will follow the program.
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The Blues According to John Primer

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Two-time Grammy Award nominee John Primer learned to play the blues from the best of the best---Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Jr. Wells, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor and many more---and has great stories and rich music to share. Join John and his harmonica player, Steve Bell, for an acoustic set of great music and stories.

CANCELLED - Lincoln Award Trivia & Voting

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
(Grades 9-12) Have you read at least four of the 2018 Lincoln Nominees? Join us for trivia, where we’ll put your reading to the test! Then vote for your favorite 2018 nominee! If you read all 20, you get a special prize. Be sure to pick up a Lincoln Nominee Bingo Board at the Youth Services desk or in the Young Adult section. Pizza and drinks will be provided ... please register.

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